Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, Egmont

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. Make Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park part of your personalized Egmont itinerary using our Egmont journey planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    We planned our trip based on the tides. A must do if you visit. Should have brought a Lunch and stayed longer. Watched sea lions and seal frolic! And an underwater garden of anemones and seastars in t...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    A really enjoyable visit to the Skookumchuck Narrows...Great coffee shop at the beginning of the hike, then a relatively easy hike through the woodlands, many interesting things to see..Finally arrivi...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    We went on this hike to catch the high rapid tide. We were told incorrect info that you can do this trail with small children and a way can you do this! I am in good shape and I had a h...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    After a 2 hour wooded and mostly flat (although a bit up and down and muddy for the last 15 minutes), you arrive at a beautiful bay. The strong rapids attract kayakers who provider us with great entertainment.
  • July 3, 2017
    A really nice hike. The Rapids are not as impressive. Seen the medium And large.
  • May 27, 2017
    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!
  • February 13, 2017
    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!
  • December 1, 2016
    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.

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