About: Strathcona Park Lodge

Sometimes….you just have to go for it.

The multi billion dollar outdoor industry can make some people feel incompetent at times when deciding to go on an adventure. With all the technical gear and gadgets out there it can be difficult deciding to choose what is necessary to go on a hike, bike ride or a skiing trip.  Sometimes you just just have to go for it.  Or as they say in the prairies, “Just giver.” These three daring Manitobans decided to ski the Sun Wapta Traverse in the Canadian Rockies by going to Canadian Tire and purchasing all there gear from their buddy Daryl.  Enjoy the video and be safe on your outdoor travels.

Amazing film!

What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?

At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?

This documentary follows six teenagers who, like the average American child, spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. PLAY AGAIN unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.

What are we missing when we are behind screens? How does this impact our childrens well being, our society and the very future of our planet?

Through the voices of children and leading experts like Richard Louv, Juliet Schor, Bill McKibben, Gary Small and David Suzuki, PLAY AGAIN introduces new perspectives and encourages action for a sustainable future.

Canadians aren’t getting as much physical activity.

Recently, CTV News reported that Canadians aren’t getting as much physical activity as they say.  Find out more information by clicking the link HERE and let us know what you think by posting in the comments box.

New carpet is making the lodge even more Eco Friendly!

Not Just Any Carpet

Winter has arrived, maintenance is now a priority and so…a couple of buildings are getting new carpet.

Now, most of us think of carpet as a significant environmental pollutant—the manufacture, and the disposal of the old carpet—which makes sourcing, in line with SPL’s core values like “Stewardship and “More with Less”, a real challenge.
And often more costly.

And they are almost right!

While we have not yet discovered flying carpets (Aladdin, I would like to fly carbon neutal!) for people and goods to arrive at the Lodge—pun intended—there are great ways to make a noticeable difference, but I digress…

When Christine Clarke mentioned that one of the buildings was getting a carpet makeover and that InterfaceFLOR was supplying the carpet, I knew we would get something special, something everybody (Yes you too!) should consider for their home or business. (Disclaimer: I am not shilling or working for Interface!).
So what is this company about?

  • Go here for a short history.
  • For more on their drive to sustainability go here .
  • And finally—this should get your attention—Interface’s drive to Mission Zero in 2020.
  • If you are digital child and you like TED talks, go here to hear from the Founder of Interface, Ray Anderson.

You can make the difference as a smarter consumer, as a child of parents making such decisions, and as someone whose business sense values the planet.
It does count!

Now, if we could just get Ray Anderson (with his philosophy of sustainability) and InterfaceFLOR to make flying carpets!

Christian Stapff

Transformational Panel

Strathcona Park Lodge would like to thank Sanford Williams of the Mowachaht Band for his amazing transformational panel.

Sanford Williams standing next to his transformatioal panel.

Welcome to Strathcona Park Lodge’s new blog!

Hello,

We would like to welcome you to our new blog.  Here at Strathcona Park Lodge we look forward to showcasing the amazing scenery, people and activities through text, pictures and videos.  Let us know what you think of the new blog by emailing us at info@strathcona.bc.ca.

The welcoming sign to Strathcona Park Lodge