Deeks Creek

A basic half day canyon with easy access from the Sea to Sky Highway near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. It features a jump and slide area, a freehanging rappel, a massive cave, and some technical downclimbing.


From BC-99 in West Vancouver, drive 19 miles towards Squamish. The best parking is just on the south side of Loggers Creek Bridge (49.4998, -123.2474) which is about 0.3 mile south of where Deeks Creek crosses BC-99. There is no parking at the Deeks Creek bridge.


Hike the popular Deeks Bluff Trail and drop into the creek at ~1,000 ft just above a scenic jump and slide pool. This route includes the best part of the canyon. Optionally, for a slightly longer route continue up the trail and drop in at ~1,150 ft. This adds two short rappels but is not recommended.


In moderate and low conditions it is a lot of fun to rappel directly in the waterfalls. But if there are high water conditions any of the rappels can be done completely out of the water.


  • Optional Rappel 1: 10 m from logs, can be easily bypassed
  • Optional Rappel 2: 10 m from logs, can be easily bypassed


  • Jump and slide area that can be bypassed
  • Rappel 1: 15 m from a tiny tree DCR (Down Canyon Right) directly in the waterflow, or dry rappel from a tree DCL (Down Canyon Left)
  • Rappel 2: 15 m from a log into the gap between twin streams flowing around a chokestone
  • Water Capture Dam. Please do not disturb this facility as it is a micro-electric generator feed pipe. The outflow is near the end, under a residential home.
  • Rappel 3: 25 m from an anchor DCL at head height. Check out the MASSIVE CAVE on Climbers Left.
  • Rappel 4: 20 m from an anchor on large flat rock. Mostly free hanging.
  • Rappel 5: 15 m from a boulder back from the edge. The pool is shallow—do not jump.
  • Rappel 6: 12 m from some trees DCR into a notch. Other options are available. 


Walk the creek to the highway and then walk 0.3 mile to the cars. 


Standard canyoning gear, a thick wetsuit, neoprene booties, helmet, kevlar gloves, webbing, and replacement quick links. 


  • Rappels: 6-8
  • Longest Rappel: 80 feet
  • Approach: 1.1 mile
  • Exit: 0.2 mile
  • Time: 3-5 hours


  • This canyon is rated v3a3 II from June through September (before fall rains).
  • On the approach, do not confuse the Deeks Bluff Trail with the Deeks Lake Trail which begins about 800 meters further north from the proper parking lot.
  • For updated information and recent trip reports from the community, visit the Deeks Creek web page on Ropewiki.

Information for Leaders

Considerations for travel to Canada

  • Difficulty: Basic Canyon
  • Length: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 7
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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