I've hiked The Chief in Squamish, a couple of times and there are a number of things to keep in mind.
Parking is a pain, but heck your there to hike.
The stairs and the trip sort of remind me of the grouse ground. But unlike the grind their is a cool stream next to the trail on the way up with a nice waterfall section. Then further up there are awesome pull out/ rest spots that have sick views of the mountains around you. However, these don't compare to the peak views.
Once you get to one of the three peaks the view is AWESOME definitely in the glory and awe give you perspective on life!!
I highly suggest this hike to anyone who hasn't done it! I make an effort to do it at least once a year.