Strathcona Centennial Expedition

Throughout 2011, BC will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of its world renowned parks system. Historically it is the ascent of Crown Mountain on July 29th 1910, by the Strathcona Discovery Expedition, that can be pin-pointed as birth of BC Parks. To celebrate this landmark anniversary the Strathcona Park Public Advisory Committee and BC Parks sucessfully re-enacted the expedition following Price Ellison's footsteps from Campbell River through Strathcona Park to Port Alberni, including an ascent of Crown Mountain en route, in July and August 2010.

A selection of photos are available to view online here>

Read the Expedition Report here>

DVD of the Strathcona Centennial Expedition documentary is now available click here for more details>

Latest News

Expedition made direct link with the past

Campbell River Mirror, August 26, 2010
A group of hikers retracing the footsteps of a hundred-year old expedition found themselves transported back in time when they came across remnants of an old camp set up by one of the first crews to navigate Strathcona Park. Read more>

For more stories and media coverage click here.

Price Ellison's Crown Mountain expedition party in 1910

Strathcona Centennial Legacy Fund

It is customary on anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions to offer gifts. A celebrant as loved as Strathcona deserves rich rewards. Strathcona Park has given so much in its diversity, resources and the experiences it provides. The one-hundredth anniversary of the park is the perfect time to acknowledge its invaluable contribution to British Columbia by caring and investing in Strathcona. The Strathcona Centennial Legacy Fund aims to build secure financial sources for enhancing stewardship, capital infrastructure projects, land acquisitions and rehabilitation. Read More>

Bridge over Thelwood Creek, Strathcona Park
Elk Portal, Strathcona Park

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