Social Media Sites

https://www.facebook.com/StrathconaParkLodge :  Find out about tourism related specials and articles or send us a message.  We love to hear from you!

https://www.facebook.com/GOWYLD :  Photos, videos and more related to Wilderness Youth Leadership Development at Strathcona Park Lodge can be found here.  If you have questions about an upcoming trip or want to stay in touch with SPL and their instructors this is the page to do it.

https://www.facebook.com/COLT.program : All things related to adventures in the outdoors from videos, photos and updates on where and what the COLT students are up to can be found on this page.

https://twitter.com/strathconapark :  Find out what is happening at Strathcona Park Lodge in 140 characters or less.

http://www.youtube.com/strathconaparklodge : Videos series on Strathcona Park Lodge’s environmental initiatives, activities, Meet the Staff and more can be found on our Youtube Channel.

http://www.youtube.com/coltprogram : See what the COLT experience is like through video.  Find out what past students are up to and meet your instructors.

 

Vancouver Island Trails, Rivers and Ocean Information

Sea Kayaking

Fisheries and Oceans Canada :  Find current and tide levels from Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Hiking Trails

Strathcona Provincial Park Trails : Trail conditions and general information from BC Parks

Hiking Trail Books : The Vancouver Island Trails Information Society is a non-profit society dedicated to providing information to the public about parks and trails on Vancouver Island since 1972.

The Great Walk : It takes place on 63.5 kilometres of gravel logging road between Gold River and Tahsis, on Vancouver Island. It covers what we believe to be some of the most rugged and beautiful country in the world.

Rivers

BC River Levels: Click on the link to find BC Hydro’s information on the river levels for Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada River Levels : Find real time Hydro metric data across Canada.

Mountain Biking Trails

Vancouver Island Mountain Biking : Vancouver Island Mountain Biking (VIMB) is a website devoted to the local Vancouver Island mountain biking scene scene. Located on the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver Island is arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth. With year round riding and world class trails you could not ask for a better place to ride. VIMB is a relatively small community site with a strong following of core members who ride every type of terrain anywhere they can. We build, advocate for trail access, we promote our sport and we are active in all areas of the local Mountain Biking community.

Comox Valley Mountain Biking : Find out information regarding trails all over Vancouver Island and more.

South Island Mountain Biking Society (SIMBS) :  Learn about all the trails on the south end of Vancouver Island to Mountain.

Rock Climbing

www.rockclimbing.com : Crest Creek Crags is a quiet climbing area with lots of climbs to offer and a lot of room to expand. Located at the north end of Strathcona Park, it is reasonably far away from a city center, which is why it is so quiet. The quality of the climbs, and the beautiful quiet mountain setting make this area very special

www.drtopo.com :  The topographic map or the Crest Creek Climbing Crags can be find at dr.topo.com.

Strathcona Provincial Park

BC Parks (Strathcona Provincial Park)- Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. Located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona park is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares.

Weather

Weather Canada

The Weather Network

Web Cam

Click “here” for a webcam that over looks Upper Campbell Lake.

Transportation

Refer to our “Getting Here” page for all your transportation needs.

Local Businesses and Tour Operators

Restless Josie :  Despite a seemingly idyllic life, Josie is restless. Watch as she searches for freedom and happiness while travelling the world.

www.getwest.ca : Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Vancouver Island’s rugged West Coast as you tour its inlets with Get West Adventure Cruises aboard the MV Uchuck III, a 136-foot passenger and freight vessel providing service through historic Nootka, Esperanza, and Kyuquot Sounds

On The Rocks Climbing Gym: As one of B.C.’s leading and more modern indoor climbing facilities, On The Rocks Climbing Gym is able to offer you a clean and comfortable environment in which to take part in this popular, ever growing sport.

Destiny Adventures : Destiny River Adventures is based in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. They offer professionally guided river rafting tours ranging from the thrills of whitewater rafting to serene scenic river floats and snorkeling with thousands of returning salmon. Our variety of trips allow almost anyone to participate – families & seniors welcome!

Campbell River Museum :  Campbell River Museum holds a fine collection of exhibits that represent the unique culture and history of Northern Vancouver Island, and has a terrific Shop featuring First Nations and local art.

Mount Washington Alpine Resort : Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a privately owned resort community, open year round, located near the very popular Comox Valley. First opened in 1979, Mount Washington is now in its 30th year of operation

Haig-Brown House :  Haig-Brown Heritage House, in Campbell River, British Columbia, is a historic family home that sits on the banks of the Campbell River and is surrounded by tranquil gardens.   During the summer months, the Haig-Brown House offers unique BED & BREAKFAST accommodation and the garden can be rented for weddings, receptions and other special events.

BC Nature : Enjoy birding, botany, geology and marine biology outings; learn more about nature during field trips and camps in communities throughout BC.

Section 8 Snowsport Institute: Section 8 Snowsport Institute is Western Canada’s elite ski & snowboard training company composed of highly skilled CSIA and CASI examiners and mountain guides. Our philosophy is that great snowsport professionals are diversely trained and can adapt to any situation… That’s why we offer the most complete ski & snowboard instructor certification course of its kind

Campbell River Whale Watching:  Campbell River Whale Watching, Campbell River B.C. invites you to experience some of the most spectacular Orca Killer Whale watching and Wildlife viewing in the world.

Fishers Island Adventures: Guided Fresh and Salt water fishing trips on the West and East coasts of Vancouver Island.

More coming soon…

Tourism Associations

Wilderness Tourism Association : The Wilderness Tourism Association exists to ensure the ongoing viability of our industry by protecting the wilderness tourism land base.  We are an organization of adventure tourism operators working to enhance the wilderness experience through advocacy and education and through involvement with government and public and private enterprise.

bewildinbc.com : A website showcasing the businesses associated with the Wilderness Tourism Association.  Find your next BC adventure at bewildinbc.com

Tourism Vancouver : Tourism Vancouver’s vision is to be the global leader in destination sales, marketing and visitor experiences.

Tourism Vancouver Island : Tourism Vancouver Island is a destination marketing organization whose vision is “To Position the Vancouver Island Region as a Premier Destination”. The organization is a not for profit association representing the tourism stakeholders within the Vancouver Island region, which includes all the islands located between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast and also includes coastal areas of the mainland coast between Moses and Bute Inlets.

Campbell River Chamber of Commerce : As the Voice of Business, the Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce is the community’s leading advocate and champion for business. We provide leadership opportunities and business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of our members and community.

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