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Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre

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Overview
41040 Gold River Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5C5 Canada See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
3 Star accommodation
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Living on the edge since 1959, Strathcona Park Lodge pioneered self propelled and off the grid wilderness experiences on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. From the lake side cabins, chalets and rooms More experience wilderness inspired summer holidays, guided trips and group gatherings. Home base for WYLD youth summer camps, the COLT leadership training program and outdoor education programming, SPL is a leader in experiential education and wilderness vacations. The setting The Boulding family chose well when they picked the site for Strathcona Park Lodge. From almost every room on the property you can get an amazing view of glacier carved valleys, big pristine lakes and rocky/snowcapped peaks. There are several hikes, viewpoints, protected bays and beaches, climbing bluffs, old growth trees, high ropes courses and zip lines -- and that's just on the property. Strathcona Provincial Park, B.C.'s oldest protected area, is just down the road. Within 30 minutes go whitewater paddling, mountain biking, more rock climbing, or lace up for interpretive walks, hikes and mountaineering routes. A little further is world class sea kayaking and whale watching on both sides of Vancouver Island. Summer vacations Perfectly poised between the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park and a sprawling lake chain the Lodge is an ideal base for exploring the heart of Vancouver Island. Hike, paddle, climb or just sit back and relax on the beach. Stay in lake-side cabins, mountain view chalets or hotel style rooms overlooking it all. Refuel on delicious and healthy food. Disconnect from the wired world and return recharged. Group Gatherings The Lodge loves groups. Big or small, 200 to 10, we have the capacity, facilities and experience to make any gathering unforgettable. Every year we host multiple weddings, family reunions and other large groups on our picturesque and family friendly setting. With a dedicated staff we take care of every detail. Outdoor education/school programs In the spring and fall schools visit Strathcona to learn outside of the classroom. Removed from their everyday, challenged mentally and physically and exposed to new experiences, our specially trained leaders help students gain confidence, leadership, teamwork and camaraderie - skills that can't be learnt from a desk. These are experiences students remember forever. WYLD summer camps A summer camp like no other, Wilderness Youth Leadership Development (WYLD) Expeditions are 8 to 12 day expeditions for adventurous teens, 12 to 17 years old. Based out of the Lodge's lakeside location, the camps explore the hiking trails, lakes, inlets, beaches, islands and mountains of Vancouver Island by foot, sea kayak and canoe. COLT Leadership Semester We believe COLT is the best outdoor leadership program in Canada. Founded in 1977 by Canada's oldest outdoor education centre, COLT is a learn-by-doing program with the best job opportunities, instructors and learning environment. And for the price no other program comes close to offering as much. Participants graduate with hard skills, like sea kayaking, rock climbing, mountaineering, whitewater paddling, but even more soft skills, like leadership, group dynamics, teamwork, confidence and determination. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
50
Price range
US$ 149 - US$ 152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre Hotel Campbell River
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Strathcona Park Lodge And Outdoor Education Centre
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Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre Campbell River, Vancouver Island
Location
Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Campbell River
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Contact
41040 Gold River Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5C5 Canada
Getting there
Campbell River Airport28 km
Comox Airport58 km
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My partner & I stayed at the lodge for 4 nights & it was not enough time! We went for a double room which was lovely & had a great view. The food at the lodge is amazing- different salad dressings each day & a...More

Thank HT963
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Beautiful setting, dinner and breakfast excellent. Our room was very hot, no fan available. We opened the windows but there was no breeze. Also there seems to be little soundproofing. The people overhead had children and we could hear their excited movements. Go to enjoy...More

Thank badcrow
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We stayed at this Lodge as a family for two nights. It has great mountain and lake views, and easy hiking trails. The staff is helpful. We had an issue with the sink when we arrived and it was repaired within 10 min. Rooms are...More

Thank EdinburghSeyyah
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The view of the lake is magical. The cabin we rent provided one ensuite queen bedroom, one bedroom with double bed, a small room with four bunk beds and a loft with two double mattresses. It was quoted to sleep twelve. Our group of eight...More

Thank Mai H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Whether you will like this facility depends on your expectations. This is not a place if your looking for resort type accommodations. Our room was large with a nice view of the lake but very simply furnished. No wi-fi or TV in the room. The...More

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MichiganLorraine
28 April 2016|
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Response from SPLmarketing | Property representative |
We don not outfit rooms with hair driers but you can borrow them free of charge at the front desk!
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anne h
11 August 2015|
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Response from acclarke | Property representative |
no, but we do have a large clean freshwater lake to swim in.
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Miraclesmom
20 May 2015|
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Response from acclarke | Property representative |
well, it would take you several weeks at least. It is over 6400 km away.
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Room Tips
"Make reservation some where else."
876rubyr
16 May 2018
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"Lakeside cottages are quiet and very comfortable."
GordonS346
29 Sep 2017
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"The chalets are set on a slope facing the lake. The website describes the extent to which each room has a..."
Marquise_LA
20 Oct 2016
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"Rooms 45 and 46 share a balcony between them and have great lake views. Cabins are further from the highway..."
353helenk
5 Aug 2016
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