The Rufous humming birds are really entertaining to watch here at the Lodge. Rufous Hummingbird is one of the most aggressive of all species of Hummingbirds. They are well known for chasing each other out of territory. These birds are serious about protecting where they are going to live and where they are going to eat. Even when they aren’t eating themselves they will carefully be monitoring their feeding areas, you can see them sitting on a branch, close to the feeder with their heads going back and forth looking for others. If they notice any Hummingbirds that seem to be taking an interest in doing the same thing they will quickly try to drive them away. Photo courtesy of Meredith Wires.
Life on a beach is great! This photo was taken in the summer of 2012 as some of the SPL staff took some time to enjoy the sun and water before a BBQ Salmon dinner that occurs once a week for the months of July and August. With temperatures reaching between 20-35 degrees celsius in the summer the water warms up enough to where its comfortable in a swimsuit. Plenty of fun and food are to be had on the beach at SPL in the summer time.
This is the view your Rock Specialist gets when belaying at the Lake Bluff. It’s amazing to see so many people over come their fears of heights at this bluff. The view at the top is amazing for those who know, and for those that don’t…well…you just need to find out for yourself.
In the summer of 2012 a family went on a guided hike to Karst Creek in Stathcona Provincial Park. Karst is a distinctive topography in which the landscape is largely shaped by the dissolving action of water on carbonate bedrock (usually limestone, dolomite, or marble). This geological process, occurring over many thousands of years, results in unusual surface and subsurface features ranging from sinkholes, vertical shafts, disappearing streams, and springs, to complex underground drainage systems and caves. Karst Creek offers an enjoyable 4km loop trail with lots to explore including Karst Creek waterfall!
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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.