Whether you are an experienced hiker or a novice beginner, you’ll find a wide variety of guided summer hikes through Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Park, to such pristine alpine destinations as Mt. Albert Edward, Croteau Lake and Lake Helen MacKenzie. Guided hiking is available Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays through September 12. Some hikes will pay special attention to the plants and birds of Paradise Meadows, another to insects, and one to exploring lichens. All programs are presented by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute and begin at its new Wilderness Centre adjacent to Mt. Washington’s Raven Lodge. A complete list of programs is available at www.strathconapark.org.
Strathcona Park was BC’s very first provincial park, and is located on central Vancouver Island, near the communities of Campbell River, Courtenay and the Comox Valley. The Strathcona Wilderness Institute is a not for profit charity whose mission is to inspire awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the natural world through education and participation.
You can “Rest Assured” at any local member of the BC B&B Innkeepers Guild, where an excellent night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast will have you well prepared for any level of hiking.