Category Archives: Parks

The Rainbow Ridge trail system

You are probably going to hear a lot about the Rainbow Ridge trail system over the course of the next month.  

“We’re going to be doing a big publicity campaign to let the community know how we’d like to reroute the trail system,” explained Project coordinator Sandra Wood.

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SRD Soon To Reopen Remaining Regional Parks & Facilities

In response to the COVID pandemic, on April 8, the Government of British Columbia closed all provincial parks – but most regional parks within the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) remained open. Now, as the provincial government is opening parks up throughout British Columbia, the SRD is working on its own plan to reopen remaining regional parks & facilities for public use. 

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Provincial Parks Open For Day Use

The initial parks component of the BC Government’s restart plan begins on May 14, 2020. It applies to “front- and back-country trails, beaches, picnic areas, washroom facilities and boat launches” throughout the Discovery Island Area. Provincial parks open for day use.

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Strathcona Park Lodge Optimistic About Future

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wilderness tourism operator, Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre has seen a steep dip in business as the province battles with COVID-19

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FOCI: Maintaining Cortes Island Parks For 20 Years

On February 10, 2020, the Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) posted a notice, on the Tideline, about the installation of new rails along the trail at Mansons Spit. They also invited local residents to a broom bash on the Spit, Saturday, March 28th, 10am- 1pm. According to Executive Director Helen Hall, FOCI started maintaining Cortes Island parks twenty years ago.

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