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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

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This is a good walk not too strenuous from the car park to the whirlpools/rapids c 4 km each way... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
William L
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Great Hike through the rainforest but whirlpools weren’t amazing

The hike through the rainforest was fabulous and it was not too hilly but you would require a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
79leeb
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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a good walk not too strenuous from the car park to the whirlpools/rapids c 4 km each way. You need to check the tide times for the best time to see them, tide tables are available from various places and online.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike through the rainforest was fabulous and it was not too hilly but you would require a moderate level of fitness To enjoy yourself. It was a 4Km hike to reach the shore where we timed our trip to arrive at low tide. Seeing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you tire easily maybe the trail into Skookumchuck isn’t for you. I wouldn’t rate it as a challenging hike but it is 45 min each way. When we went, there was a troop of Boy Scouts there on the rocks and it was great...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended by the Sechelt Information person assisting us, we headed North up the Sunshine Coast. Parking is a 10 - 15 minute leisurely walk before you hit the Park entrance. From there it was about another 45 hike each way through a beautiful rain...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank johnG2004FS
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Plan on a 50 minute hike to get in the park to see the Skookumchuck Narrows. When you can hear the rapids take the left path marked "North" for the best vantage point. Well worth it. Make sure you come prepared.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Braveheart1010
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

It’s an incredible place to visit. We found out about this place from information lady in Gibsons. The trail is pretty easy, there some places that little bit a hike, but not bad. I had my father in-law that has hip replacement, so we really...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank rinis2506
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky to choose a day when the tide was XL. Very fast moving waters with lots of whirlpools.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank craig e
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Hiked down to Roberts point and really enjoyed it, the start begins with a bit of road but then turns into the rain forest, lots of nature around you and a nice distance of 8km return. It would of been nice to have distance markers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mwilko54
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beautiful hike through forest and past Brown Lake to Narrows to watch extreme kayakers play in the changing tides. Unforgettable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CherylBAE
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The walk through this amazing forest is not to be missed if you're in the area. It's about a 45 minute walk from the start of the trail to the prize at the end. The amazing rapids where the tides meet. We were lucky enough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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erica110
July 2, 2019|
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I’m answering my own question since I just visited. We couldn’t find the answer beforehand anywhere online so I thought it might be helpful to have it in the Q & A. The first part of the trail is on a private gravel road... More
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Bonnie K
July 19, 2017|
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I was there about 2 hours before max high tide and the standing wave had already formed at the right hand view point and people were surfing it in kayaks, so it's definitely good to watch any time from -2 to +2 hours of high... More
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Darlene W
May 17, 2017|
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No benches but lots of big rocks,logs and soft moss to sit on. We had a small backpack with us and took a piece of foam to sit on. We brought our lunch and ate it at the rapids which gave us a good rest before heading back... More
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