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Week in Review at the Lodge

WOW!  What a busy week we had here at Strathcona Park Lodge.

  • Guided Rock Climbing at Crest Creek Crags
  • Sea Kayakers returned after 8 days of paddling in Nootka Sound
  • Families participated in on site daily adventures such as zip lining, high ropes, boat rentals, bog walks and more
  • WYLD summer campers returned from their 12 day Backcountry Classic hiking trip.  Click on the image below to view more photos of their trip.
  • Group photo of the WYLD backcountry campers up at Marble Meadows.

    Group photo of the WYLD backcountry campers up at Marble Meadows.

  • Victoria International brought students from Japan to experience the wilderness of the Lodge.
  • A couple enjoyed a day paddle to Burman River to watch the Salmon Migration.
  • Grand parents and their grandkids enjoyed a week of zip lining, rock climbing, bog walks and more
  • Unloading after taking a ride on the Lakeside zip line.

    Unloading after taking a ride on the Lakeside zip line.

  • The Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training (COLT) fall group experienced their first trip into the mountains hiking up Mt. Myra.  They are canoeing today and tomorrow they leave for Squamish to go rock climbing.
  • Finally we would like to give a big congratulations to Kareen and Russel who are getting married at the Lodge today!

 

Salmon BBQ

Salmon has been a staple food of the natives of the Pacific Northwest for thousand of years.  Sandwiched between split cedar poles the salmon is cooked slowly over an open fire.  Enjoy traditionally cooked wild salmon at our beach side BBQ area every Wednesday evening during July and August. Visitors, travellers, drive-by diners and Lodge guests are all welcome!

Salmon has been a staple food of the natives of the Pacific Northwest for thousand of years. Sandwiched between split cedar poles the salmon is cooked slowly over an open fire. Enjoy traditionally cooked wild salmon at our beach side BBQ area every Wednesday evening during July and August. Visitors, travellers, drive-by diners and Lodge guests are all welcome!

Salmon BBQ

Jimmy Martinello presents Mt. Bute: The Climb and the Jump

Self Propelled Guests

 

Congrats to our two newest guest who will recieve 10% off of their accommodation for arriving at Strathcona Park Lodge self propelled.

Summer Specials

 

 

Living City Challenge

Jay Dahlgren is the Gardner at the Lodge and over the winter she was part of a team that submitted a entry in the Living City Challenge.  Currently her teams work is being show in the Comox Valley Art Gallery.  The following excerpt describes the reasoning behind their design

“The metaphor is of a flower:  The underlying principles of the Living Building Challenge is that all development projects should use nature as the ultimate measurement stick for performance.  The Challenge uses the metaphor of the flower to illustrate this principle.

Like a flower, all elements of the built environment are rooted in place.  Yet, a flower has placed-based solutions to meet all if its energy, water and resource needs to maintain balance with its surroundings.  So, image a building, site or infrastructure project that is informed by its ecoregion’s characteristics, and that generates all of its own energy with renewable resoucres, captures and treats its water, and operates efficiently and for maximum beauty; and a neighborhood that has scaled these solutions appropriate to its size and function.”

What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? While the human imagination knows no bounds, the Living City Challenge: Design Competition required that entrants model their futuristic cities on existing places – demonstrating how selected city might be adapted to cultivate a rick community fabric that is rooted in its climate, culture and place.  The concepts behind the visualization had to be adaptable to multiple contexts, but grounded in place.  The visualization had to weave new construction and infrastructure into historic buildings and grids that currently define the city in question.  The visualization had to incorporate technology that currently exists, at least as a prototype.  The challenge asked design teams to viualize a truly sustainable city that could conceivably be created over the next twenty-five years.

Jay is having a weekend gardening special here at the Lodge May 12-14 to get you prepared for the upcoming growing season.  You can find out more about the special by going to our Special and Promotions page.

Learn how to be creative with the resources at hand with Jay Dalgren May 12-14, 2011. Here's an exmple of a Canoe converted into a flower box.

 

Valentines Day Weekend Special

Enjoy a Valentine weekend getaway to remember! Lake front cottages starting from $150 per night.

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.