We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Nice hike

Many towns have a local hike popular with locals and visitors, this is Prince Ruperts. A pleasant, flat, easy 5km hike just out of town, pleasant woodland and river. We missed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Roger B
,
Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Many towns have a local hike popular with locals and visitors, this is Prince Ruperts. A pleasant, flat, easy 5km hike just out of town, pleasant woodland and river. We missed the bus so it was a $12 cab ride and about an hour downhill stroll back to town. A nice thing to do if you gave time to kill... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a lovely little hike that doesn't take too long (1h-1h30 depending on how often you stop to take pictures) , is gorgeous all the way through and has stunning vistas of the islands when the trees open up towards the bottom of the hike. There are signs for bear & wolf warnings and I was alone but sang... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Prince Rupert
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is the premier walk for anyone around town. It has fantastic flora and fauna to see as well as beaches galore. Do no miss it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prince George, British Columbia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Easy walking trail. Able to take public transit from Prince Rupert. Lots of wild flowers and birds. Great views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prince George, British Columbia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nice views. A few good hills and a bit of a hike but worth it on a nice day. Where your runners and bring water.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Well maintained path, great view of the rapids. Close to town. We were able to push a stroller all the way no problem, couple of spots were a bit of a slog. Worth it though.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Terrace, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A not too difficult trail, Butze rapids is great for the varying terrain. It turns from lush forest to little Dr Suess Bonsai trees as you go along - if you venture off the trail down into the tidal zones, you can see everything from starfish to sea cucumbers - just make sure you go when the tide is low... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This 5 km trail makes for a gorgeous hike through coastal forest, swamp, and even beach. There are numerous interpretive signs for those wishing to learn more about the local flora and lots of benches, picnic tables, and lookouts for those wishing to take in the scenery. I've done this trail a couple times on sunny days and was never... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Burns Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was a beautiful hike! As photographers, we spent a few hours taking pics when the trail really shouldn't have taken that long at all. The trail was quite busy, but everyone was very friendly. Glad we stumbled across it!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hiked all through it and found it amazing to see all the rapids and find out all the interesting facts and took a lot of beautiful pictures

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Butze Rapids Park and Trail also viewed

Prince Rupert, British Columbia
 
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
 

Been to Butze Rapids Park and Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Address: Address: Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Prince Rupert

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Butze Rapids Park and Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?