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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 2013
Type: National Parks
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Aldergrove, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have always wanted to be on the ground at the narrows. I had the good fortune of flying over the narrows several times in the '80's, this was my first time seeing them in near full flow all be it without kayakers playing. I guess it was still too early in the season. If you go, having an understanding... More

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White Rock, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The village of Egmont is quaint and beautiful. The trails heading to the Skookumchuck Narrows are well maintained, and of moderate difficulty. There are some inclines and stairs, as well as some uneven footing. However, when you reach the end the views are scenic, and the rapids are awe-inspiring (especially at Switch tide). My advice would be to look up... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a 4 km walk that starts off nice and easy, but the last 1 to 2 km is a bit rugged. Tree roots, rocks, some narrow pathways, etc., but if you take your time it's well worth it. We're both well over 70 and had no real problems. The rapids and the kayakers doing their thing is great... More

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Maple Falls, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The short hike to the Skookumchuck Narrows is worth the time. You should time your walk with the tides so you can see the crazy rapids with eddies and whirlpools start to form, then get intense and then dissipate to flat calm. (So cool!) Watching the adrenaline junky kayakers go through it is thrilling.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited Lake Sakinaw Lodge in July, and decided to take a walk "off the beaten track" early one morning, somewhere near to Lake Ruby... About 30 minutes into our hike, we encountered a baby Black Bear (along with her Mama), and so that was the end of our hike to Lake Ruby! We made a hasty retreat back to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Huge trees dripping with moss, hanging over the trail to the narrows. Absolute silence and great forest beauty. People walk the 4 km trail to get to the viewpoint for the extreme kayaker a surf the big wave at the ideal tide, which is fascinating, but the trail is a fine walk anytime of day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wow .. beautiful trails and fantastic kayakers on the skookumchuck rapids. I have never seen anything like it. Breathtaking and definitely worth the 4 km trek in to view it. Take water to drink as there is nothing along the trail ...

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Got to see it to believe it nothing to dislike its just an one of a kind experience exciting and mesmerizing

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Guelph
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great hike, scenic views. Suggest you get in early before the crowds arrive. We were heading back out just at peak flow times.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The walk in is part of the attraction - a lovely mossy forest on the way in - we didn't time it exactly but it was a hot day when we went so we were walking only at a moderate pace and I guess it took about 45 mins or so. If you want to see the high tide waves,... More

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