Posts Tagged ‘Campbell River’

Strathcona Park Wilderness Hiking

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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, (more…)

Spring Skiing at Vancouver Island’s Mt. Washington

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

It’s official— the ski season on Vancouver Island will continue until April 24 due to deep snow and high demand.  Mt. Washington will be open daily through April 11.  The lifts will operate again April 17 and 18 and then again for the big season finale on April 24 and 25.

There is currently a mid-mountain base of over 500 cm!  Ski enthusiasts rave about the deep snow and unbelieveable views from the slopes to the Georgia Strait below.  Vancouver Island Bed & Breakfast members of the BC Innkeepers Guild from Nanaimo, the Comox Valley and Campbell River are at your service for information and wonderful apre-ski accommodations

Mt. Washington is located about half way up Vancouver Island.  It is just over an hour’s drive from Nanaimo and less than 30 minutes from Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

Olympic Teams Train at Mt. Washington

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
 

Mt. Washington powder with a Georgia Strait view.

Mt. Washington Ski Resort, located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island, is hosting Olympic teams from an estimated 26 countries, all in training for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics and Paralympic Games.  Teams from China, the U.S.A., Sweden, Germany, France and our own Canada are just a few of those you may see on the slopes now and into March.   Conditions are ideal and similar to Whistler, with Mt.Washington boasting a snow base of over 340 cm.  Courtenay and nearby Campbell River B&Bs offer great accommodation for those wanting to see the athletes train or perhaps share a lift with an Olympian.  It’s only a 30-40 minutes drive from the Comox Valley to the ski slopes.  Imagine an exciting day on Mt. Washington, a great dinner by the sea, an evening’s entertainment and then a perfect sleep in an “Oh so comfortable” BC Innkeepers B&B.  In the morning enjoy a relaxed breakfast and you’ll be ready for another day’s adventures.