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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

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Address: Egmont Road, Egmont, British Columbia, Canada
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Nice Walk

Nice east walk in. Took us about 25 minutes in amd about the same out. Easy path, one could easily ride a bike in. Kinda wish we had of. Funny to see all the people with bear... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Love2travel197621
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Kimberley, Canada
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Kimberley, Canada
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Nice east walk in. Took us about 25 minutes in amd about the same out. Easy path, one could easily ride a bike in. Kinda wish we had of. Funny to see all the people with bear spray and bear bells like it is some crazy walk into the back country. Anyway the rapids are cool amd kind of mesmerizing... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The walk is quite long (about an hour each way), not difficult, but occasionally uneven underfoot. Lovely forest and a few info boards about history & wildlife. Rapids are really worth seeing - we went at a high flood tide and the kyakers were out in force on the standing waves.Timing is everything though as you want to be there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is not a gentle, lovely hike that most reviewers say it is. If you are fit, YES, it's easy!!! If you are not an avid hiker and you have read these amazing reviews about how easy it is, Think again. If you are overweight, unfit, and a cripple, don't do this hike. The first part of the trail is... More 

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Thank ka p
Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We checked the tide table months ago and set our sights on being there on a weekend when there was a Flood Tide in the middle of the afternoon - we were hoping that the kayakers would be there on a weekend and we were not disappointed! It is a steady hour long walk through the forest if you are... More 

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1 Thank Janet R
North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Walked the 4km in with 14mo, 2.5yr old and dog. We had carriers for both kids as a bit of a long way for the 2.5yr old. Port o John at the end by the rapids, great café at the start of trail (which we stopped on the way out).

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Thank rakenny99
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This natural phenomenon is best viewed at the tide change, so consult local charts before driving up and plan about one hour (or longer with children or novice hikers) to the viewing point. The hike itself is a peaceful gently sloping well trod path through temperate rain forest. Huge douglas Fir and cedars and mosses abound. At the narrows, during... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It takes an hour each way to do this hike. Find out the tide level before you go. We went when it was XL (extra large). After hiking down to the narrows we watched kayakers challenge the rapids. The rapids are something you have to see to appreciate. After our hike it started to rain and stupidly we did not... More 

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Thank Judy H
Vanderhoof, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The walk to the Rapids is about 4K and takes about an hour each way. Consult visitor guides for best viewing times (at peak times of day the Rapids are more prominent) the walk is referred to as fairly easy, however.... There are a number of hills (but slow and steady will help if you have difficulty with inclines) and... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great hike to do with family, as there is minimal elevation change. The hike to the narrows will take about an hour. Our children, 9 & 12 were able to do it in 45 minutes. Be sure to check the tide charts, as the view is most spectacular if you go during the flood tides. Of course, during this time... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We visit the sunshine coast quite frequently so this has been on the list for a while. Be sure to check the tide tables and time your arrival during a tide change. The walk isn't strenuous but use care walking along the rocks by the narrows.

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