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Tie up to the dock and wander ashore, stroll through the park, stock up at the Bathgate General Store or baked goods from Skookumchuck Bakery . The Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park has some well maintained trails and visitor viewing areas. From Egmont, take the trailhead to the easy grade round trip 8 km ( 5 mile) hiking trail leading to some prime viewing areas of raging rapids and, maybe, the odd kayaker taking nature head on. There are interpretive markers along the trail with information on First Nation history. The best viewing area is Roland Point. There are pit toilets at both ends of the trail.
The Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park is a popular destination for kayaking and canoeing. The tidal pools, the charging rapids, the tidal currents and some various sections of the park should not be taken lightly. Always check tide tables. It is said only very experienced paddlers should attempt the rapids at high tide. check the schedule at the Backeddy website: backeddy.ca/local-highlights/
The Backeddy Resort and Marina http://backeddy.ca has over 300′ of transient mooring space with full amenities and a perfect stop before heading up to Princess Louisa National Park. Certainly worth stopping for a meal at the Backeddy Pub with spectacular views of the Sechelt Inlet. They also offer “take out ” and have an off sales for liquor. http://backeddy.ca/pub-restaurant/