Strathcona Wilderness Institute

In the News Again!


We’re in the news again! Thanks to the Comox Valley Echo, Campbell River Mirror , Campbell River Courier Islander, & Comox Valley Record, for featuring our summer program schedule of nature walks, art walks & hikes for all levels.

BC Parks has an update on trail conditions in Strathcona Park as of July 27. I will post more first-hand reports from hikers tomorrow.

Crown Mountain from Seymour Narrows, north of Campbell River

The Strathcona Centennial Expedition is well underway – Philip Stone is leading a re-creation of the excursion that inspired the creation of Strathcona Park as BC’s first Provincial Park, 100 years ago this summer. The group was scheduled to ascend Crown Mountain yesterday. You can join the offical dedication at Strathcona Park Headquarters at Buttle Narrows on Sunday August 1 at 1 pm.

If you are interested in the history of Strathcona Park, and the stories of the mountains, Lindsay Elms has written the definitive book: “Beyond Nootka“- available for sale at the Wilderness Centre. Lindsay is also on the board of directors of the Strathcona Wilderness Institute, (SWI), the non-profit society that manages the Wilderness Centre.
SWI is offering guided hikes for each day of this BC Day long weekend – check out the program schedule for a hike that suits your interest & ability.
And more exciting news….it looks very likely that the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre will be open on weekdays for much of August…thanks to some surprise volunteers from afar! Stay tuned for the details.

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