Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, Egmont

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • 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 ...  read 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. 
  • Easy walk, fun, and worth the trip! Lots of parking. Pretty straight and flat until the last 10 mins or so. We saw seals playing in the currents. Well worth the trip. 
  • 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!
  • What a great walk through a temperate rainforest... the view at the end to see the Narrows is amazing
  • Moderate hiking trail through a lovely deep conifer forest, passing a quiet lake with loons calling. The Narrows are stunning to see! 7.8 km round trip.
  • Exciting and accessible. A must visit on Canada's beautiful West Coast
  • Great little Park. Easy hike to the Rapids. Nice rocky outcrops to sit on for sun and or lunch
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