Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Walks, Talks & Hikes in Paradise

A busy weekend coming up at the Wilderness Centre, with nature walks, talks & hikes. Friday morning, a group of Vancouver Island Master Gardeners will go on a tour around Paradise Meadows, looking at the native plants & subalpine ecology. On Saturday the 11th at 10 a.m. will be the next Meadows Interpretive Nature Walk for the public –  anyone visiting is welcome to just drop-in & come along around the boardwalk.

Also on Saturday is the next Level 2 HikeTim Penney of the Comox District Mountaineering Club is guiding an 18 km, 6-7 hr. hike, to Croteau Lake with an extension to Ball Lake lookout. Tim is also an excellent photographer – some of his work can be seen here. If you plan to attend please pre-register:

On Sunday, Alana Buchanan of the Marmot Recovery Centre
at Mt. Washington will give a Nature Talk which will appeal to all ages –
“Marvelous Marmots: Fun, Fact & Fiction”. This talk is a chance to see behind the scenes of the Recovery Centre:
what the
facility looks like, how it runs, and what they do with the captive marmots. The
presentation will be indoors at the Wilderness Centre.

SWI programs are free, although donations are always 
to support the operations of the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre.

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