Strathcona Provincial Park

STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK, 2,537.73 sq km, established in 1911, was BC's first provincial park. Located west of CAMPBELL RIVER in the centre of VANCOUVER ISLAND, it is named for Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, one-time governor of the HBC, president of the Bank of Montreal and backer of the CPR. The mountainous park features the Comox Glacier (the third-largest icefield on Vancouver I), alpine meadows, several beautiful lakes, the FORBIDDEN PLATEAU and Mt WASHINGTON ski areas, and DELLA FALLS,...

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