Category Archives: Adventure

POWDER ALERT!

The snow has been falling all weekend and continues to fall.  Grab your skis or snowboard, call your friends and family and head for the mountains.   

Winter Mountain Biking on Vancouver Island

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/19380961]Vancouver Island has some of the most contrasting environments I have seen anywhere in the world.  I don’t know of too many places where you can measure the snow depth in the 500cm range in the alpine and in the valley have forest that one can mountain bike in.  All with a few minutes of each other.

Strathcona Park Centennial Expedition

This year BC will be celebrating its 100th year of its park system.  To commemorate this a group of adventures last summer decided to recreate the Strathcona Discovery Expedition of July 1910.  Strathcona Park Lodge was fortunate enough to assist in the completion of this expedition.   You can find out more information about the trip by following the link to Strathcona Centennial Expedition.  Below is the trailer for the expedition.

Outdoor Parenting

Journey into the world of climbers, surfers and skiers as they embark on the biggest journey of their lives….raising kids!  Click HERE to go to the website dedicated to raising “the little ones” in the great outdoors. Enjoy the website!

World’s Fasted Bicycle Rider

Who knew that the world’s fastest bicycle rider was from Quadra Island, BC, Canada?  Sam Whittingham, Owner of Naked Bicycles, can pedal up to 83 MPH!  WOW, that is extremely fast.  Not only does he own the record for fastest person on a bike, but also for the longest distance gone in one hour at 86km.  You can find out more about his records by clicking here.  For a recent interview on Sam click on the http://www.cheknews.ca/ website and click on the Naked Bikes clip.  GO SAM GO!

Great Web Videos for YOUR Pleasure!

Last year a great series of great web videos were released called “The Season.”  Produced on the West Coast of Canada, this web series follows 5 athletes pursuing snowboarding, climbing, mountain biking and paddling.  You can find the all 21 episodes by clicking on the following address http://www.theseasontv.com/.

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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.

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