Croteau Lake, Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island is home to spectacular sites to stay. Strathcona Provincial Park, BC’s oldest provincial park, is the location for BC Parks’ newest group campsite at Croteau Lake. It’s an easy to moderate (1.5- to 2-hour) hike to the Forbidden Plateau, where there are 12 raised tent pads, two bear-proof caches, and a small dock for water access. Overlooking a beautiful pristine lake and surrounded by amazing views of Mount Albert Edward, Castlecrag Mountain, and Mounts Frink and Elma, the group campsite also has a day-use yurt facility for food preparation, eating, and socializing. It’s available by reservation only.