Written on February 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm, by Scott
Written on August 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm, by Scott
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.
- 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
- 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!
Written on May 3, 2013 at 8:30 am, by Scott
STRATHCONA PARK SHOWS ROPES OF THE OUTDOORS
Campbell River Mirror, June 11, 1975
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
Written on September 7, 2012 at 8:30 am, by Scott
THE TYEE CAMP AT GOLD RIVER 1961
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