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 UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, established in 2000, includes three watersheds in the western area of the park.GeographyThe 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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  • 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 alon...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
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  • Paradise meadows is beautiful. Great for a short or a long hike just pack food, water and a camera and bring a friend
  • Beautiful and peaceful park! I've been there on September and I think I only saw 2 cars!
  • Spent many days hiking & camping in this park. Top notch destination for anyone who enjoy nature. Many times there was no one else, only me!
  • Albert Edward Lake beautiful nuff said
  • Awesome scenery, great hiking, and wildlife including bears and gray jays.