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Amazing sunset are to be had on the deck of Cottage 3.

A story by David Boulding: If you want big fish in UPPER CAMPBELL LAKE, GO TO GEOFF CAMPBELL

Geoff is one of the 11 grandchildren of Wallace Baike and has fond memories of learning to fish with Wallace.

Wallace was one of the loggers involved in the effort to clear cut the valley for the hydro project he knows the bottom of the lake intimately because he was there for years before it was flooded. he spent years telling Geoff about the underwater landscape, where the hills, where the ponds , where the rivers and the valley features were located.

Wallace Bakie

Wallace Bakie

In the old days…1965 to 1985…..Wallace used long skinny shinny gangtrolls with worms and would take a boatload of grandchildren out for an evening. he always caught fish and if the kids were not quiet and suitably appreciative of the experience Wallace would swat the nearest kid and say…..”that is for all of you”

Geoff must have paid attention because not only has he become a big boat person, he now catches the big fish….some say the biggest trout in the lake. Read more

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Strathcona Park Lodge is located on the largest body of fresh water on Vancouver Island which makes for great exploration in a sea kayak.

Strathcona Park Lodge is located on the largest body of fresh water on Vancouver Island which makes for great exploration in a sea kayak.

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Upper Campbell Lake rose 140 feet to its current level today in the late 1950's.  Before the Valley was flooded it was logged making for some unique and beautiful paddling on Upper Cambpell River.

Upper Campbell Lake rose 140 feet to its current level today in the late 1950′s. Before the Valley was flooded it was logged making for some unique and beautiful paddling on Upper Cambpell River.

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This view never gets old.

This view never gets old.

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Myrna's restaurant is great place to enjoying the sunset over Upper Campbell Lake and enjoy some local cuisine.

Thinking of having a family gathering or club meeting and looking for a place to eat? Come to Myrna’s which is opening everyday throughout the months of July and August and enjoy a meal over looking Upper Campbell Lake and Strathcona Provincial Park.

 

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Canoeing

Some days on Upper Campbell Lake are so calm it looks like a mirror. This photo was taken on a summer day while hanging out in a tree. While hanging out in the tree a couple staff paddled by. This particular Canoe is a newer fibre glass boat which is light (great for portaging) and very maneuverable. Come on by and paddle it for yourself.

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Sea Kayaking

This is a photo shot on Upper Campbell Lake. The mountain in the background is Mt. Myra with one of our guides taking out a Intergenerational group. It is common for first time visitors to the Lodge to ask, “Is that the ocean there?” Upper Campbell Lake and Buttle lake, which are joined, form the largest boddy of water on Vancouver Island offering plenty of paddling.