Strathcona Park

The Strathcona Wilderness Institute will be hosting three TrailRider and Accessibility Days, one each month (July 24, Aug. 20 and Sept. 25). The TrailRider is a reclined wheelchair that is maneuvered by two volunteers (“Sherpas”) along the trails and boardwalks in the park. Photo contributed

TrailRiders and Accessibility Days opening Strathcona Park up to everyone

Accessibility Days offer those who can’t usually experience park’s meadows and trails that opportunity

  • Jul 19, 2022

 

Vancouver Island author and historian Catherine Marie Gilbert wrote A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park. Photos supplied

Campbell River author earns recognition for Strathcona Park book

Catherine Gilbert won the third prize Lieutenant Governor’s medal for historical writing

 

Marchantia polymorpha, a liverwort with frilly, umbrella-like reproductive structures that can be found on soil and limestone in the park. Photo courtesy Randal Mindell

Islanders urged to look down near their feet the next time they hike

Hidden world of mosses and liverworts exposed in updated edition of Strathcona Park guidebook

 

Campers make their way out of Strathcona Park with the help of Comox Valley Search and Rescue. Evan Paterson photo

Snowshoers need saving after suffocating amount of snow in Strathcona Park

Nanaimo blogger writes about perils of unexpectedly heavy storm during overnight backcountry trek

Campers make their way out of Strathcona Park with the help of Comox Valley Search and Rescue. Evan Paterson photo
Vancouver’s park board general manager issued a new order Friday restricting tents and other temporary structures from being set up in Strathcona Park after April 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver park board issues order to restrict tents in Strathcona Park

The order issued Friday restricted tents and other temporary structures from being set up after April 30

Vancouver’s park board general manager issued a new order Friday restricting tents and other temporary structures from being set up in Strathcona Park after April 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
At Strathcona Park, in Vancouver, an entire village of homeless campers still occupying 400 tents after over three months. Concerns have mounted about the spread of COVID-19 among hundreds of people living in tight quarters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who controls Vancouver’s Strathcona park? Police clash with tent city residents

Vancouver councillor says it’s clear the encampment is ‘under the leadership of criminal elements’

At Strathcona Park, in Vancouver, an entire village of homeless campers still occupying 400 tents after over three months. Concerns have mounted about the spread of COVID-19 among hundreds of people living in tight quarters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Laurence Philippsen is seen at the top of Kla-anch Peak in this undated photo. His remains were found earlier this month in the backcountry near Gold River, where he had embarked on a solo trip in early July. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Elms

Body of missing hiker recovered near Gold River

Laurence Philippsen had set out on a solo backpacking trip in early July

Laurence Philippsen is seen at the top of Kla-anch Peak in this undated photo. His remains were found earlier this month in the backcountry near Gold River, where he had embarked on a solo trip in early July. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Elms
Lisa Nielsen of Cumberland encountered this cougar at the south end of Buttle Lake after a backcountry camping trip to Bedwell Lake, Big Interior Mountain and Septimus Mountain in Strathcona Park with her boyfriend Caleb Overbye. Photo by Lisa Nielsen
Lisa Nielsen of Cumberland encountered this cougar at the south end of Buttle Lake after a backcountry camping trip to Bedwell Lake, Big Interior Mountain and Septimus Mountain in Strathcona Park with her boyfriend Caleb Overbye. Photo by Lisa Nielsen
Candice Woloshyn of Merville’s Dirty Girl Flowers poses for a photo in her booth at the Pier Street Farmer’s Market in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The market is occupying a different parking lot than its usual Pier Street location. Every Sunday until at least Sept. 20, the market will take place at the parking lot on Cedar Street across from the community centre. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Pier Street Farmer’s Market ‘exceeding expectations’ at new location

Campbell River market had to re-locate from usual location to allow for physical distancing

Candice Woloshyn of Merville’s Dirty Girl Flowers poses for a photo in her booth at the Pier Street Farmer’s Market in Campbell River, B.C. on July 19, 2020. The market is occupying a different parking lot than its usual Pier Street location. Every Sunday until at least Sept. 20, the market will take place at the parking lot on Cedar Street across from the community centre. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror