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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

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Address: Egmont Road, Egmont, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 885-3714
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This trip takes about 2 hours and you need to know what the best time is as even an hour off can make a huge difference in the waters. Great walk and good coffee shop at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This trip takes about 2 hours and you need to know what the best time is as even an hour off can make a huge difference in the waters. Great walk and good coffee shop at the start if it's open.

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is more than an hour hike to the rapids but well worth it. Check the tides so you go when the action is happening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We didn't make the hike on time to see the infamous Rapids. It was still a very beautiful leisurely hike. Mostly flat with a few hills at the end. It's a beautiful maintained trail through a peaceful rainforest. It took us 40 mins each way but if you go at a slower pace, it may take you an hour. The... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went on a water taxi to some waterfalls (can't recall the name specifically) and then to see the legendary Skookumchuck Narrows tidal wave. It was so fascinating to see kayakers maneuver their way in this overwhelming wave. My 5 year old loved watching them from the boat. The salmon were prevalent and jumping right of the water along the... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Definitely one of highlights of my trip while visiting Gibson's. it's one of the most beautiful nature trails I've walked in my life and highly recommended.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a nice hike and it can be worth. I've seen too many people who are really not fit enough for part of the hike or are not prepared. It is not a short hike and parts are somewhat strenuous. There are no refreshment stands along the way! Good shoes are a must if you want to enjoy it... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Flat walk through the forest. Most of the trail is a gravel road however the end third is rougher. I'd read the tide charts so you can time your arrival at the narrows for the high of either the ebb (wild) or flood (kayakers on the standing wave). Stop at the Skookumchuck bakery for a really great cinnamon bun and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went hiking here today. Sechelt visitor centre told me it was doable with a jogging stroller. Have a 2.4 year old and a 7 week old so took a sturdy 4x4 stroller and carrier and off we went. The trail was straight with some rolling hills for the first 3km but the last km was a nightmare of pathway completely... More 

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calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went there on Jul 14. Egmont is a small town with 300 people. There is no garbage pick up service. If your garbage can not be recycled, you have to bring them outside of Egmont. Before you head out, you need to check the tide table for proper timing to view -XL or +XL. At -XL time, there will... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The trail to the rapids is an easy 45 minute walk, there even is a coffee shop at the trail head. Make sure you time your visit correctly to experience the rapids, otherwise it may be a bit disappointing. Still a great view from the viewpoint.

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