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Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Nafees

6 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll leave downtown Vancouver at 10am in a shuttle to Squamish on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. The 6 hour tour includes a 2 hour return shuttle service, a steep 3 hour, 11km return, 600meters elevation hike, with an hour break at the top. Beautiful waterfalls, rugged forests and rock faces lead the way to a spectacular viewpoint of mountains and the ocean. We'll also stop at the end at Shannon Falls, BC's second largest waterfall.

This is not a beginner's hike (there are easier ones I organize) and you have the option of taking a gondola to the top if we find it's too difficult. We'll have several easier options for trails at the top if that's the case.

As an outdoors guide with 20+ years of experience leading hikes, I will show you how to hike safely, following your own pace if needed. As a photographer I'll not only take beautiful photos of your memories, but also teach you landscape photography regardless of whether you carry a smartphone or DSLR. Details on what to wear and bring along for the tour will be provided.
We'll leave downtown Vancouver at 10am in a shuttle to Squamish on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. The 6 hour tour includes a 2 hour return shuttle service, a steep 3 hour, 11km return, 600meters elevation hike, with an hour break at the top. Beautiful waterfalls, rugged forests and rock faces lead the way to a spectacular viewpoint of mountains and the ocean. We'll also stop at the end at Shannon Falls, BC's second largest waterfall.

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Shuttle service
  • Equipment
    Hiking poles (optional) can be ordered ahead of time, as well as a DSLR if...
From $119
/ person
Thu, Apr 22
$149 per person
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$149 per person
Sun, Apr 25
$149 per person
$149 per person
Sun, May 2
$149 per person
$149 per person

Meet your host, Nafees

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 68 Reviews
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I've been leading hikes for the local community as well as travelers for the past 20 years. After living in 7 countries and visiting 56, I founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of landscape photography through lessons, photoshoots and guided hikes/walks. Lessons on your camera/smartphone include tips and tricks, composition, and settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I also organize hikes for charity and youth groups, including refugees and newcomers to Canada.

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I've been leading hikes for the local community as well as travelers for the past 20 years. After living in 7 countries and visiting 56, I founded Nature PhotoHikes where I share my love of landscape photography through lessons, photoshoots and guided hikes/walks. Lessons on your camera/smartphone include tips and tricks, composition, and settings like shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I also organize hikes for charity and youth groups, including refugees and newcomers to Canada.

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Where you'll be

We'll be visiting Squamish, a 45 minute drive from Vancouver, and hike the Stawamus Chief trail. We'll also visit Shannon Falls.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 68 reviews.

Fabiana
October 2020
This was THE BEST hike experience I’ve ever done. Nafees is an expert and he really cares for your well being along the way. Constantly check ups to ensure everyone is doing well and gave us some amazing tips for photography. Nafees really went above and beyond for our hike! I would 100% recommend. I could have never done this on my own. Thanks Nafees!
This was THE BEST hike experience I’ve ever done. Nafees is an expert and he really cares for your well being along the way. Constantly check ups to ensure everyone is doing well a…
Lucy
October 2020
I had a wonderful time hiking Stawamus Chief! The scenery was beautiful and I made new friends on this experience. Nafees is an amazing host! I learned some useful hiking tips and cool new iPhone tricks from him. He also took lots of photos for us! I’d highly recommend this experience!
I had a wonderful time hiking Stawamus Chief! The scenery was beautiful and I made new friends on this experience. Nafees is an amazing host! I learned some useful hiking tips and…
Elena
October 2020
Thank you so much for a fantastic once in a life time experience! We loved the hike and the views from Stawamus Chief. We would not have been able to do this alone or without all of the tips and guidance you provided along the way. I highly recommend Nafees for tours, very knowledgeable, phenomenal photographer and had so much insight about the world. Thank you very much, we can’t wait to return to Vancouver for more adventures!
Thank you so much for a fantastic once in a life time experience! We loved the hike and the views from Stawamus Chief. We would not have been able to do this alone or without all o…
Shane
August 2020
Nafees was an amazing host. He gave some neat tips on taking photos with cellphones that I never would have thought to find out about myself. He had very diverse knowledge set on the history of the Vancouver area and it made the experience that much better!
Nafees was an amazing host. He gave some neat tips on taking photos with cellphones that I never would have thought to find out about myself. He had very diverse knowledge set on t…
Ravi
August 2020
Excellent hike and guide. It was very easy to keep up with Nafees and he helped every step of the way. The view of the sound from the top is definitely worth seeing.
Lina
March 2020
This is my second time doing a guided hike tour with Nafees and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to spend the whole day with. This was the highlight of my stay in Vancouver. Once again he was very patient, kind, and a wonderful person overall with many interesting stories to share. He is so passionate about nature and photography; I’ve learned so many techniques about macrophotography in such a short period of time that I will take with me forever. It was only Nafees and I on this particular trip and it was like catching up with an old friend, I felt very comfortable. I will always do a guided hike with Nafees when I am in Vancouver!
This is my second time doing a guided hike tour with Nafees and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to spend the whole day with. This was the highlight of my stay in Vancouve…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 11 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing, preferably in layers

2L water