One of the greatest natural spectacles in British Columbia occurs in the Skookumchuck Narrows. Twice daily, nature puts on a show as the tide changes and the flow of saltwater switches, reversing the direction and power of these incredibly turbulent rapids. The difference in water levels between one side of the rapids and the other sometimes exceeds 9 ft in height, with 200 billion gallons of water flowing through the Skookumchuck Narrows connecting Sechelt and Jervis Inlets. The Sechelt Rapids are famous for their spectacular whirlpools and, for extreme kayakers and divers, "Skook" is one of the great whitewater wonders of the world, attracting thrill-seekers from across the globe.
This is the backyard playground for the community of Egmont. For more information visit BC Parks. To ensure viewing of the rapids, it is important to time your hike with the changing tides. Allow 45-60 minutes to hike from the trailhead to the viewpoints. 2015 Skookumchuck Best Viewing Times