Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Battleship Lake Accessibility Project

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Strathcona Wilderness Institute in partnership with BC Parks has been successful in obtaining a grant through the federal Enabling Accessibility in Communities Fund, to improve access for Canadians with disabilities to programs and services in their community.

The Strathcona Park Accessibility Enhancement Project will receive funding for the construction of a new boardwalk and dock at Battleship Lake. The project will also include retrofitting a stepped boardwalk on the way to Battleship Lake, accessible picnic tables, and construction of a disabled-access pit-toilet at the Lake.

Battleship Lake Photo by Preston L. Tait, circa 1939

Battleship Lake Photo by Preston L. Tait, circa 1939


Battleship Lake is a popular day-use destination about 2.5 km from the Paradise Meadows trailhead. The lake was named by Plateau explorer Clinton Wood, when his son pointed out that the profile of the trees on the three small islands resembled battleships at anchor. The official name was suggested by the Comox District Mountaineering Club and adopted in 1939.

The day-use area at Battleship Lake currently has a wooden platform for picnicking and a pit toilet. Battleship is the closest lake to the trailhead for swimming and fishing.

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