Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Center


Overlooking the shores of Upper Campbell Lake and a procession of snow-capped peaks, our accommodations consist of an eclectic collection of log and timber-framed chalets and waterfront cottages, with no television, cell phone or internet access from the rooms to disturb the natural tranquility.

Three sumptuous meals featuring West Coast Cuisine are served each day, as well as snacks and beverages. Dine in the casual Whale Room or the Canoe Club Café. Our chefs also cater to gluten-free, dairy-free, heart-smart and vegan diets. Please call us or see our website for details, rates on accommodation, dining options, adventure packages and reservation and cancellation policies.


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41040 Gold River Highway
Campbell River, British Columbia
V9W 5C5


Fun for kids
Friendliness of Hosts

Number of Tent sites: 0, RV sites: 0, Cabins: 10. Our website: Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Center

Additional Information

Contact Information

tel: 250 286 3122
fax: 250 286 6010


From Victoria, follow Highway #1 (the Trans-Canada) north to Nanaimo. From Nanaimo, follow Highway #19 north to Campbell River. Note: North of Courtenay you will see a sign “Strathcona Parkway” this takes you to Mt. Washington and our Alpine Chalets DO NOT take this road unless you are booked into our Alpine Chalets.

Both the scenic route (19A) or the Bypass (19) will bring you to Campbell River and the junction of Hwy 28 (Gold River / Tahsis). Strathcona Park and Strathcona Park Lodge are located on Highway 28, 40 km (about 45 minutes drive) west of Campbell River. Be sure to fill your gas tank in Campbell River, as there are no other gas stations on the way to the Lodge.

Driving times to the Lodge is approximately: 5.5 hours from Vancouver (including the ferry ride), 4.5 hours from Victoria, 2.5 hours from Nanaimo and 45 minutes from Campbell River.


Operation Hours and Dates

We are open year-round for accommodation. Our dining room is open between mid april and the end of October.



Other Information


 WYLD EXPEDITIONS are Strathcona Park Lodge’s wilderness based adventures for teens. Outdoor trips offered include canoeing, hiking, ocean kayaking, mountaineering, wilderness skills, backcountry travel and more. The emphasis is on leadership development, outdoor skills and FUN.

 Your choice. Your time. Available for any dates with 2 or more people.

Sea Kayaking Johnstone Strait $1895 7 days / 6 nights Johnstone Strait is famous for its resident population of Orca whales and abundant marine life. Kayakers keep a respectful distance; however the whales often approach the kayaks!

Sea Kayaking Nootka Sound $1935 8 days / 7 nights  Steeped in history and legend, Nootka Sound supports an incredibly lush ecosystem, a true rainforest,  winding fjords, isolated sandy beaches and open ocean. This area of exceptional beauty offers protected paddling and short open-water crossings – a paddler’s paradise.

Hiking Strathcona’s Alpine $1365 6 days / 5 nights  Explore the oldest Provincial Park in British Columbia; pristine alpine lakes, giant old-growth trees, flower-filled alpine meadows, and snow-capped peaks. Follow the Bedwell Trail up to remote Cream Lake for breathtaking views of Nine Peaks and Della Falls, the tallest waterfall in Canada.

Hiking Nootka Island $2040 8 days / 7 nights  Journey in the footsteps of 18th century Nootka Chief Maquinna. Fly to the north end of Nootka Island and hike the rugged, isolated and pristine coastline to Yuquot (Friendly Cove). Return to SPL via the MV Uchuck III. This trip must start on a Sunday or Thursday. Includes: Accommodation, meals, group equipment, incidental transportation. First and last night at Strathcona Park Lodge. Nights in between minimal impact camping.

 ADVENTURE UNLIMITED (children aged 6-13)

You choose your level of adventure that combines your interests and abilities with your desire for challenge and play. Try everything or focus on one or two skills/activities. Plan in advance or decide day-to-day with your own private guide. Choose any dates, and any of these adventures:

4 days 7 days Single $1095 $1950  Double $840 $1595  Child (6-13) $515 $960   Includes the comforts of Lodge-based accommodation, meals and equipment.

 FAMILY ADVENTURE (children aged 6-13) Adult $1140 Child $840  July 11-17, Aug 15-21

Share in the excitement of each day’s discoveries and accomplishments with your children. Climb a rock bluff, swing on a zip line, cooperatively solve problems on a ropes course, learn survival techniques, wilderness etiquette, kayaking and how to love camping on an overnight canoe trip. Includes the comforts of Lodge-based accommodation, meals and equipment.

 INTERGENERATIONAL FAMILY ADVENTURE (children aged 9-15) Adult $970 Child $670   July 11-17, August 15-21

In our popular program for Grandparents and Grandchildren, spend a week discovering the great outdoors and bonding with your grandchildren. Includes: Accommodation, meals, group equipment, incidental transportation.

 WILDERNESS ADVENTURE Adult $760   July 4-8, Aug 22-26

Explore the beauty of Strathcona Park with an active program for seniors including canoeing, nature walks, local history, and a wild salmon BBQ.  Includes the comforts of Lodge-based accommodation, meals and equipment.


Updated on: 04-Feb-2010

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