Vancouver Icons: Stawamus Chief

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Stawamus Chief, commonly referred to as “The Chief” is about 50 minutes north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, as you approach Squamish. Currently in the running to be named one of the 7 Natural Wonders of BC, it is the second largest granite monolith on earth and a very popular spot for rock climbers and hikers. While it’s not right in town (though still in the “604”), it is recognizable and frequently photographed making it a fit for the Vancouver Icons photo series.

Squamish / Sea to Sky / Stawamus Chief / HDR / The Chief / Sky / Clouds / Mountain / Kyle Bailey
Photo credit: Kyle Bailey – Da Big Cheeze on Flickr

Impressing the Chief with Big Air Log booms at Nexen Beach
Photo credit: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC & Ruth and Dave on Flickr

Timber and granite

Live At Squamish 2012 - Friday Squamish Valley Music Festival 2013
Photo credit: John Bollwitt & miss604 on Flickr

2013-09-26 Squamish The Chief-4
Photo credit: Michael Schmidt Vancouver on Flickr

The Chief View from Howe Sound Brewing
Photo credit: Morisawa81 & miss604 on Flickr

The Chief (Squamish, BC) Stawamus Chief
Photo credit: Raul P & Tjflex2 on Flickr

Chief, Aguas Azules
Photo credit: Gordana AM on Flickr

Doing the Chief Stawamus Chief
Photo credit: gracemlau * P Squared Pics on Flickr

view from second peak
Photo credit: aloalo* on Flickr

Previous Vancouver Icons posts: Nine O’Clock Gun, Malkin Bowl, Search, Vancouver Rowing Club, Echoes, Point Atkinson Lighthouse, English Bay Inukshuk, Hollow Tree, Hotel Europe, Lions Gate Bridge Lions, LightShed, Granville Bridge, 217.5 Arc x 13′, Canoe Bridge, Vancouver Block, Bloedel Conservatory, Centennial Rocket, Canada Place, Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

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  1. Wendy TaylorFriday, October 4th, 2013 — 9:46am PDT

    2400 Motel on Kingsway

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