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Great escape! Trail circles through the coastal rain forest, with multiple viewpoints of the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Prince Rupert, Canada
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Nice Walk

Appreciated the walk. Is well done letting us know some of the trees etc. Had some pretty vantage... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great escape! Trail circles through the coastal rain forest, with multiple viewpoints of the ocean. You can walk down and explore on low tide if wanted. Or just enjoy hiking/running the trail.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Appreciated the walk. Is well done letting us know some of the trees etc. Had some pretty vantage points for views. Nice way to spend a few hours

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank retired27
Reviewed October 12, 2018

You can reach Butze Rapids on the number 60 bus, dropping you right at the start of the trail. Get the timetable from the information centre. I saw deer, squirrels and plenty of birds. The lakeside views are beautiful. It takes about 2hr if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Enjoyed a leisurely 3-hr hike (we took our time) through the rain forest to see the rapids. I was a little disappointed at first that you couldn't get closer to the rapids, but the second part of the loop trail was so beautiful that it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Had a great walk today, many stops along the way to look at the plants,,many unusual plants here, love the old trees being ‘nurseries’ for new growth. All in all a great day out, including The falls

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful nature hike. So lush and well maintained. If you stop here on a cruise make sure to find a way to get there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a very enjoyable walk in the rainforest on the way to the Butze Rapids viewing platform. The trail is well groomed, fairly flat consisting of dirt, gravel or boardwalk, a few uphill sections and 2 outhouses are located in the beginning part. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

though it is really a walk (not a hike) it's in a beautiful area with great views of the coastal areas. Signage explaining what we are seeing was good but was starting to be hard to read. We did the trail twice - once in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Really enjoyed our walk around the Butze Rapids trail. The tide was way out at "Grassy Beach" [?] so we chased little black crabs around. The Rapids weren't very rapidy but they were very pretty. Probably didn't hit the right time of day. Trail in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cesmith71
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

What a great walking/jogging path. Some areas are in need of upkeep/grooming but overall a great area. Too bad the signage has been damaged by vandals.

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from coldwight | Reviewed this property |
with those kids you are looking at 35-45 min to the beach.
July 19, 2016|
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Response from luv2for1travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are taxis that will take you there. I think it was about $15 Canadian from the ship dock to the trail. You will have a lovely walk to the Rapids,,if I remember right it was about 30 min one way into the Rapids... More
mark m
April 14, 2016|
Response from luv2for1travel | Reviewed this property |
The trail is gravel along with the little hills, so being around wheelchairs I wouldn't want to take a wheelchair along the trails. Hope this is of help.
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Sightseeing and Transport in Prince Rupert? (2 Replies)
I will be arriving by train from Jasper on Saturday night May 28 and leaving on the ferry to Alaska very late Monday(actually 3am (Tuesday morning). Disappointed the Museum will not be open either Sunday or Monday. See Cannery open Sunday but not Monday. Have now discovered no buses on Sunday unless that is winter only. Is my only option to rent a car to get to the cannery? For Monday I have listed - Sunken Gardens, Port Visitor Centre, Pacific Mariners Memorial Park, Railway Museum and...More
March 05, 2017|
Response fromBrianR44|
Thanks for this advice. I did contact the tourist office as you advised and just received a reply. In May the Museum of Northern British Columbia is closed Sunday and Monday so I will miss that. The Cannery is closed Monday but while most buses do not run Sunday the Bus route 60 to Port Edward runs Monday - Sunday May1st - September 30th so I will not need to rent a car which is a great relief. They have also provided more information on the bus to Butzee Rapids. The Railway Museum is open...More