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Strathcona Provincial Park

Strathcona Parkway, Comox-Strathcona C | Vancouver Island, BC, British Columbia, Canada
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Oldest provincial park in British Columbia contains more than 210,000 hectares of scenic wilderness with many hiking trails ranging from short walks to several-days-long expeditions into the parks interior.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Strathcona Parkway, Comox-Strathcona C | Vancouver Island, BC, British Columbia, Canada

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a short hike in the park (about an hr) which lead us to the beautiful view by Lake Helen Mackenzie where we took a short break to dip our feet in the nice cool water. The weather was nice and warm and even...More

Thank dolphidive
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park! We drove through here on one of our little outings while staying in Campbell River. We found a nice stop to pull over and just chill out while looking at the view. A must see if you are in the area.

1  Thank harleychick1962
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We camped (tent) at Ralph River campgrounds for 2 nights. The campground was a 2-3 min walk from Buttle lake, with a spectacular view of several mountains. There are several trails and viewpoints along the main roads within the park. We saw an elk calf,...More

3  Thank Olifun
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our family visited both 'ends' of Strathcona Provincial Park and loved the end near the lake the best. It took an hour to get there but we stopped Lower Myra Falls which were simply stunning. Better than some other more well known falls in the...More

2  Thank SunnyNB2016
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We are on the island visiting family in Nanaimo B.C and this park is about an hour give or take a few minutes away from there and every time I go it is such a amazing beautiful park the quietness of it almost as if...More

3  Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We camped here in September and found it to be quiet and well laid out, with good privacy for campsites. We stayed in the Ralph River campground, be sure to review the campground map to ensure you are on the water. Our site was too...More

1  Thank cdnIriegirl
Reviewed 16 September 2016

So you NEED to go visit this park. It's GORGEOUS. If you are camping with a group of friends or kids, go to Buttle Lake Campground. If you are camping solo or as a couple and wanting to enjoy the quietest campground imaginable, go stay...More

2  Thank jturner
Reviewed 9 September 2016

After visiting Mount Washington, we dropped down to the Park and took the shortish boardwalk trail, about 3-4 km in total. What a stunning , peaceful and absolutely beautiful place. Sadly we didn't have time to come back on another day but we certainly plan...More

1  Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What an amazing view, the mountains are stunning, lots of water falls, trails, it's free to visit the trails, a must to go and visit, check out Myra falls, it is gorgeous.

Thank 282Juliette282
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Think you can't live without your phone, wifi, shower or flush toilet? You can. Be brave, do it, and live to brag about your amazing experiences. For your efforts you will soon be rewarded with a newfound piece of mind. Add to that clean air...More

2  Thank zenasmillet
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Tim Y
23 February 2017|
Response from cdnIriegirl | Reviewed this property |
Great question! We did not swim there. It was swampy. We went to buttle lake. The landscape around the campground bordering the water is not conducive at all to walking into the water....there's no beach or even rocks... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from cdnIriegirl | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I'd say skip it. There are far more beautiful places all over the island... to see "majestic" you need to hike out of the easy. Hope that helps! Check out the group "take a hike Vancouver island" on Facebook... More
26 July 2016|
Response from SallieBC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christian - you can rent a boat/canoe at Strathcona Park Lodge along highway 28 just before reaching the campgrounds. I just googled it, haven't rented from them.