Butze Rainforest Nature Hike

Butze Rainforest Nature Hike

2.75 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 4 7 0
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$ 89.95
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Points of Interest

  • Butze Rapids Trail
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Lace up your sturdy walking shoes for an energetic, two-mile hike along the Butze Rainforest Nature Trail. Your approximately three-hour adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach ride enhanced by insights into the history of Prince Rupert and the neighboring communities. Arrive at a trailhead and set off on a guided hike into the wilds of the Butze Rainforest. Trail naturalists will detail the significance of the local flora and fauna, the role they play in the food chain, and how traditional native medicines are derived from the herbs, barks and plants. At the halfway point, stop to rest at a viewpoint overlooking the Butze Rapids. The rapids change character with the tides. All is peaceful at low and high tide, but in between times, the rapids churn with white foam. Enjoy a quick snack and bottled water before returning to the trailhead and to your motorcoach for the relaxing ride back to port.

Special Notes:

The hike is about two miles round trip. Participants must be able to sustain a moderate walking pace over the duration of hike. Wide gravel and raised wooden path, some significant inclines / hills. Proper footwear required (minimum of walking shoes or runners). Guests are requested to remain on paths in park area, as surface root systems, lichen, mosses and peat bogs are sensitive to human impact.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Meet guests and depart for trail head via bus, arrive at Butze trail head and assemble for walk

Travel time: 00:20

Depart along trail to viewing platform

Time at site: 00:50

Stop at viewing platform for break, water

Time at site: 00:30

Return via same trail, stopping periodically as before for flora and fauna presentation

Time at site: 00:50

Load into bus and return to pier

Travel time: 00:15