This park was established in 1957. Skookumchuck Narrows Park provides trails and viewing areas for visitors who wish to experience the awesome power of incredibly turbulent tidal rapids. On a 3 metre tide, 200 billion gallons of water flow through the narrows connecting Sechelt and Jervis Inlet.
The difference in water levels between one side of the rapids and the other sometimes exceeds 2 metres in height. Current speeds can exceed 30km/hr. The rapids are famous for their spectacular whirlpools and whitewater.
There are opportunities to view tidal rapids, waterfowl and abundant marine life at various tidal levels. Brown Lake provides further waterfowl viewing opportunities.
Tidal reports for the best viewing times of the Skookumchuck Narrows are available on the Sunshine Coast Tourism website
Established Date: August 25, 1957
Park Size: 123 hectares
When using these waters, know the tides and cross the narrows at high or low slack tide. Only very experienced paddlers should attempt the rapids at high tide.
Private land adjoins the access road to the park, your respect of these lands is appreciated. Please do not trespass over private property.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
This park has a fairly flat and easy 4 km (approximately 1 hour) hiking/walking trail leading from the parking lot at Egmont to the prime viewing area for the tidal phenomenon at Roland Point.
Rockfish conservation areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish conservation areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish conservation area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
There are opportunities to view tidal rapids, waterfowl, and abundant marine life at various tidal levels. Brown Lake provides further waterfowl viewing opportunities.
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BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.