Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, Egmont

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Translated in the indigenous Chinook language to mean 'turbulent water or rapid torrent', Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park's powerful majestic rapids will leave you inspired by nature. A relatively easy 4 km (2.5 mi) well developed trail leads to two viewing locations-- Roland Point and North Point-- where you can witness the power of the roaring rapids. The difference in water levels at the two different points of the rapids often exceeds 2 m (6.5 ft), with 200 billion gallons of water powering through the narrows, connecting the Sechelt and Jervis inlets at speeds reaching 30 kmh (18.6 mph). Spectacular whirlpools and foaming furious whitewater, the rapids should only be tackled by very experienced extreme kayakers. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park by using our Egmont tour planner.
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  • It’s a choice of what you want to see. The ebb tide provides huge whirlpools as the water rushes to escape Sechelt Inlet through the narrows. The flood tide brings out Kayaks, Surfers and one would qu...  more »
  • The rapids were flowing at over 13 knots. This made for a spectacular show with massive whirlpools and tidal falls.  more »
  • Easy walk through the woods, takes about 40-50 minutes. Time your walk to match the tidal change for the best views. We were fortunate to have surfers demonstrating their "stuff" so we had an enjoyabl...  more »
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  • It's a long hike but the whirlpools are something else. So beautiful. Nearly a 10 k round trip, intermediate/ advanced trail. Completed at 6 months pregnant, some tricky / uneven terrain. Worth it!
  • It's a lovely hike to go see the rapids and they are truly spectacular. Just make sure you check when the tides are for maximum effect!
  • Very nice! We went during a medium tide, the rapids were cool but the highlight was the starfish and other animals we could see. If you can go to low tide I think that would be amazing to see all the animals.
  • The rapids weren't as huge as i'd thought but the standing waves and whirlpools that swallow logs are very cool to witness. The walk to get there was longer than expected but an easy path. Take some water and a snack just in case
  • Great walk through a thick forest for 4.5 kilometers one way and an awesome rapids at the end. Amazing place.