Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Changes & Updates

A few changes in the program schedule of Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre activities:

  • Sat. Aug. 18, 1 p.m: Bryony Griffiths from MARS (Mountainnaire Avian Rescue Society) will bring Shakespear the Barred Owl rather than Otus the Western Screech Owl, who has a date in Smithers.

  • 9 hr. Level 3 Hike to Johnston & Panther Lakes: changed from Sat. Sept. 1 to Sat. Sept. 15, start time 8 a.m. Please pre-register at to attend.

  • 10 hr. Level 3 Hike to Moat Lake: changed from Sat. Sept. 8 to Sat. Sept. 22, start time 8 a.m.  Please pre-register at to attend.

Other programs remain the same, & there may be additional programs offered in September, so please continue to check the Google calendar at the bottom of the page for details.

Recent trail updates from a couple of sources: Bedwell conditions on Club Tread; and Flower Ridge from Ron Otsu’s blog Outdoor Solitude. (also check out his amazing photos!)

 At Paradise Meadows, contractors will be repairing some sections of the boardwalk within the next couple of weeks.

And final news, the Comox District Mountaineering Club just did the classic 27 km traverse of Forbidden Plateau: report here.

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