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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  • It is 4 km each way but if someone will drop you at the trailhead (where parking is not allowed) then you can cut the distance to about 3 km each way. The last kilometer is sometimes steep with jagged...  more »
  • Hubby and I visit Sechelt a few times and have always thought about going to Skookumchuck. This recent trip, we finally found the time to go and I was very glad we did. We researched on the calendar t...  more »
  • This was a wonderful hike through the beautiful west coast rainforest. You want to have enough time to enjoy the magical water when you arrive. This is a 4 km hike and if you choose to go on to view t...  more »
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  • Cool spot! About a 45min hope each way. My wife did it 8 1/2 months pregnant and enjoyed it. We saw 4 sea lions! Worth the hike to check out the tidal currents and if you’re lucky some kayaking.
  • I kept hearing how spectacular they were. I found it a bit underwhelming but the hike is easy and pleasant and the viewing points are good. Those cinnamon rolls you keep hearing about... those are definitely overrated. They're just cinnamon rolls.
  • Amazing! Check the tide table for the best times to go
  • I’ve live in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years and this is the first time visiting after hearing about the rapids not long ago. Saw an XL tide and kayakers having lots of fun.
  • Always a fun hike. This year we caught the low tide whirlpools which was cool!
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