If you’re very fit

A hiking we will go

The choice is yours: A long hike on Saturday or a leisurely jaunt through the meadows of Strathcona Park on Sunday

  • Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Summer is in full swing at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre.

The Centre is located at the Paradise Meadows trailhead in Strathcona Park, adjacent to Mt. Washington Resort’s Raven Lodge. The Centre is operated by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute, a non-profit society, which organizes the programs and volunteers to staff the centre every day.

The institute also operates the Information Hut at Parks Headquarters at Buttle Lake.

This Saturday is a Level 3 hike to Lake Beautiful with Marie Maccagno. Meet at 9 a.m at the Wilderness Centre for this eight-hour, 21-kilometre hike. Pre-register by e-mailing coordinator@strathconapark.org

For those who prefer a nature walk, on Sunday join Registered Professional Forester Margaret Symon at 1 p.m. to explore lichens and other plants on her “Post-Gutbuster: Lichen Meadows Tour.” All ages are welcome on this entertaining outing.

For all activities dress for the weather, wear proper footwear, bring lunch or snacks, water, bug spray and sun protection. No pets please on these nature walks and hikes unless otherwise noted.

Institute programs are free, although a donation of $5-$10 is appreciated to help support ongoing activities. All programs start at the Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows.

For the full schedule of events, visit www.strathconapark.org