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.
This was a particular fun day at Strathcona Park Lodge. The staff decided to play pirates and treasures out on the lake with all sort of boats and water canons/buckets. The team which ended up with the most treasure back on land won and I can’t remember who who won as most people were laughing too hard.
Staff have been enjoying the wonderful weather exploring all over Vancouver Island. A popular staff/school trip this year has been a visit to Burman River which has been busy with Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, Bears and more. This is a picture of the Salmon swimming up the Gold River on the start of a visit to the Burman River.
On July 5th some of the staff members went on a hike into the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park and summit Mt. Septimus. On the first day they ascended to Cream Lake where they camped for the night. Early in the morning they took off to try and beat the snow melt and summit Mt. Septimus. Below are some photos of their trip. Feel free to stop by the office and talk to the friendly folks of Strathcona Park Lodge to check on the trail conditions, river levels and more.
Great view from the summit.
Anyone know the name of this mountain?
Making the way to the summit.
Scramble to the top.
Ask the staff how to get to this spot in Strathcona Provincial Park.
One of the Outdoor Instructors enjoying the view on the way to the summit.
Summer has hit here at the lodge! Everyone here at the lodge has been exploring the island enjoying the outdoors. Some of the the staff this past weekend went white water paddling, sea kayaking, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and watched the Vancouver Canucks win in Vancouver. GO CANUCKS GO!
Scouting the class 4 section of the Lower Gold River.
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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.