The Strathcona Park Hikes
Extra Images and Details
On these six pages, you'll find an in-depth spread of pictures covering our two days' worth of adventuring in Strathcona Provincial Park. If you liked what you saw in the main narrative, then spend a few minutes looking at all of the extra images contained here. Extra images that were not in the main narrative are indicated by a color around the image.
Stratchcona Provincial park covers a good chunk of central Vancouver Island. There are two main access points: one near Comox, and the other via a highway that bisects the north part of the park (highway 28). It is this northern area that we visited.
We stayed at the Buttle Lake Campground, which is located along Highway 28 where it crosses north of Buttle Lake / South of Campbell Lake.
The picture above shows the excellent path leading practically from our campspot to a scenic view looking south to Buttle Lake. Jenn and Pu had a brief dip in the lake.
Our trailhead for our attempt on Puzzle Mountain was the Elk River trail, which you can see pictured below. This trail is one of the primary ones in the park (and one of the few, as well). The trail is very well marked and maintained, especially so in the first few kilometres, less so towards the end at Landslide Lake.