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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  • We made a nice hike to the skookumchuck narrows. It was about 4 km each way. The view at the narrow was nice, the hike was maybe just as good.  more »
  • This is a pretty doable hike for the average hiker with a bit of a challenge in one stretch. It is well worth checking out both view points at the end of the trail. It is important to watch your steps...  more »
  • Having been to quite a number of the parks now I can say that this was not my favourite, only because it was a long, hot walk to the Narrows and I ended up tripping up over a couple of the larger tree...  more »
  • 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.
  • A really nice hike. The Rapids are not as impressive. Seen the medium And large.
  • 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.

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