Skookumchuck Narrows, at the entrance to the Sechelt Inlet on the Sunshine Coast, is the site of the world’s second-fastest rapids, as well as a beautiful provincial park. You can visit the park as a day trip from Vancouver with a few hours of driving and a 45-minute scenic ferry ride.
A walk through gorgeous forest leads to spectacular ocean views, and there’s a great little cafe on the forest trail if you need a snack. We arrived at the Skookumchuck Narrows just in time to watch a couple of talented kayakers displaying some impressive skills in the fierce currents.
For more information, directions, maps, and a tide timetable (to choose the best viewing times), see the Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park page. For information about more fun stuff to do in and near Vancouver, see the main Vancouver page. For more information about the Sunshine Coast, and to view the Sunshine Coast gallery, visit the main Sunshine Coast page.