Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island
Categories: Nature & Parks
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.Make Strathcona Provincial Park a centerpiece of your Gold River vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Gold River travel itinerary planner.
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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... read 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... read more »
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... read more »
Awesome scenery, great hiking, and wildlife including bears and gray jays.
Nice campgrounds that don't charge for use and spectacular fishing...
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