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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

Egmont Road, Egmont, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 885-3714
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Egmont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a spare 1/2 day and decided to walk to the rapids from Egmont to kill time. We were so glad we made the effort as the rapids were really amazing, and we loved watching the crazy kayakers playing in the white water. The trail was further than we first thought and was quite hard work as there is... More

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Powell River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a wonderful walk to the rapids from Egmont through the rain forest. The best time to visit is when it's a very high tide as the rapids are fastest in the world I believe.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

nice walk and great rapids, I would recommend one of the things to do when you are here, stop at the bakery on your way out or in, also check out the museum across the street. Ideal time to see is when the rapids are at max but slack water is also nice if you might get a chance to... More

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went in when the tide table showed extra large flood. I arrived an hour before the tide chart said and stayed to watch the rodeo kayakers challenge the rapids. I brought supper with me so I leisurely enjoyed supper while watching very energetic men and women kayak the flood waters. Amazing! The hike in and out is very doable,... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were told this was the 2nd fastest tidal race in the world and it does not disappoint! Choose the tides with care using the published tables available on the web so that you get the best currents and this is an awesome spectacle - kayaks riding the waves and a ferocious current hurtling through the narrows. A brilliant mile... More

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B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

With big tide changes many people watch kayakers and surfers challenging the rapids doing stunts. Quite amazing ! Check it out on line.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am in pretty good shape, and the hike took 70 minutes in and 70 minutes out. On the way there were more than a few people that had found it too difficult. The rapids are just that, and unless you get there when the tide's ebb and flow are at the maximum, it's rather disappointing. Even at the right... More

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

One of the unusual spots on the planet, this should be on your to do list. It will take you about an hour to walk in and another hour to walk out, The difficulty is posted at level 2, what ever that means, but if you are in half decent shape you will enjoy the experience. Speaking of the walk,... More

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I did this walk on a hot day in August and appreciated being in the woods the whole way. The path is clear and, although not crowded, was being enjoyed by all ages. I timed my walk for a change of tide, as recommended, and enjoyed both viewpoints at the end. I was hoping to get lunch at the bakery;... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the Skookumchuck well worth the easy hike. do not miss the bakery on the end of the hike 150m from the parking lot

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