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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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Long, worthwhile walk!!!

The walk to the Rapids is about 4K and takes about an hour each way. Consult visitor guides for best viewing times (at peak times of day the Rapids are more prominent) the walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeryttsmommy11
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Vanderhoof, Canada
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Vanderhoof, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk to the Rapids is about 4K and takes about an hour each way. Consult visitor guides for best viewing times (at peak times of day the Rapids are more prominent) the walk is referred to as fairly easy, however.... There are a number of hills (but slow and steady will help if you have difficulty with inclines) and... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike to do with family, as there is minimal elevation change. The hike to the narrows will take about an hour. Our children, 9 & 12 were able to do it in 45 minutes. Be sure to check the tide charts, as the view is most spectacular if you go during the flood tides. Of course, during this time... More 

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Thank NVanFamily
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the sunshine coast quite frequently so this has been on the list for a while. Be sure to check the tide tables and time your arrival during a tide change. The walk isn't strenuous but use care walking along the rocks by the narrows.

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Thank Taylor H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place to visit at tide change when there is a big difference between high and low tide. Especially when it is a incoming tide. Because it is such a narrow passage the water piles up on the outside 6 feet or more. This causes waves that kayakers ride in, in a very interesting way. The... More 

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Thank Stanley H
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really neat to see the narrows at full flood or ebb. The only downside is that there are so many people hiking out to do the same thing. The first approx 2/3 of the hike is quite easy, then it gets a bit hilly and rocky.

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Thank CSKseattle
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular rapids. Make sure your visit is timed according to the tide tables. Catch the rapids at the peak of the ebb and the flow. Charts are available. The hike to the viewing spot is beautiful.

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Thank Tony P
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I decided to go to the Rapids. We had heard the walk was about an hour in and that proved to be true. Path is well maintained and the scenery is beautiful. We timed it right to arrive at our destination just as the tide was coming in and the whirl pools and Rapids were very visible.... More 

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Thank Barbara W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody will tell you to time your walk so that you get to the narrows at high or low tide. The trail takes around an hour each way. I think I enjoyed the walk more than the tide.

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Thank oribie
Whitecourt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous day for a walk with my wife and dog, The trails are very open and marked well. The outgoing tide was fun to watch, however for us the 30 minutes of watching was more then enough.

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Thank Rob B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching the water serge out of the inlet (or in, depending on time) through the narrows is memorable. Great way marked path through forest with 2 good viewing points. Well worth the walk - and its free!

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