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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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Beautiful hike through the forest- beware of wasps

This is a beautiful 40min-1hr hike each way (depending on pace) through temperate rainforest. Easy trail with minimal incline/decline. Definitely worth the trip to the end to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Whistler, Canada
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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful 40min-1hr hike each way (depending on pace) through temperate rainforest. Easy trail with minimal incline/decline. Definitely worth the trip to the end to see the waves it was really cool. There was a passive aggressive sign at the start of the trail saying there had been wasp attacks and to stay of the trail "to avoid... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hike to the Skookumchuck Narrows may feel exhausting in a very hot day but it's totally worth it!

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Thank Natasha1208
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked in to see the Skookumchuck Narrows in tide "action" but got so much more. The trail is through second or third growth forest with lots of interesting vegetation and trees. Wonderful immersion in the forest during the hike. Park along the main road to Egmont, 6km in from highway 101. Then walk up the private road to the... More 

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Thank RockyMountainKid
Prague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we planned for landing the boat at Egmont and walk, we did the sail-through twice after all (one in near-to-slack high tide, the other 2 hours before low tide when going back from Sechelt).The strength and the power of waters are tremendous.

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Thank PeeJay0708
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is @ 45 min long each way, unless to stop to take pictures and observe forest creatures like we did. Beautiful miss draped rainforest. Easy 8 km hike. The narrows are best viewed for peak tide of just enjoy the forest walk .

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Thank Traveldogs36
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is about 55 mins into rapids viewing area, easy hike but runners recommended. We were lucky enough to have a kayaker there playing in the waves, what talent this guy has. Go on you tube to see many videos. We went about 3 hours after low tide so lots of water was moving. Works up an appetite, ha, ha.

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Thank justrewardf4
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A longer walk than we were lead to believe. It took us two seniors ( one over 80 ) 50 min each way . I have been through the narrows by boat but wanted to see when the tide was running . Stayed for one hour at the best viewing time. Unfortunely no kayaks when we were there. Try to... More 

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Thank Higran
Kimberley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice east walk in. Took us about 25 minutes in amd about the same out. Easy path, one could easily ride a bike in. Kinda wish we had of. Funny to see all the people with bear spray and bear bells like it is some crazy walk into the back country. Anyway the rapids are cool amd kind of mesmerizing... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk is quite long (about an hour each way), not difficult, but occasionally uneven underfoot. Lovely forest and a few info boards about history & wildlife. Rapids are really worth seeing - we went at a high flood tide and the kyakers were out in force on the standing waves.Timing is everything though as you want to be there... More 

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Thank LisaR631
Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a gentle, lovely hike that most reviewers say it is. If you are fit, YES, it's easy!!! If you are not an avid hiker and you have read these amazing reviews about how easy it is, Think again. If you are overweight, unfit, and a cripple, don't do this hike. The first part of the trail is... More 

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