Earle Creek at Skookumchuk is situated on the southeast bank of the Skookumchuck Narrows, with 800 yards of foreshore.
Skookumchuck means “Strong Water.” Skookumchuck Narrows is an unusual geological feature. It consists of a narrow opening between the open waters of the Georgia Strait and the large Sechelt Inlet. As the tide comes in and out, water pours through this opening, creating the Sechelt Rapids. The difference in water levels between one side of the rapids and the other can exceed two metres in height. The speed of the current can exceed 30 km/hr. Experienced kayakers can often be seen riding the rapids.
The area also has a rich intertidal ecology.