I will be travelling to Canada for a business trip, and I can spare a weekend in between my schedule. I'd be keen to trek/hike near Vancouver, and I have banked upon hiking The Stawamus Chief. As I'll be there as a technocrat, am I legally allowed to hike in Canada? Or do I have to comply to any legal procedures?

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    You might wanna consider discussing the same with the clients that you're gonna see?
    – WedaPashi
    Sep 15, 2014 at 14:04
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    You're allowed to do tourist things on a business trip, if that's what you're asking. Sep 15, 2014 at 19:21

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National parks tend to be absolutely open to anyone, their goal being to allow public enjoyment without compromising the area for future generations.

From the park's own website:

A permit is not required for front-country camping, hiking, moorage, etc. in most parks. Campsite reservations are accepted at many front-country parks.

To be absolutely sure, you could try contacting the park itself.

As a bonus, this page has a lot of general information related to your planned hike. The only fees are for camping!

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    Yep, no need to get a permit to climb the Chief. Have fun!
    – Ryley
    Sep 15, 2014 at 16:02

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