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Cape Scott Park

Cape Scott Park

Looking for a coastal hike? Cape Scott Park offers the best coastal hiking on Vancouver Island, BC. Whether you are looking for a two-hour scenic trail, a rustic weekend adventure on the Cape Scott Trail, or one of the most challenging hikes in Canada on the North Coast Trail, Cape Scott has some of the best trails on Vancouver Island. Located near Port Hardy, BC, it is easily accessible by car, plane, shuttle bus or water taxi.

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Strathcona Park Frontcountry

Experience the mountains, lakes and rivers of Strathcona Provincial Park from one of our many campgrounds and trails located 1 hour southwest of Campbell River, BC.

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Buttle Lake and Ralph River offer a total of 160 accessible RV and tent campsites set in old growth forest and along sandy beaches. Sites include picnic tables, fire rings, toilets and drinking water. Driftwood Bay is a large and private group site with toilets, drinking water, covered shelter and access to the lake. Reserve early as this site fills up fast! There are also five boat-access campsites along Upper Campbell and Buttle Lakes with raised tent pads and picnic tables. Camping fees for these sites are paid in cash using the self-registration drop boxes in the park.

Strathcona Park Frontcountry
Strathcona Park Backcountry

Strathcona Park Backcountry

How about a mountain expedition? Strathcona Provincial Park is the gateway to extraordinary alpine adventure, with vast and rugged mountain wilderness not found anywhere else on Vancouver Island.

The Forbidden Plateau area offers endless exploring, from wheelchair accessible alpine trails in Paradise Meadows to the beginner-friendly summit of Mount Albert Edward. The Bedwell Trail is an exceptional weekend excursion through old growth forest and turquoise lakes. If the snow is too deep, try the Elk River Trail which leads to Landslide Lake at the foot of breathtaking Mount Colonel Foster. Or, just head out into the wild…

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