4.67 out of 5 - 3 reviews

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Jenna from Vancouver writes:

Cool to see once in your life. Hiked out in the rain on May 20th but didn't get too wet as most of it is in the forest, quite muddy though. Took approximately an hour each way with only mild elevation gains and losses. At the start there is parking at the Egmont Heritage Centre, or along the road before the start of the trail. All is well sign posted. The only toilets are at the start of the trail (compost toilet with toilet paper but no running water or santizer) and there was a sign for one at Rowland Bay (we didn't visit).
The Skookumchuk Cafe is worth visiting on the way to pick up a famous cinnamon bun (very yummy fresh!).
We arrived approximately 25 minutes before the peak of the XL Ebb tide to view from the North Point, and stayed for approximately 20 minutes after the peak - to be honest I couldn't tell if the water was getting faster/higher/lower over that time period. No kayakers on the day we were there but I'm sure that would've been a treat to watch!

    Posted: May 21, 2019 03:28:25 PM PST

    Beverley from Surrey, BC writes:

    We timed this hike to see the XL tides at Roland Point. This is the best viewpoint for the flow tides. The hike itself was fairly easy - more of a walk - with views of Brown Lake about halfway through. If you have someone with you who struggles with roots and/or inclines (e.g. elderly, children, physical limitations), the last section out to the viewpoint may take some time. There is a bit of up and down, but there were lots of people of all kinds successfully completing this section. The rapids are incredible! Definitely worth doing if you are in the area.

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      Posted: August 15, 2018 12:04:38 AM PST

      Z from Vancouver writes:

      Easy, fairly flat hike / walk to a great view of the rapids, but make sure to check the tidal charts to see them during peak viewing times. Good for any skill / fitness level.

        Posted: July 27, 2018 04:24:52 PM PST

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