Strathcona Park Lodge pioneered intergenerational programs in a wilderness setting more than 20 years ago.

The intergenerational, Elderhostel week long programs at Strathcona Park Lodge are presented with Road Scholar. Seniors and their grandchildren spend a week trying sports and activities like rock climbing, high ropes, zip line, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.

While the program has evolved over the years, the goals are the same: active seniors and their grandchildren visit the lodge for a exciting week of learning, sharing and fun. Discover new strengths, honour your potential, learn something new, listen to the dreams and fears of your grandchildren. Most importantly become closer to your grandchildren through shared experiences.

With one of Strathcona Park Lodge’s highly trained instructors leading the way grandparents and grandchildren will learn to climb a rock bluff, navigate the high ropes course and fly through the trees on a zip line. You’ll work together to paddle a canoe across the lake or start a fire. The week culminates with a canoe journey down the lake to idyllic False Echo Bay for a (optional) campout.

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This program is presented in collaboration with Road Scholar  ( and is for seniors and their grandchildren ages 9-14. Maximum 1 grandchild per grandparent. Children are accommodated in the same room as their grandparents.

The program includes accommodation, meals (from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day), guided adventures and group equipment. Cedar chalet accommodation is double occupancy only, shared bathroom(up to 4 people), limited private bath. Smoking prohibited.


Dates for 2012

July 8-14 and August 19-25, 2012

Grandparents $970, Grandchildren $725