Strathcona Provincial Park, the oldest provincial park in British Columbia, is a rugged wilderness of over 250,000 hectares. It’s located in central Vancouver Island, and stretches almost from one coast to the other. It’s a paradise for campers,hikers and those with the time and ability to explore it’s vast area. It was created in 1911 and is still almost totally an untouched wilderness, encompassing mountains with eternal snow, many lakes, a waterfall many times higher than Niagara and forests that were already old when Captain James Cook first landed at Nootka Sound in 1778.
This view was taken from Mount Washington, one of the very few areas that are accessible by road, and which has been developed as a primary ski area for the island.
Camera used was a Fuji S100FS,400mm telephoto, May 17, 2009