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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  • After walk from the car park through the forest you come out of the clearing to see the whirlpools as the tides change you need to check on the times and allow for the walk but well worth the effort  more »
  • We were told this was a relatively easy hike. We're good daily walkers so no problem -- but it was more of a medium/difficult hike. Lots of inclines and tree roots. Be sure you go early enough for ple...  more »
  • we checked the times for the rapids before going here. that is a must. but unfortunately we missed the beginning. this place is calm and then at a certain point the rapids start and if you are lucky y...  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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