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easy walk / hike, very scenic

You can reach Butze Rapids on the number 60 bus, dropping you right at the start of the trail. Get... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Jeanette M
Cairns, Australia
Great hike

Enjoyed a leisurely 3-hr hike (we took our time) through the rain forest to see the rapids. I was a... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Linda G
Vernon, Canada
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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 4, 2014

I did this hike on a beautiful, warm, sunny morning between 9:30 a.m. and noon. I caught the #60 bus going to Port Edwards right in front of the Museum of Northern British Columbia @ 9:05 a.m. I believe this is the first bus of...More

4  Thank Neil L
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Let's just say as a history enthusiast this offers NO history NO interesting areas other than the rapids and NO detail about anything that it used to be

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All reviews great walk beautiful hike old growth forest high tide temperate rainforest short hike quiet walk viewing platform close to town great workout coastal forest circular walk interpretive signs take your time beautiful area two hours couple of hours
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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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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.

Thank D T
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This is about an 1 1/2 hrs. walk with some slightly steep sections if you are not in good shape. We found it fairly easy ourselves. It is close to town and worth taking in.

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

we did this in lieu of an excursion. We caught a cab from the visitor center and arranged to have them pick us up in 2 hours. I would not think you could do thisn in any less than 2 hours to enjoy the hike....More

Thank Ray B
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from Dwight T | 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.