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Strathcona Centennial Expedition Journals

Two expeditions, two journals, one great mountain park

Strathcona Centennial Journals

In 1910 23 adventurers, led by the Hon. Price Ellison, set out to explore the mountainous heart of Vancouver Island. Their mission was to determine whether or not the area was suitable for a park. The grand journey they had and sights they saw led to the formation of Strathcona, Brisith Columbia's first Provincial Park.

One hundred years later, in 2010, a group of local Vancouver Island outdoor enthusiasts re-traced the steps of the original expedition reaffirming the beauty of Strathcona and recording their adventure in words and film.

Now the stories of these expeditions are available in two beautifully prepared books and a high-quality documentary film.

For more information about the Strathcona Centennial Expedition and Legacy Fund visit the SCE 2010 web site.


Strathcona 1910 Discovery Expedition

ISBN 978-0-9680766-0-6
- Harry McClure-Johnson

This is the beautifully written firsthand account of the historic expedition from Campbell River to Port Alberni that led to the formation of Strathcona, British Columbia's first Provincial Park. Illustrated by 70 original photographs taken by expedition photographer Frank Ward. A must read for all Vancouver Island mountain history buffs.

8.5x10.5" - 175 pages - paperback -black and white photographs & maps - first edition 2012

$49.95 plus 5% GST

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Strathcona 2010 Centennial Expedition

ISBN 978-0-9680766-1-3
- Philip Stone - foreword by Ryan Stuart

100 years to the day from the first ascent, the Strathcona Centennial Expedition stood on the top of Crown Mountain. This is the story of the re-enactment of Price Ellison's historic journey through the heart of Vancouver Island celebrating the 100th anniversary of BC Parks.

8.5x10.5" - 110 pages - paperback - full colour photographs & maps - first edition 2012

$49.95plus 5% GST

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Strathcona Journals & DVD Gift Pack

Choose this bundle of Strathcona history and save! Both Strathcona Expedition Journals plus the documentary DVD in a perfect discounted package. Will make a perfect gift for someone who loves Strathcona Park and BC, Vancouver Island history.

$99.95 plus 5% GST

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Introduction journal of the 2010 Strathcona Centennial Expedition

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free sample chapter

in Acrobat PDF format.

Introduction journal of the 1910 Strathcona Discovery Expedition


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