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“Nice Hike”

Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Egmont
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was a pretty nice hike. It’s about 2:15-2:30 hours round trip if you have a quick 10 minute stop at the rapids. Trail is easy with only a few hills. Be sure to check the schedule for best viewing of the rapids before you go as it changes daily. My only complaint is that the outhouses are disgusting, but that's pretty normal! Happy hiking.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Skookumchuck Narrows is located on the edge of Jervis Inlet, one of the loveliest, most heart stopping views in the world. A boat trip through the rapids will give you a hard to beat incredible thrill. The sea rushes through the rapids at 200 billion US galleons on a 3 metre tide (9.8ft). It is the 2nd fastest rapids in the world, Norway having the first. You can arrange guided boat tours through the rapids from various boat tour rentals in Egmont, the little village nestled on the Sechelt Inlet. It would be definitely too dangerous to try and navigate the rapids without an experienced local navigator onboard. There is a pub Back Eddy's that you can get great pub food and a spectacular view and also the Wilderness Restaurant that provides fine dining before or after your thrilling "riding the rapids" experience. You can also hike through the Skookumchuck Provincial Park and get a great view of the rapids if you wanted to skip the boat ride.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We did the Skookumchuck Narrows Trail and had a great time. Our two-year-old kept pointing out fallen trees, mushrooms and little water falls. He also had a eye out for the Gruffalo :). He also waved at passing boats and scouted our star fish on the rocks at the other end. Our 5-month-old enjoyed looking up at the trees and took a couple of naps. The walk was very enjoyable and manageable while carrying the little ones in soft-structured carriers. There's an outhouse at the other end but we ended up going into the bushes instead. The Green Rosette bakery was a delicious treat on our way home.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Awesome location. Time it so you can see the incoming or outgoing tide. We hiked to Roland Point and enjoyed the view from there.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

There is a leisurely 50 minute walk each way to reach the Narrows and return. There is a bit up and down but nothing like a hiking trail, and the footing is level in most places. The Park posts the best times to view the tide change and we were there at the appropriate time. My wife thought it was spectacular. I didn't really know what to expect so I was a bit disappointed, but I certainly was not sorry to have experienced it.

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