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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

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Address: Egmont Road, Egmont, British Columbia, Canada
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Easy hike for seniors.

I have always wanted to see the rapids and didn't think I'd be able to because of a knee injury earlier in the summer. It took about 40 minutes to walk to the rapids and the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Tigerlily2016
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West Vancouver, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have always wanted to see the rapids and didn't think I'd be able to because of a knee injury earlier in the summer. It took about 40 minutes to walk to the rapids and the trail was dead easy for most of the way. The last 10 minutes was a little rocky but easily manageable. The rapids were amazing.... More 

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Madeira Park, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

One of the spectacular sights on the Sunshine Coast of B.C are the Skookumchuck Narrows. The best viewing times are usually available. Ot is an easy walk of about 40 minutes from the entrance of the walk at Egmont to the best locations for viewing. the rapids. This experience is a must for all visitors.

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Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

A nice forested walk to the Skookumchuck narrows to watch the rapids. It was a nice sunny day and we were lucky enough to be there during high tide and watch the Kayaker's "surf" the rapids.

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Thank LucyLiao
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely walk through the forest to view the Rapids. Canoeists captivated us with their antics as did the Californian Juvenile sea lions who played in the surf. Great spectacle.

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Langley, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

About 50 minutes each way. You want to try and time it so you see the rapids at their peak. Then watch as the Kayaks have a blast.

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Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If you are nature lover this is amazing forest :) So much to see + stop at the coffee so fresh :) History: “Skookumchuck” is a Chinook name meaning turbulent water or rapid torrent. The park was originally included as part of the Sechelt Provincial Forest in 1934 and remained provincial forest until the 1950’s when the Department of Recreation and... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My second time at this park.. never a disappointment. Would recommend going when it's draining but it's a great view anytime!

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Duvall, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

45 minute walk to the Rapids during XL viewing times. Brown lake is on the way. Trail is well marked.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Got told to visit here while staying near by! Parked fine but we were heading for the rapids time which was 5.10.. Quite a hike! Took us 1 hour 15 mins from car park! Was worth it see the kayak's but is hard going! Well we had done a similar hike in the morning! Beautiful trees and surroundings you go... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

What an incredible sight! Low tide brings giant whirlpools that look like something from a disaster movie. High tide brings huge standing waves that look like they below in a surf movie. Both feature incredibly fast currant. It's hard to believe this is salt water and not a fresh-water river. The hike out is between 45 min to 1 hour,... More 

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