Hike through McGillivray Canyon

Mcgillivray Slabs Trailhead

Explore the beautiful moss filled McGillivray Canyon in just a few hours!

Between Pigeon Mountain and Mount McGilliveray, pull off the road and slow down until you see a little dirt road turn off to the large parking area.

Follow the trail heading south- don't take the transcanada trail- further up you will find another small trail that takes you to the creek bed. Follow the creek bed into the canyon.

We explored the canyon for a few hours- past the picturesque chockstone before turning around. Theres lots of chains and log ladders to make traveling through the canyon easier. We explored the canyon back in September and I'd say the water was about waist deep in some sections.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Food
  • Water
  • Extra Layers

Could Bring: to make it easier

  • Harness
  • Slings
  • Carabiners
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Activities Chillin, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


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Some more info about how to actually get there

So I had read this post and tried to find this canyon as I thought it would be cool. But following these directions lead us in the wrong way about 3 times. The parking lot on the map is about 2 kms from where to actually need to park and the directions have you not take the trans Canada trail, but in reality it's the only way to get there. Also I think the beginner level on this hike might be a little low as there are some spots in the canyon where the climbin gets pretty sketchy. It was really fun once we found it and I would totally recommend the canyon just not these directions.

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