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Butze Rapids Park and Trail, Prince Rupert

(4.7/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
Experience Butze Rapids Park and Trail for an easy-going route with the reward of seeing the impressive reversing tidal rapids endemic to the area. The 5 km (3.1 mi) looping trail should take no longer than 2 hours to walk, and the low level of challenging concourse makes it ideal for beginner walkers or those with minimum fitness experience. Trek through a variety of terrains and environments including old-growth forest, swamps, and wetlands. Wear appropriate footwear, as some of the trails' boardwalks can be slippery. Many hikers stop to overlook the rapids from the viewing platform on the main trail. Plan to visit Butze Rapids Park and Trail during your Prince Rupert vacation using our convenient Prince Rupert vacation trip planner.
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  • Butze Rapids is one of the more popular trails and natural scenic sites in Prince Rupert for locals and tourists alike. As you walk or hike the nearly 5km loop, you get the opportunity to experience a...  more »
  • Lots of well kept trails through differing ecosystems (e.g., old growth forest, swamps with skunk cabbage, bogs, ocean). The reversing rapids were of great interest as well. There were a few kayakers ...  more »
  • This is a moderate trail with some ups and downs, a few boardwalks. Locals run and walk the dog. My hubby with a recent hip replacement found it a bit of a challenge but a good workout.  more »