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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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Smoky, but scenic

We were unfortunate to visit this lovely park during the wildfire season in July. The sky was a sickly yellow and, although no one in our group had any breathing issues, it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve F
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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394 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were unfortunate to visit this lovely park during the wildfire season in July. The sky was a sickly yellow and, although no one in our group had any breathing issues, it was certainly not the experience we had hoped for. The trail to the rapids was level and well maintained, although a bit longer than I had expected. Once... More 

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Thank Steve F
Yellowknife, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Easy walk. Approx four interpretive signs along the way. A bit harder when the trail comes to the Y intersection with roots and rocks to maneuver. Tides and kayaker was interesting.

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Thank SlimJim2003
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

A good hike through an amazing virgin forest, on a well traveled trail, brings you to the reward of the inlet. Timing is everything.

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Vancouver
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is a nice easy walk in to see the Narrows. make sure you wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing as you do walk in a forested area. Ensure you check to see the best viewing time for the tides either online or in the local paper. it is an extra bonus to see the kayaker a rip in the... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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172 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Okay this is the world's highest saltwater rapids. Fascinating to watch at high tide - which we did. Nice walk in - relatively flat - with a few inclines and declines near the attraction. 8km round trip and the surface mostly god. Poles unnecessary. Really interesting flora and a few nice birds.

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Thank mhharvey
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The hike to the rapids is relatively easy until the last 15 minutes or so. Then there are lots of roots on the pathway and it is more up and down. However, the first 30 - 40 minutes of hiking, depending on how fast you walk, is easy. It's also stunningly beautiful! Go early so you don't have to rush... More 

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Thank Jan J
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The walk through the rainforest is breathtaking. Reminded me a lot of the Redwood Forest. Then the payoff at the narrows. Calm and flowing water starts rushing faster and faster as the tides change and then the water become violent.

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Thank JC_Cheese_25
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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133 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The trail to the rapids is well marked and it is winds it way through a beautiful west coast rain forest. Lots of moss, ferns and beautiful trees..with some sunshine it is magical. The trail is quite easy, but you need to watch where you are walking due to the many tree roots that cross the trail. Be sure to... More 

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Thank Dianne M
Missoula, Montana
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192 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The tides and land formation create a spectacular water display. The Provincial Park and Narrows are about 1 hour 20 minutes from Sechlet. After parking along the main road, you have to walk down a private road and then on a trail at the end of the road for another hour. The walk is through a rain forest of ancient... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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144 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

It's a four kilometer hike into the park to see the water rushing through the narrows with a plethora of whirlpools. Magnificent. Be there just high before high tide for the best viewing time.

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