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Cabins & Cottages, Hotels
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 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.
Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding Lessons and Rentals Starting at 4 yrs old to Adults! All Year Round Keelboat lessons Kids Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, Private Lessons, and much more! Open to the public!
Fishing, Cabins & Cottages
As a family run business in operation since 1983, we welcome you to enjoy the ultimate West Coast experience. As the first fishing charter operation in Port Renfrew, we can steer fishermen onto trophy size fish and navigate hikers and sightseers through beautiful and lush rain forest. We’re pleased to welcome back 70% of our customers as returnees each year. We have five cottages with wharfage.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Private and semi-private tours that are fully customized to suit your needs. Sit back, relax and explore the sun-drenched Okanagan wineries, where you can tour the vineyards, the cellar, learn about wine-making and sample the many award winning wines and taste what makes them world-class.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Indigenous Culture
The Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre and Museum features historical objects, contemporary art and a place to share Musqueam history and culture through song, stories, tours and activities. General admission $5. Guided group tours of the land and museum $300 (by appointment) – land tours include the Chinese Market Gardens and the special relationship between the Chinese and Musqueam.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions
Open May to October Ride on an operating Heritage Railway. We are open Saturdays and Sundays May through October, from 9.30am until the last train returns at 4.00pm. Come out and see what we have to offer and go for a ride on the train.
The Billy Barker offers comfortable rooms, great meals at affordable prices and a casino that opens at 10am seven days a week. Come visit our newly renovated lobby, lounge and restaurant.
We are a family run vineyard and boutique winery producing hand selected, single vineyard, low yield, free run artisan wine located in beautiful south Langley along the Campbell Valley Wine Route. We are excited to share with you our passion for agriculture, our bucolic setting, our love for family and our carefully crafted wines. Our wines make everyday a special occasion. Here’s to you!
Photo Tours on Sundays. The Photo Tours are $20 per person. For 2019 we will tour and photograph Cascade Falls starting mid-May – date TBA. Join us and bring your family. Children under 14 free. It’s easy walking for everyone. We have several locations at the falls. Bring your camera, phone or tablet . Other tours available upon request; Son Ranch Timber Company, Christina Lake and the Granby River Valley. Check the website for details.
Gold Medal Award Winning BC Wines in Penticton, British Columbia. Start your Naramata Bench tour with Perseus and enjoy some light fare and snacks, amazing wines, and enjoy an educational discussion about BC wine with our knowledgable and highly trained staff.