Excellent Day Trip Adventures On The Sunshine Coast

Pender Harbour & Skookmchuck- Hike & Paddle

This has to be one of our favourite trips on the Coast. Combine a beautiful hike, great scenery, excellent kayaking, a delicious meal and you have the recipe for the perfect day trip.

The Rapids at Skookumchuk Narrows are famous throughout the world for their turbulent waters. On a 3 metre tide, 200 billion gallons of water flow through the narrows connecting Sechelt and Jervis Inlet. This creates incredible standing waves that white-water kayakers love to surf on.

This park has a fairly flat and easy 4 km (approx 1 hour) hiking/walking trail leading from the parking lot at Egmont to the prime viewing area for the tidal phenomenon at Roland Point.

For the best viewing times- see the following tidal predictions.

After your trip to Skookumchuck- drive south on Hwy 101 to Garden Bay.   At the Garden Bay Pub and Marina you will find our Pender Harbour kayaking rental center.

Have a fantastic meal  at the Pub or Restaurant over looking the Bay. This is one of the best patio locations on the Coast.

Known as the “Venice of the North”, Pender Harbour is an ideal location for kayaking. The coves and passages will provide you with hours of exploring. And best of all, while other areas on the Sunshine Coast can be to windy to paddle- Pender Harbour is always protected. We have boats for all skill levels.

After your paddling adventure, drop by for a quick dip at Garden Bay lake located directly at the side of the road as you depart from our kayaking center.


Morning – Hike to Skookumchuck
Lunch- Picnic  or Garden Bay Pub and Restaurant
Afternoon – Kayaking
Dinner- Garden Bay Pub and Restaurant

** Invert – hike and paddling if the Skookumchuck is better for viewing in the afternoon.