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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Reviews
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  • It was a wet windy weekend but the walk through the enchanted west coast forest was worth it. And the arriving a the rapids made it even better. For "old folks" like us an hour in and an hour out. Pla...  more »
  • Definitely worth the stop off the beaten path. If you are traveling the sunshine coast, the 6km detour off the highway and 45 minute (4km) hike to the narrows is amazing. An easy hike, with little to ...  more »
  • Nice easy walk thru the rainforest for 40-50 min one way. Best time to go is to see the ebb tide, but it's a great place to watch sea lions play in the narrows. 
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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.