Written on September 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm, by Scott
We awoke to spectacular double rainbow this morning. It is now raining lightly with no wind. All the kids from Southridge had trip prep last night so the knowledge of how to stay warm and dry was passed on.
Kids hanging out at the basketball learning the rules of the Lodge
Written on September 27, 2013 at 8:30 am, by Scott
MARIA MCLEISH, Daughter of Jack and Lila Berman, 1962.
A plane load of Bouldings and Bermans
As I recall, my parents began taking vacations without my brother and me the year before my senior year in high school. Johnny had just graduated; Jack got a full month off every August and they would get in the station wagon with their camping gear and head up to their favorite spot in Gold Beach Oregon. Since they were not burdened with two bored teens, they decided to drive up through Washington State to Vancouver Island. After stops in Seattle and Vancouver they went up-Island and camped by the Quinsam River. A park ranger told them about the Lodge and they went up for a visit. They stayed a day or two. That year, 1962, was a banner year for the Tyee and there was a long article in the Vancouver Sun about Jim that my parents saved. Then in 1963 they went again and this was their first extended stay of more than a few days.
You see, there was a problem. Jack (my beloved step-dad) was a very loyal person and he could not bring himself to abandon ‘Pop’s Landing’ in Gold Beach where our family had camped for ten years. Jack and my mother Lila were enthralled with the Strathcona scenery, the fishing, and the young Boulding family. Jack was a great raconteur, Read more
Fall time at the Lodge is always exciting. School kids arrive and get to explore Vancouver Islands rivers, mountains, lakes and ocean. One can walk around the property and fill up on fruit and berries as they come ripe and so much more. Call 250-286-3122 for more information about the abundant activities available at the Lodge.
Thank you for your interest in staying with us at Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre - we look forward to welcoming you!
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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.