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Picture This! (SPL)

The staff at Play!  We really love what we do and when we aren't sharing the outdoors with you we are going on our own adventures.  This photo was taken by Dan Kilburn while on a white water kayaking trip down the lower Gold River.

The staff at Play! We really love what we do and when we aren’t sharing the outdoors with you we are going on our own adventures. This photo was taken by Dan Kilburn while on a white water kayaking trip down the lower Gold River.

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!

 

Flash Back Fridays

STRATHCONA PARK SHOWS ROPES OF THE OUTDOORS

Campbell River Mirror, June 11, 1975

A face of determination on the high ropes.

A face of determination on the high ropes.

This week at Strathcona Park Lodge, three different programs have been planned for three schools, Crofton School from Crofton, Somenos School from Duncan and Gold River School, from Gold River.

The Gold River program which has been organized by grade six teacher Julia Davies, is the most ambitious undertaking which has ever been conducted at the outdoor centre.

Two weeks have been structured to allow 336 children from kindergarten to grade seven to experience a wide range of outdoor activities and to live together in a new environment. Read more

Picture This! (SPL)

On this particular day (Canadian Thanksgiving) the Sea gulls were feasting on the Salmon running up the Gold River.  There were hundreds of Seagulls, Seals, Eagles and more feasting on the Salmon.  It's a spectacular thing to watch so much wildlife in action.  Don't be afraid to ask the staff of SPL where the best places are to see wildlife in action.

On this particular day (Canadian Thanksgiving) the Sea gulls were feasting on the Salmon running up the Gold River. There were hundreds of Seagulls, Seals, Eagles and more feasting on the Salmon. It’s a spectacular thing to watch so much wildlife in action. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff of SPL where the best places are to see wildlife in action.

Flash Back Fridays

THE TYEE CAMP AT GOLD RIVER 1961

Jim with a big one!

Jim with a big one!

We had a fishing camp of three tent cabins at the mouth of the Gold River from 1961 until 1964. Every fish that was caught was weighed and counted by Stan Sharcott, a Fish- eries employee. We were leas- ing the land off the nearby Indian band for $300 a year. Our brochure stated at the time: The Department of Fisheries will verify our statement that this is the best place to catch Tyee Salmon (spring salmon) weighing over 30 pounds in the Pacific Northwest. Through our L odge is the only way you can fish this area. The road from Campbell River to Gold River is closed to private cars. We can have you there by boat and bus in one hour and you can return to the comforts of the L odge in the evening or stay at our tent camp to catch the very late and very early fishing. We will look after you there. Food, bedding, boat, guide and tackle are provided. After trout fishing, plan to spend two days in the West Coast/ Gold River area and catch sea run cut-throat and summer steelhead as well as Tyee. Read more