It’s no secret that Squamish is the ultimate place to go if you’re wanting to get lost in nature, but there truly is no better time to take in Squamish’s beauty than the Fall. Coniferous and deciduous trees shed their leafy greens and replace them with bright, bold sunset colours of red, orange, and yellow. But where are the best places in Squamish to get the best view? Let’s find out.
1. SHANNON FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK
Shannon Falls Provincial Park truly is the whole package as it features not only beautiful trees, but a trek to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of B.C. There’s also a picnic area at the base of the waterfall Although the trees themselves are quite a sight, witnessing the fall of the leaves and seeing them cascade down the river truly elevates this experience.
2. STAWAMUS CHIEF
Like Shannon Falls, this one is a double-whammy that is a must-do on the nature lover’s to-do list. Not only is the hike itself a treat for witnessing the beauty of Fall, but once you reach the peak, you’re able to see panoramic views of one of the most beautiful places in all of B.C. Be sure to go on a sunny day as the hike can be tricky, and dress warm if you plan on staying awhile.
3. LOOKOUT POINT ON THE CROOKED FALLS TRAIL
This one requires a bit of work to get to, but it’s absolutely worth it. You can reach the lookout point by driving up the Squamish Valley Forest Service Road and then hiking the Sigurd trail that’s just past the bridge. Once you reach the viewpoint, you can either head back or continue onwards to see Crooked Falls.
4. SQUAMISH MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
For the bikers, there’s no better place to visit and go biking than the Squamish Mountain biking trails. With over 200km of track to explore, you can spend all day on the trails and still not see it all. The most popular trails to check out are Pseudo-Tsuga and Wonderland.
5. ELFIN LAKES IN GARIBALDI PROVINCIAL PARK
If you truly want to see the colours of Fall come alive, come to Elfin Lakes. As the sun begins to set, it makes the meadow across the lake look like it’s been dipped in liquid gold.