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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

Egmont Road, Egmont, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-885-3714
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Worth the Hike

It is 4 km each way but if someone will drop you at the trailhead (where parking is not allowed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hikonyan_Tom
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Vancouver, Canada
Great Hike and View

Hubby and I visit Sechelt a few times and have always thought about going to Skookumchuck. This... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
kattiakat
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“high tide” (17 reviews)
“great hike” (17 reviews)
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Egmont Road, Egmont, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 604-885-3714
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"skookumchuck narrows"
in 19 reviews
"high tide"
in 17 reviews
"great hike"
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"easy walk"
in 12 reviews
"ebb tide"
in 13 reviews
"minute walk"
in 7 reviews
"bring water"
in 6 reviews
"long walk"
in 5 reviews
"tide tables"
in 4 reviews
"tree roots"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
in 7 reviews
"standing wave"
in 6 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 3 reviews
"sunshine coast"
in 11 reviews
"check the tide charts"
in 5 reviews
"local paper"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is 4 km each way but if someone will drop you at the trailhead (where parking is not allowed) then you can cut the distance to about 3 km each way. The last kilometer is sometimes steep with jagged rocks, narrow access and very...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Hubby and I visit Sechelt a few times and have always thought about going to Skookumchuck. This recent trip, we finally found the time to go and I was very glad we did. We researched on the calendar to catch the best time to go...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This was a wonderful hike through the beautiful west coast rainforest. You want to have enough time to enjoy the magical water when you arrive. This is a 4 km hike and if you choose to go on to view the riptides be warned that...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 plenty of daylight. Wear good shoes and...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

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 you can see people kayaking in the...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We planned our trip based on the tides. A must do if you visit. Should have brought a Lunch and stayed longer. Watched sea lions and seal frolic! And an underwater garden of anemones and seastars in tide pools. Plus the rapids were amazing.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A really enjoyable visit to the Skookumchuck Narrows...Great coffee shop at the beginning of the hike, then a relatively easy hike through the woodlands, many interesting things to see..Finally arriving at Jacobs Point..wow..it was a very high point when we were there...Truly stunning Don't miss...More

Thank MikeT372
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went on this hike to catch the high rapid tide. We were told incorrect info that you can do this trail with small children and a stroller....no way can you do this! I am in good shape and I had a hard time navigating...More

Thank Janice O
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

you need to visit these rapids when it is high tide , the waves are immense and watching some stunt kayakers in the waves was amazing entertainment, their skill was stunning. Its a beautiful easy walk on good paths to the falls.

Thank Malcolm A
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Bonnie K
20 July 2017|
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Response from Mr_Jones2 | Reviewed this property |
I was there about 2 hours before max high tide and the standing wave had already formed at the right hand view point and people were surfing it in kayaks, so it's definitely good to watch any time from -2 to +2 hours of high... More
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Darlene W
18 May 2017|
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No benches but lots of big rocks,logs and soft moss to sit on. We had a small backpack with us and took a piece of foam to sit on. We brought our lunch and ate it at the rapids which gave us a good rest before heading back... More
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jeancoops2
1 September 2016|
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Response from C2342HFlisam | Reviewed this property |
There is no camping there but Egmont is close by as is Klein Lake where my husband and daughter usually camp.
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