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Picture This! (WYLD)

You guys come to Strath and you near the end of your stay and guess what happens every time...the goodbye wave.   What do you think the two standing by themselves are thinking?

You guys come to Strath and you near the end of your stay what happens every time…the goodbye wave. What do you think the two standing by themselves are thinking?

Flash Back Fridays

ANNE RUETER and JOHN GREGG 1971

John Gregg

Anne & John left Portland on October 25th, 1971, and made their way to Ralph River campsite in Strathcona Park. The driveway to their campsite had a hump in the middle as well as a ditch on both sides. Anne had backed up the car and it slipped into the ditch causing the car to get hung up in the middle. Along came Jim Boulding and a bus full of teachers on a field trip. He offered to drive while the others pushed, but Anne wanted to continue driving so Jim helped push.  Jim asked what they were doing, and found out that they were on holiday. They were not too comfortable camping at that time of year because all they had was Anne’s uncle’s World War II canvas lean-to. Not only was it cold, there was no privacy. Jim suggested they come back to the Lodge where they could have a hot bath. He later talked them into staying, saying that John, who had attended Yale and spent a year in the Amazon working on a US AID project, could help winterize the buildings. He suggested that Anne, who had graduated from the University of Oregon in Portland, and had been a teacher and a stewardess, tended bar and managed a pizza parlor, would be a natural in our dining room. Read more

Fall 2012 Staff Photo

The fall staff of 2012 is ready to welcome you to Strathcona Park Lodge!

Flash Back Fridays

JANE DROWN (nee GREGG) 1968, 1969 and 1970

Jane Gregg & Jane Feniuk (nee McIvor)

Jane Gregg & Jane Feniuk (nee McIvor)

Jane worked at the Lodge during a period when we did not have a lot of staff. Those that we did have were expected to lend a hand in many different areas and to work very hard. Her sister, Chris, worked here as well during part of that time (she later became a school principal). The first thing that Jane told me was that she decided after working at the Lodge that she never wanted to work in a resort again (she became a pharmacist) because the work was so hard. Read more

Amy and Richard bicycle across Canada!

Strathcona Park Centennial Expedition

This year BC will be celebrating its 100th year of its park system.  To commemorate this a group of adventures last summer decided to recreate the Strathcona Discovery Expedition of July 1910.  Strathcona Park Lodge was fortunate enough to assist in the completion of this expedition.   You can find out more information about the trip by following the link to Strathcona Centennial Expedition.  Below is the trailer for the expedition.