Looking towards Mt. Elma on the way to Kwai Lake.

Explore Strathcona Park’s Forbidden Plateau subalpine area

Bring lunch, water, sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions in the mountains

The Strathcona Wilderness Institute is offering outdoor exploration options for people of all levels of experience in our summer program.

For the intermediate hiker, Sharon Hill will lead a 16 km hike to scenic Kwai Lake at 9 a.m.on Saturday. Expect to take around 7-8 hours, and come prepared.

Bring lunch, water, sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions in the mountains.

The Kwai Lake route is an excellent introduction to the backcountry subalpine areas of Forbidden Plateau, so don’t miss out.

For those looking for a more leisurely afternoon, expert botanist Helen Robinson will lead a nature walk around the Paradise Meadows boardwalks identifying later blooming subalpine flowers.

Meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 to join this walk and learn about these beautiful wildflowers.

All walks meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre on Nordic Drive, near Raven Lodge.

Unfortunately, no dogs are permitted.

Suggested donation for attendance is $5-10,contact strathconawilderness@gmail.com to register or find more information on our website at strathconapark.org

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