[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.
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.
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!
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!
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/.
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.
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The Lodge, as it’s affectionately known, is forty minutes by car south west of Campbell River, close to the geographic centre of Vancouver Island. It sits just outside of Strathcona Provincial Park on Upper Campbell Lake and is ideally situated for exploring this exciting and little known area of Vancouver Island.