Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Misty Meadows Hiking & Photography


Photographer & hiker Tim Penney sent some photos from a recent excursion around the meadows. “I had a walk around the two lakes on Saturday and the fog and sun provided some excellent shots.” says Tim – rather an understatement for these spectacular photos!

Misty Meadows

Misty Meadows by Tim Penney

A great inspiration for the final two programs at the Wilderness Centre! Tim will be guiding the next hike on Saturday Sept. 28, to Mt Allan Brooks. This hike is strenuous, gaining 600m in elevation with a distance of 15 km. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Wilderness Centre for this 8 hr hike. Pre-registeration is required as the hike may change depending on weather – email only at

Misty Pond

Misty Pond by Tim Penney

For the final program of the season, Strathcona Wilderness Institute is happy to partner with the Comox Valley Camera Club for a program on Sunday Sept. 29. This photography outing will be an opportunity to have fun & learn landscape photography with experienced members of the Camera Club. The outing is for all levels , from point & shoot to SLRs. Meet at 8:45 at the Home Depot recycling area for informal carpooling, or at 9:30 a.m. at the Wilderness Centre. Bring food, water & layered clothing, and stay as long as you like enjoying the fall colours. Pre-register by email at
An email will be sent to registrants the night before in case of bad weather.

Misty Lake

Misty Lake by Tim Penney

For all activities: dress for the weather, wear proper footwear, bring lunch or snacks, plenty of water, bug spray and sun protection. No pets please on SWI guided nature walks & hikes unless noted otherwise. A minimum donation of $5 –10 is appreciated for the programs to help with the Institute’s ongoing activities. All SWI activities start at the Wilderness Centre. The Centre will be staffed for several days yet, until Thanksgiving – check the calendar on this website for the most up-to-date information.

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