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Butze Rapids Park and Trail

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Peaceful and beautiful walk

We got the bus out, which was very easy from Prince Rupert. The walk is quite hilly in places but... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Katy S
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
I did it 😎😎

Well I am 50 over weight and out of shape but I am trying!! I did this so can anyone. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Shannon M
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“easy hike” (4 reviews)
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We got the bus out, which was very easy from Prince Rupert. The walk is quite hilly in places but the path was well maintained and well signed. The trees and plants were dense and very beautiful with signs for those who are interested, explaining...More

Thank Katy S
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Well I am 50 over weight and out of shape but I am trying!! I did this so can anyone. Beautiful hike lots of ups and downs worth the views. We really enjoyed our afternoon here and I can promise you after a beer never...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a nice well maintained path travelling through forest with views of the ocean. It is quite close to PR. There are some climbs in spots but overall anybody with a moderate level of fitness can finish it. Takes 2-3 hours.

Thank 612Brian612
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Prince Rupert is a great place but it has the highest rainfall of anywhere in Canada but don't let this put you off...take a jacket....and what better place than Butze Park to visit.; Get the bus outside the museum and have change($2) or get a...More

1  Thank SHEILS A
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The most interesting facet was the huge amount of driftwood on the beaches and the funny little things some folks had left, ie door knocker someone had attached to a stump.

Thank Julia D
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We headed out here at about 11 we went to Grassy bay which is the short route. The path is busy. We saw runners dog walker and families. It is down hill and that can only mean one thing up hill the way back. But...More

Thank organicgirl48
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good walk - some steep bits but they do not last along and are not that steep. Great views around Rapids and beaches. Easy gravel walking. Shady too if going on a hot day. Would advise a picnic and time to sit on beach with...More

Thank hatchcarolyn
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Look, let's get real here, this is a walk of 5.5km., if you do the circuit. We are middle aged and of average fitness, but found it pretty easy compared to what we are used to. The path undulates in places, but nothing too strenuous....More

Thank MrMrsW50
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I walked this trail by myself. The trail is well maintained and there are some very nice views. Some of the interpretative info posts have been knocked down but some good info along the way. This is a day walk not a hike you don't...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Enjoyed this hike immensely , but be ware.. steep climbing up all along the trail . Beautiful scenery as you hike . there are warning signs for bears , cougars and wolves, so be on the look out for that.

Thank D R
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Are taxis or other public transportation available from the ferry dock to Butze Rapids Park?
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
Hi I am wondering if this trail is wheelchair accessible, or possible in a power chair or scooter. Thanks
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.
Is it an easy walk from the town or do you need to drive? Are there walking paths by the highway?
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.