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Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park

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Absolutely beautiful!

We walked to see the whirlpools at the narrows. The walk is 4kms there and back, takes about an... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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XL Rapids Surge

We were lucky and happened to be there at the right time for the XL surge ( check the board 5mins... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We walked to see the whirlpools at the narrows. The walk is 4kms there and back, takes about an hour each way and is definitely worth it. It’s like walking through an enchanted forest, or my husband thought pre historic! The path is easy if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Caryl1952
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky and happened to be there at the right time for the XL surge ( check the board 5mins into the trail or the website for surge details ). It’s about an hours walk one way, with the going easy to moderate. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

I think a lot depends what you are looking for. We hiked in in forty minutes to North Point for the extra large ebb tide. A lot of eddies and whitewater, and if you come a little before the peak you can watch the water...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Philip6262
Reviewed June 2, 2018

A must see force of nature. Be prepared for a long walk in and out. The trail is beautiful but calls for good tennis or hiking shoes as it is uneven and laced with tree roots. There is a charming small bakery near the trail...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Moonshadower
Reviewed April 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Hikonyan_Tom
Reviewed January 10, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kattiakat
Reviewed December 20, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed November 18, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 787stephanieb787
Reviewed November 9, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank SeattleLwn
Reviewed October 14, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jkdussault
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July 2, 2019|
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Response from erica110 |
I’m answering my own question since I just visited. We couldn’t find the answer beforehand anywhere online so I thought it might be helpful to have it in the Q & A. The first part of the trail is on a private gravel road... More
Bonnie K
July 19, 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
Darlene W
May 17, 2017|
Response from B0bJay |
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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