Happy Birthday Strathcona Park
BC's Very First Park turned 100 on March 1 2011
Vancouver Island's Canada

milla lake as seen from comox glacier

Strathcona Park's Magnificent Milla Lake

The Milla Lake view is the reward you receive for your hard work in hiking to the summit of Comox Glacier in the southeast corner of the Strathcona park.

Strathcona Park is the oldest and biggest park on Vancouver Island. and in my view, it has the best hiking on the island. strathcona park main map

Strathcona Park
Quick Facts &
Quick Trail Updates

Alpine country patchy snow

The Valleys snow conditions Clear of snow(patchy if found)

Spring and Summer will most likely be several weeks late to the high country &
Summer might not come at all to some spots within the park this year
all the snow this winter 2010/11 should help the island's glaciers or at best a minor reprieve

Strathcona Park is the oldest park in British Columbia and biggest park on Vancouver Island and was BC's first Provincial park founded back in 1911 on March 11 of that year.
The park is 245,807 hectares in area and has the highest mountain on the island, Golden Hinde (2205m) along with several others lofty peaks also, within the park's boundaries we have Della Falls(440m) the highest falls in Canada.

only one road (Westmin Rd.)into the heart of the park and that's it to that eyesore of a mine, Myra Mine(the old Westmin mine). a few logging roads get get into the park when parts were illegally removed

Thanks again to Bill Schjelderup
for the use of his
 Strathcona Park
backpacking pictures.

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