Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Butze Rapids Park and Trail
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CdnMink
Manitoba, Canada143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is a easy going hike through an example of the rain forest in the Rupert area. Plenty of varied vegetation, easy to follow trail and a stretch along the river. For outdoor lovers this would be a must do to sample the area. Set aside 1 to 3 hrs to enjoy this area depending on your desired tempo.
Written September 30, 2023
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Vickers55
Cambridge, UK1,059 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Good walk in quiet forests. Nice view of raids and bay but neither are spectacular. Rather just a stop on a 6km walk with some ups and downs and a dense forest. Worth doing for walk in quiet forest.
Written June 18, 2022
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Gary W
Kenora, Canada95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Butze Rapids hike was very enjoyable. Perfectly marked and lots of informative markers along the way. Viewing platform for the rapids is well done. Nice cross section of forest, shoreline and meadows. Certainly a must hike if you are in Prince Rupert. I love that it is a loop trail. So nice to see new scenery all the way.
Written October 28, 2022
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Damien S
Adelaide, Australia6,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I visited today for a solo walk, the weather was terrible and was raining the whole time I was there. Plenty of parking available. Happy with that. There are plenty of maps and signs to tell you where where you are and where to go. The trail is very well maintained. The beauty of the trail and the lookouts over the Rapids are amazing. This is a must do if in the area.
Written April 22, 2019
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Neil L
Los Angeles, CA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
I did this hike on a beautiful, warm, sunny morning between 9:30 a.m. and noon. I caught the #60 bus going to Port Edwards right in front of the Museum of Northern British Columbia @ 9:05 a.m. I believe this is the first bus of the day. It took about 15 minutes to get there a only cost around $2. The bus lets you off at the first parking lot that I encountered on the trail.

I saw the signs relating to possibility of encountering wolves and bears along the trail, and since I was hiking alone, and was unfamiliar with the area, I just decided to make noise as I walked down the trail as the sign said. I ran into enough people on the trail to feel safe on this Sunday morning. I am in my 60's and not in the best of shape, and the trail had some steeper portions, but I was able to do it without any real difficulty. Just rested a bit at some spots. Saw others my age and older (and younger) on the trail. The trail was beautiful, shaded much of the way, contained portions with planks, had interpretive signs related to different species of trees, and places/benches on which to sit and rest or meditate. The trail was very well maintained.

I got to a fork where going right takes you to Grassy Bay (?) and going left takes you to the Rapids Overlook. I went left. This is a loop, so regardless of which way you go you can wind up back at the fork. In about 10 minutes from the fork, I arrived at the overlook. It was about 2 hours before low tide, and the river was foamy where forks converged. I wasn't sure what to be looking for, but the view was impressive. I stayed at the overlook for about an hour to observe how it changed. The changes were pretty subtle. I wonder what it would look like if I went as it was nearing high tide.

I did not complete the loop because I wanted to visit the cannery and have enough time there. I could get back to the start more quickly by going back the way I came because it was a shorter distance. I was also told by people I met at the overlook that I avoided the steepest parts of the hike (Oh darn!).

Some suggestions I have for anyone doing this hike is (1) GET A SCHEDULE OF THE TIDES FOR THAT DAY (2) FIND OUT WHAT TO EXPECT OR WHAT TO LOOK FOR (because I wasn't sure what to look for) (3) BRING WATER IF IT'S HOT AND YOU'RE DOING THE ENTIRE LOOP (Most people did not have water with them that I could see) (4) HAVE A PLAN TIMED AROUND YOU BUS SCHEDULE, BECAUSE BUSES DON'T STOP THERE TOO OFTEN.

Have fun!
Written August 4, 2014
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hockeytarget
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
NIce 2-3 hour hike. Lots of different things too see. We really liked the rain forest and turning over rocks on the beach too find crabs everywhere.
Written June 30, 2014
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Stacey M
Mooresville, NC20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We took a taxi from the cruise port to the trailhead. It cost $20 American dollars each way, which included a nice tip for the drivers! It was super easy to get there and back. The loop trail is very scenic and enjoyable. Great day and it was so nice to walk off some of that cruise food!
Written August 2, 2023
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wolfcruise
Tofino, Canada296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
A wonderful loop stroll around to the bay to see the inlet waters, leading through the forest to the lookout over the rapids. Well worth it.
Written June 30, 2019
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Stephanie M
Sechelt, Canada436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This walk is about 2.5 hours if you go the complete loop. It takes you through open areas and wooded areas and then you get a wonderful view of the rapids. It is easy walking. It also has some different and unusual plant life to be on the look out for and it provided great photographic opportunities.
If you like quiet walks, on the road less travelled, talk this one.
Written June 15, 2019
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mrsspikes
Canada107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
At our leisurely pace and including a half hour stop at the rope swings on the beach we completed the full circuit to Butze rapids and grassy bay outlooks in just under 2 hours. We were in no hurry but I would think you could complete the same in 1 hour if you chose.
There is wolf activity in the area so signs recommend not bringing dogs with you and definitely having them leashed. We saw many people bring their dogs in the middle of the day without incident.
The trail takes you through diverse landscapes and the backdrop is as stunning as the rapids and bay that you're targeting. There are outhouses a few meters into the trail and interpretive signs about plants along the way. Signs direct you to the rapids or grassy bay area and you can walk to either point and back or along a trail that links the two for a longer circular walk. The tidal conditions didn't provide any real view of rapids at the time when we walked and had that been a dealbreaker I guess we would have had to research the times to go but it was a very enjoyable well maintained trail nonetheless.
Written August 2, 2017
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