Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Picture This! (WYLD)

Did you know Vancouver Island has some of the best limestone caves in all of N. America.  In fact they're more Limestone caves on Vancouver Island than all of the other provinces and Territories combined.

Did you know Vancouver Island has some of the best limestone caves in all of N. America. In fact they’re more Limestone caves on Vancouver Island than all of the other provinces and Territories combined.

Intergenerational Photos

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Picture This! (SPL)

This frog was spotted in the Elk River Delta in the fall of 2012 on a animal tracking trip.  Not only can you spot frogs in the Elk River Delta you can see elk, eagles, black bears, deer and all the little creatures that make up the forest floor of Vancouver Island.

This frog was spotted in the Elk River Delta in the fall of 2012 on a animal tracking trip. Not only can you spot frogs in the Elk River Delta you can see elk, eagles, black bears, deer and all the little creatures that make up the forest floor of Vancouver Island.

Flash Back Fridays

STRATHCONA EXPANDS – 1980

The Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre here has expanded its program for 1980, bringing to forty the number of wilderness adventure trips and skills programs it offers. Also, the Centre has begun aggressive marketing in the industry with the addition of IT numbers to all programs except for the four-month apprenticeship plan.

Cooperating carriers are Canadian Pacific Air, Air Canada and Pacific Western Airlines.

CraigSeale,who donated weeks of his time in order to complete the Seale House—named after him

“Book with you local travel agent,” is also a new slogan appearing on the brochure. This year’s 8 1⁄2 by 11 inch folder features more black-and-white photographs of participants on the trips as well as a four-color shell. A paragraph at the beginning of the brochure shows the trips that will be operated throughout 1980 at a glance, with ‘when’, ‘how much’, and ‘how long’ statistics.

In addition to canoeing, kayaking and sailing adventures are programs which include such activities as rock climbing, wilderness survival techniques, first aid and rescue, fishing methods, outdoor art workshop, family adventure, and log and timber construction. The Centre emphasizes that its programs are not only for the “fun of it”, but moreover, for the education to be gained. University credit is offered for the majority of the programs. Each trip is designated with one star (easy), two stars (moderate) or three stars (strenuous). To determine whether clients qualify for a particular trip, agents should ask if they are able to jog for one kilometer (*), for five kilometers (**), or for 10 kilometers (***). Read more

Earthquake Status at Strathcona Park Lodge

We had an earthquake on Vancouver Island and everyone from the McNair school and staff/friends of Strathcona Park Lodge are doing just fine.

You can find out what CTV has reported by clicking here and what CBC has written by clicking here.

We will be posting more on the earthquake and what is happening at Strathcona Park Lodge tomorrow.

If you have any questions or concerns e-mail info@strathcona.bc.ca.

 

Winter Mountain Biking on Vancouver Island

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/19380961]Vancouver Island has some of the most contrasting environments I have seen anywhere in the world.  I don’t know of too many places where you can measure the snow depth in the 500cm range in the alpine and in the valley have forest that one can mountain bike in.  All with a few minutes of each other.

Transformational Panel

Strathcona Park Lodge would like to thank Sanford Williams of the Mowachaht Band for his amazing transformational panel.

Sanford Williams standing next to his transformatioal panel.