Shannon Falls - Squamish Area
Activity:We've been to Shannon Falls a couple times, usually as a stop on the way to Whistler. It's not really that far from Vancouver and it makes for a nice Sunday drive on the Sea-to-Sky Highway (Highway 99). The 1100 foot falls is the 3rd highest in the province. This is a great place to have a picnic also. You can also combine the Falls with other attractions in the area like the BC Museum of Mining - Britannia Beach, West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Squamish, or Viewing Bald Eagles - Brackendale.
Age group:All ages
:An impressive display of cascading water. It's also pretty in mid-winter when it freezes over, and people try to climb it, although I would recommend you don't do that unless you know how.
Details:Shannon Falls Provincial Park is just south of Squamish on Highway 99, about 45-55 minutes from Vancouver. For more information call (604) 898-3678.
Educational highlights:Before becoming a provincial park, the falls had been owned by William Shannon who made bricks from the creek's clay, then by Britannia Copper Mines, and by Carling O'Keefe Brewery who used the water in their Heidelberg brand of beer.
Fun for the adult?:Yes
View of Shannon Falls from the Roadhouse Diner at Khalanie