Strathcona Wilderness Institute

BC Day Weekend Outdoors

Why not spend the upcoming BC Day long weekend in the beautiful BC outdoors? Strathcona Wilderness Institute has weekend programs coming up, all starting from the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre.

View from summit of Mt Allan Brooks

On Saturday August 4, naturalists Heather & Rolf Kellerhals will guide a hike to Mt. Allan Brooks. Starting at 9 a.m., this is a strenuous eight-hour hike to a mountain named for Major Allan Cyril Brooks, noted ornithologist & artist; and Allan Cecil Brooks (Jr), biologist & teacher. Pre-register at

Indian Hellebore- a plant respected by all indigenous peoples

On Sunday August 5 at 1 pm, Alison Maingon, retired archaeologist and member of Comox Valley Nature, will give a talk & walk titled “Ethnobotany in Paradise Meadows”. The outing will be an introduction to some of our native plants and their uses. Last year her talk was standing room only!

A new program for August is a regular weekly interpretive walk around Paradise Meadows. Every Saturday, the Wilderness Centre Naturalist will guide an interpretive walk around the boardwalk for anyone who drops by – just meet at 10 a.m. at the Centre.

SWI programs are free, although a donation of $5 –10 is appreciated to help with the Institute’s ongoing activities.

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