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Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Well Defined & Waymarked Trail

Recommended to us via our local B&B. Easy access via car or public transport. Allow upto a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Beautiful views

Had some time so decided to try the Butze Rapids trail. A nice hike of about 5.5 km. Good signage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Smithers, Canada
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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recommended to us via our local B&B. Easy access via car or public transport. Allow upto a couple of hours and take a small picnic.

Thank RobEvans_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some time so decided to try the Butze Rapids trail. A nice hike of about 5.5 km. Good signage and well maintained trail.

Thank fshgrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only minutes from town centre by car, small car park but local bus stop in car park. Read the signs at start of walk, it advises that bears and wolves are in the area so proceed accordingly.

Thank PeterJtrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not bad for a few hours walk in nature, it is pretty flat in most aspects. I was expecting more spectacular show with rapids, but I guess this would depend on the time of the day these are viewed and the tide level.

Thank Asaad Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were part of a group from a cruise ship on a guided walk. The walk was pretty easy and ended with a great view of the rapids. Also learned something about the First Nation people that call Prince Rupert home.

1  Thank Gene K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike. Beautiful area. Spent awhile looking for crabs. Was a good family outting. Really good exercise.

Thank Caitlin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the walk is in the forest, crossing small creeks and a lot of up and down, making it a great way to shed som calories. It took us minty minutes to complete. The part that hugs the coastline was pretty, and so where...More

Thank Tee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful hiking trail through old growth forest but there are a lot of hills that can be challenging for Seniors or anyone with physical limitations.

1  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail is on the outskirts of Prince Rupert and is well laid out with a good track underfoot. It winds through typical BC forests and makes its way towards the river where you will eventually find a lovely viewing platform to see the rapids....More

Thank OldManSAC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really lovely walk. Not too difficult, through a variety of terrain. It is easy to get to without a car - the local bus stops there on my he way to the cannery. The beach is inviting to explore, or just sit...More

1  Thank Fiona W
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19 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.