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Best Trail in Prince Rupert

This is a moderate walking or running trail with some pretty good hills scattered throughout. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Prince Rupert, Canada
Butze Rapids Trail

Excellent walk in old-growth forest, meadows, and along the inlet. If you time it right, there's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews great walk old growth forest flora and fauna beautiful hike high tide viewing platform temperate rainforest short hike uphill sections number bus enjoyable walk coastal forest guided walk interpretive signs close to town easy walk take your time
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a moderate walking or running trail with some pretty good hills scattered throughout. The views are unbeatable and there is access to the rocky beaches for picnics or more exploring. There are outhouses about 1kilometre into the trail, but none until you circle...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent walk in old-growth forest, meadows, and along the inlet. If you time it right, there's a phenomenon with tides; I just can't remember what that was! :o}

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Terry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well groomed and accessible trail for people of all ages. This 5km hike takes just over an hour to complete and will show you many different aspects of rainforest flora and fauna

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrea P
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
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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
Thank amyv548
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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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.