A Strathcona Park panorama awaits those willing to head into the wilderness park this fall. Strathcona Wilderness Institute is offering fall hikes this weekend.

Fall’s a great time to explore Strathcona

Programs offered by Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre will continue for several more weeks

Fall is a great time to explore the subalpine at Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Park.

The programs offered by Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre will continue for several more weeks. The Wilderness Centre is at the Paradise Meadows trailhead ,  adjacent to Mt Washington’s Raven Lodge, and is operated by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute (SWI), a non-profit Society.

On Saturday (Sept. 14),  join a guided hike to the Cruickshank Canyon lookout.  Meet at 8 a.m. at the Wilderness Centre for this 9 hr., 22  km outing with about 500 m cumulative elevation gain. This moderately strenuous hike will focus on Nature & Photography.

On Sunday Sept. 15 join a Berry Hike to identify blueberries, huckleberries, crowberries & more. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Wilderness Centre for this 3 hr Nature outing.

Strathcona Wilderness Institute also provides assistance for school group outings, such as nature guides or information – contact  coordinator@strathconapark.org for more details.

For all activities: dress for the weather, wear proper footwear, bring lunch or snacks, plenty of water, bug spray and sun protection. No pets please on SWI guided nature walks & hikes unless noted otherwise.  A minimum donation of $5 –10 is appreciated for the programs to help with the Institute’s ongoing activities. All SWI activities start at the Wilderness Centre.  The Centre will be staffed most days in September. For the most up-to-date information, visit   www.strathconapark.org/”www.strathconapark.org