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The following information is intended to give a brief description of back country adventures possible in Strathcona Provincial Park. For more detailed information on these, and other, trails please visit the BC Parks Strathcona Provincial Park page.

Forbidden Plateau/Paradise Meadows

Paradise Meadows' easy trails are a great place for family hiking, especially in the summer when the alpine wildflowers provide a dazzling array of reds, blues, and yellows. Sensitive areas on many of the trails are covered with boardwalks to reduce the impact of growing numbers of visitors. These trails also provide access to the numerous lakes of the Forbidden Plateau area.

Karst Creek

This is a very interesting and unusual 45 minute trail through a landscape of limestone sinkholes, waterfalls, and streams.

Helen McKenzie/Kwai Lake/Croteau Lake Loop Trail

This six hour trail provides a longer trek to beautiful sub-alpine lakes and gorgeous mountain views. Camping is available at Kwai Lake.

Della Falls

The multi-day journey to the falls is one of the most popular in Strathcona. The trail starts at Great Central Lake and leads to the amazing 460 m (1443 ft) high Della Falls. This spectacular falls is Canada's highest, and is one of the 10 highest in the world. The best time to hike it is May and June when snow melt on the mountain peaks and the resulting spring runoff makes the falls their most impressive.

To get to the trail it is necessary to combine paddling with hiking. To reach the trail head it is necessary to paddle 36.8 km (23 mi) up Great Central Lake (just outside the park boundaries), and then hike 16 km (10 mi) in to the falls. Count on a week to do this in a leisurely fashion. There are several campsites along the way.

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