The Chief kept me waiting all Winter but finally the snow melted and it certainly did not disappoint. Take your pick of 3 large granite domes to hike and you will be gifted with the most fabulous view of Squamish town and the lumber floating on Howe Sound deep below. Views like these capture the magic of the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific North West. The Chief also holds spiritual significance for the Squamish indigenous people who are local to this area and takes roughly 3 hours to climb.
Where else in the World can you get served awe-inspiring mountains and beautiful waters teaming with sea life? All this is within a 45 minute drive of the bright lights of Vancouver and the dizzy heights of the Whistler ski resort. It is what makes Vancouver frequently voted one of the best places to live in the world.
In the distance, the sea to sky highway snakes around the coast all the way back to Vancouver, whilst hikers marvel at the views. Be prepared to make acquaintance with the friendly local chipmunks whilst you nibble on your picnic at the top of the Chief. If the outdoor lifestyle is for you, it is possible to commute into the city for work but beware of the early morning traffic on the Lions Gate bridge.
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