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Stawamus Chief Hike and Photography Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your Vancouver hotel, where you’ll greet your guide and board a climate-controlled vehicle destined for the splendors of Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. After a 1-hour drive along the British Colombia Highway, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway because of its scenic landscapes, you’ll arrive in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.

    The Chief, an imposing granite monolith that towers 2,300 feet (700 meters) above the ground, is the second-largest free-standing rock in the world. Set off on your 2-hour hike to the top and receive insightful tips to improve your photography of the majestic landscapes you pass.

    After reaching the summit, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of the natural park. Spend an hour here, snapping photographs and absorbing the surrounding beauty, before you begin the downhill hike.

    Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Vancouver hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C8, Canada
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Transportation
    • Hiking poles and DSLR camera can be borrowed, although not necesssary
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

    The tour was a bliss! We hiked in a small group and got to know each other a little. There were some challenging moments on a way as I’m afraid of the heights but Nafees was very reassuring and the breathtaking views were the best...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Agata P
    NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

    Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad you found the challenging hike rewarding at the end and definitely conquered your fear of heights :)

    Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

    A beautiful hike up Stawamus Chief’s Rock. Nafees was a great guide and spent time reminding me how to get off manual mode on a digital camera. I would highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Lyndsay73
    NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Thanks so much for your review! Enjoy your camera's manual mode and good luck shooting!

    Reviewed 20 June 2018

    Nafees was extremely helpful explaining the hiking and photography (tips and tricks). Really enjoy the nature of Stawamus Chief Hike. !

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank JuanD1771
    NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

    Thanks so much Juan, for your review! Glad you enjoyed the hike and learned some good photography tips!

    Reviewed 22 May 2018

    I was staying in downtown Vancouver and needed to get some fresh air. Though I was a bit last minute (less than 24 hrs before departure), Nafees was kind enough to fit me on the hike to the Chief. The bus ride was nice as...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    NafeesShams, Owner at Nature Photo Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

    Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed your hike and learned some good techniques too!

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    16 May 2019|
    Response from NafeesShams | Property representative |
    Yes, it definitely helps as the hike is both steep and long.
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