Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, Egmont

(4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Hiked to the Narrows three times over three years. Once during a super high tide and all three were spectacular experiences.  more »
  • I have been coming here my whole life. Time is a factor in seeing such an amazing phenomenon. This is something you HAVE to see while visiting the coast on British Columbia. This Is the true meaning o...  more »
  • Bring your hiking shoes. It is quite the trek to the falls. We went when it was super hot and I wasn't expecting it to be such a long trek. I guess that is because I didn't convert my kilometers to mi...  more »
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  • 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
  • If you go on the right days, this is an amazing experience. At about a 40 minutes walk in, this is an easy walk for young and old alike. The views at the end are worth it. Great date!
  • It's well worth the easy 45-minute hike to Skookumchuck Narrows where one can relax watching the rapids while having a picnic near the water.
  • Long walk specially for our 2 year old kid, but still he tried to give halfway each, the ocean view was worth the walk. We are going to do hike every year.
  • Rapid watching place, very unique. Must visit if you are in the Egmont area.