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Butze Rapids Park and Trail

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Address: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Easy to walk trail

What a beautifully maintained trail .My favourite sign was one that Said "Men to the left because women are always right" .Even my husband laughed and we took a picture of me in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
raeann01
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North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautifully maintained trail .My favourite sign was one that Said "Men to the left because women are always right" .Even my husband laughed and we took a picture of me in front of it.

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Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Nice walk, time it with the run in tide to see the rapids reverse. Talk with the locals about timing this for peak tidal flow.

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Thank MickandA
Gladstone, Australia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Lovely 5 km trail...quite steep in parts but worth it. Spent an hour at Grassy Bay watching the landscape appear out of the fog. Good dry gravel path even in heavy rain and lots of information on the plants . Really lovely forest walk . Rapids are tidal so check tide tables if you want to see them at their... More 

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Thank Sally E
Prince Rupert, Canada
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I made the mistake thinking I could walk from downtown to the trail; it's over 5 km each way, making about a 10 mile trek total. Once I was there, though, it was quite pleasant. The trail is well kept, a few people on it on a Monday, the lookouts are nice, the section from the Butze Lookout to Grassy... More 

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Thank wmcduff
Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Went here twice on the trip, both times we missed the tides but the walk was still worth it! Very beautiful and stark, the bog parts especially. We're a bunch of bio nerds, so we went of trail several times for lichens and fungi, but even if your not a nerd it's very lovely!

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Thank Alex T
Prince Rupert, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A Brilliant, moderate level hike. Take a drink with you! The Flora and Fauna here are just Amazing. You will find Trees that grow nowhere else on Earth. You can choose between Trails also, which is Good if you don't want to see the Rapids. The Rapids are worth a look from the viewing platform, there are other trails also... More 

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Thank TishWulf
Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

An enjoyable, fairly easy going trail through rain forest type environment. Not far from Prince Rupert but you would need a car to get there.Spectacular views.

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Thank Nicola538
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is more than a little city park hike -- there is elevation gain and loss, albeit more of the rolling the variety than the steep kind. One or two hills are nicknamed 'thigh burner" and "calf burner" by our guides but all ages and varieties of fitness in our group were just fine. There are 800 year old trees... More 

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Thank Beth Z
Prince Rupert, Canada
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Butze Rapids is great hike for those who are moderately fit. The groomed trail takes the hiker through rain forest, rugged ocean beach and bog area with stunted trees. Well used by both locals and visitors. About 45 minutes.

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Thank Judy W
Smithers, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent hiking trail. Got their before the rain really started to come down. For a cloudy day it was a very secluded and well maintained hiking trail. Missed the rapids as we got to the viewpoint as the tide was coming in.

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