Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

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Strathcona Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, and the largest on Vancouver Island. Founded in 1911, the park was named for Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, a wealthy philanthropist and railroad pioneer. It lies within the Strathcona Regional District. The Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, established in 2000, includes three watersheds in the western area of the park.
The park is 9 km east of Gold River and 25 km west of Campbell River. At 2,458 square kilometres, it contains a group of mountains called the Elk River Mountains. It contains the highest peaks of the Vancouver Island Ranges. Some notable mountains located within the park boundaries include:
Golden Hinde (2198 m) Elkhorn Mountain (2166 m) Mount Colonel Foster (2129 m) Mount Albert Edward (2093 m)
For others, see the List of mountains in Strathcona Provincial Park.
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  • Wonderful hikes with beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife to see. Bring cranberry’s for the whiskey jacks and a camera. Easily accessible and fun for kids  more »
  • You'd think a park with 500,000 acres (national park size in the U.S.), mountains, alpine meadows, and deep valleys would be over-run with visitors. It's not, though the alpine meadow (Forbidden Plate...  more »
  • Before we go to Telegraph Cove to see the killer whales we have 4 hours to spare and so we take a walk in this park. Only a touch and escape and it was a shame because already at first glance you can sense that the numerous trail proposed are interesting and promise relaxation, unspoiled nature and inner peace. In the summer full one day deserves it. He had to cut out a little more time. It will be for the next time..... Hopefully.
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