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Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Great little hike with nice look-out and other interesting points.

Just over 5 km, this hike is an easy circular walk and good parking. Great for a picni. 0r to get... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Todos Santos, Mexico
One free outing not to pass up...great for the whole family!

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and to dress for the weather! You want to plan to walk this trail... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Marie C
Prince Rupert, Canada
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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Just over 5 km, this hike is an easy circular walk and good parking. Great for a picni. 0r to get some excersise.

Thank Tripperzerro
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and to dress for the weather! You want to plan to walk this trail when the tide is changing so that you get to view the rapids. If the tide is already slack...you'll still be in for a treat!...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

a comfortable hiking loop with few hills, it is in a great location just outside of Prince Rupert, with some pretty vistas along the shore

Thank JenFM7
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I walked this trail on Monday with friends and for two hours I received a great workout and enjoyed great association with dear friends as we walked.

Thank Adeline I
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a very scenic walk/hike, and I'd highly recommend it. One very interesting aspect is the reversing falls - we watched kayakers trying to go up the falls, with some success. Enjoy!

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The trail was busy, a lot of people and dogs frequent this trail. It was very scenic and interesting. I enjoyed spending time with my husband just walking, talking and exploring. This is definitely a must see if in Prince Rupert but make sure you...More

Thank atourand
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Old growth forest and fast moving water, It was sunny when we started out hike and by the time we got to the rapids viewing area it was raining really well. The rain seemed to start and stop and start again but we were prepared....More

1  Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Butze Rapids is one of the more popular trails and natural scenic sites in Prince Rupert for locals and tourists alike. As you walk or hike the nearly 5km loop, you get the opportunity to experience a number of British Columbia's unique ecosystems -- lush...More

Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lots of well kept trails through differing ecosystems (e.g., old growth forest, swamps with skunk cabbage, bogs, ocean). The reversing rapids were of great interest as well. There were a few kayakers checking out the waters.

Thank kotto2001
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a moderate trail with some ups and downs, a few boardwalks. Locals run and walk the dog. My hubby with a recent hip replacement found it a bit of a challenge but a good workout.

Thank bornomadic
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20 July 2016|
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Response from luv2for1travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are taxis that will take you there. I think it was about $15 Canadian from the ship dock to the trail. You will have a lovely walk to the Rapids,,if I remember right it was about 30 min one way into the Rapids... More
mark m
15 April 2016|
Response from luv2for1travel | Reviewed this property |
The trail is gravel along with the little hills, so being around wheelchairs I wouldn't want to take a wheelchair along the trails. Hope this is of help.
14 March 2016|
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Response from raeann01 | Reviewed this property |
It is not a hard walk at all. It is beautiful through the forest. I agree with the above comment about parking on the highway and walking down the path.