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Strathcona Provincial Park

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Address: Strathcona Parkway, Comox-Strathcona C | Vancouver Island, BC, British Columbia, Canada

Oldest provincial park in British Columbia contains more than 210,000...

Oldest provincial park in British Columbia contains more than 210,000 hectares of scenic wilderness with many hiking trails ranging from short walks to several-days-long expeditions into the parks interior.

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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... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Yeppoon, Australia
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Yeppoon, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

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 than some other more well known falls in the area.

Thank SunnyNB2016
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

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 it almost as if to say you can hear nature and still things breathe. We were getting ready for... More 

Thank Tammy P
Comox Valley, Canada
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130 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 on the water. Our site was too far from the water to launch out kayaks so we drove up the road a... More 

Thank cdnIriegirl
St. John's
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

So you NEED to go visit this park. It's GORGEOUS. If you are camping with a group of friends or kids, go to Buttle Lake Campground. If you are camping solo or as a couple and wanting to enjoy the quietest campground imaginable, go stay at Ralph River Campground. Either way you'll get to see these amazing mountain lakes and... More 

1 Thank jturner
Chorley, United Kingdom
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414 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

After visiting Mount Washington, we dropped down to the Park and took the shortish boardwalk trail, about 3-4 km in total. What a stunning , peaceful and absolutely beautiful place. Sadly we didn't have time to come back on another day but we certainly plan to come back

Thank Malcolm A
Toronto, Canada
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387 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What an amazing view, the mountains are stunning, lots of water falls, trails, it's free to visit the trails, a must to go and visit, check out Myra falls, it is gorgeous.

Thank 282Juliette282
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Think you can't live without your phone, wifi, shower or flush toilet? You can. Be brave, do it, and live to brag about your amazing experiences. For your efforts you will soon be rewarded with a newfound piece of mind. Add to that clean air to fill your lungs, cool mountain lake dips to refresh your pores & psyche. Still... More 

1 Thank zenasmillet
Victoria, Canada
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318 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had so much fun day hiking here last year, we came back again this year, only for backpacking. We came in mid-June out of the Paradise Meadows trail head. Trails are really well maintained and well marked closer to the trail head, but get more rugged as you get further in. Which in my opinion just makes it that... More 

Thank Allyalexmch
Powell River, Canada
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821 reviews
624 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

One of our fav BC Parks for both kayaking and backpacking. Their are marine sites, only accessible by boat on Buttle and Campbell Lakes with picnic tables, fire pits and outhouses. Cost is $10/pp/night and well worth it. Sites are tidy. Backpacking opportunities range from day hikes to multi day to access spectacular scenery including Della Falls, Canada's highest water... More 

1 Thank Teresa H
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Perfect for people who would like to get away from internet and cell phones, and would like to marvel in nature's beauty! Enjoyed 5 days and 4 nights in Buttle Lake campground. This is our second camping in Strathcona, the first one was in Ralph River campground. We hiked, fished and enjoyed Myra and Lupin falls. We also went to... More 

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