Camp at Cal-Cheak
Canada › Cal-Cheak
Added by Emily Haggar
- Great place to call home for the night on your West Coast road trip
- Huge old growth forest
- Suspension bridge, trails and two beautiful rivers
- Affordable, non-crowded camping
Where the beautiful Callaghan and Cheakamus Rivers converge, there is a great campsite aptly named after these two turquoise rivers. This is a quiet area, shaded by huge stands of West Coast forest, and easily accessible from HWY 99, about 20 minutes south of Whistler Village.
Hiking and mountain biking trails, plus a unique suspension bridge are all within a few minutes walk from the camping area.
There are lots of forested campsites and some beautiful riverside sites as well - drive around the three main areas to get your bearings. The sites are huge, with plenty of room for a camper van or multiple tents.
Rarely full, this hidden gem is a fantastic place to set up a base camp to explore the surrounding Whistler area. Brandywine Falls is just 3km to the south, with both highway and trail access, while Garibaldi Park is a short distance further. This is as close as you can get to backcountry camping within a developed campsite.
Cal-Cheak has large signage visible from HWY 99. Heading south from Whistler the turn-off is just before the main road to the Callaghan Valley, about 20 minutes past Whistler Village. You'll need to do a U-turn here, as there's no turning left on the highway. From Squamish, the turn off is about 25 minutes to the north, just past Nairn Falls.
55 campsites/$13 night/camp area operator onsite/pit toilets/picnic tables
- All your car camping essentials!
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Best no frills campsite around Whistler!
This campsite is a great place to stay for your Whistler/Sea-to-sky adventure. The place has great shaded sites in an old growth forest and the river flowing nearby keeps the noise down for surrounding campsites. No site is a bad site and there are a few right down near the water which are always full on the weekends. Price is cheap and often a few sites are free even on long weekends late Friday.
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