Top Adventures in Refuge Cove

  • Kayak Camping in Desolation Sound Marine Park

    Leave from Okeover Arm just north of Powell River to get into the passage to the park. If you are coming from Vancouver, expect a 6 hour drive with multiple ferry rides.The paddle to the campground is fairly easy for an intermediate kayaker. Dista...

  • Camp at Seaview Game Farm and Paddle the Strait of Georgia

    Seaview Game Farm, located on Vancouver Island between Courtenay and Campbell River is a prime jumping off point to paddle the Strait of Georgia and check out some of the best beaches the coast has to offer.  Located right on the beachfront, Seavi...

  • Hike to Elk Falls, B.C.

    Once you park, you'll walk along the tracks roughly northeast-ish and then cross over the tacks. The trail marker is shown at the parking lot to the falls, where you can enjoy some wooden carvings. When you head out on the trail, continue straight...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Walt Hill Hut

    The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometre back country experience that encompasses 12 free cabins, 3 of which are winterized. The cabins are run by volunteers from the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PRPAWS).Drive south on Highway 101...

    9.9 miles 3280 ft gain

  • Canoe the Sayward Lakes Loop

    Sayward Lakes Canoe Route This is an easy canoe route through a series of lakes west of Campbell River on Vancouver Island BC. It is ideal for beginner or intermediate level trippers, providing a good multi-day trip through a mix of remote lakes a...

  • Paddle the Courtenay River Estuary

    Mixing of sea and river waters at the Courtenay River Estuary means its an abundant place for wildlife. Coupled with incredible views of the Comox Glacier to the west, it's no wonder this is a popular spot to paddle in the small island town of Cou...

  • Run at Goose Spit Regional Park

    For a mid week adventure that is closer to home, nothing beats a climb up the stairs at Goose Spit Regional Park. The Goose Spit stairs are a fantastic addition to the Comox Valley's urban playgrounds, beaches, trails and green spaces. There are 1...

  • Backcountry Hike and Hut Camp the Northern Portion of the Sunshine Coast Trail

    This adventure is a 50km backcountry hiking and camping trip and should not be attempted without prior backcountry experience.  It is recommended you attempt this trail in a group.  Below is a detailed description of how to get to the trail and yo...

    31.1 miles 3937 ft gain

  • Hike Across the Spine of Vancouver Island

    Let's go on an adventure, shall we?Vancouver Island is 460km/285mi in length and 100km/62mi in width at its widest point, with a coastline covering 3,400km/2,138mi. On the northern end of the Vancouver Island, rugged beaches give way to thick coa...

    21.7 miles 7217.8 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Albert Edward

    Mount Albert Edward is hard to miss. If you have ever driven up to Mount Washington you will remember the unique profile of this mountain to the west of Raven Lodge. Its long, drawn out scree ridge ends dramatically in a ski jump style peak before...

    19.9 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Backpack to Moat Lake

    Starting at the Paradise Meadows Trailhead (3,600'), the trail to Moat Lake takes you through subalpine forest and lush meadows along Strathcona Provincial Park's Forbidden Plateau. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow as it winds past Lake...

    15 miles 1150 ft gain

  • Hike the Centennial Loop Trail in Strathcona Provincial Park

    Strathcona is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia and on their centennial year to celebrate, they built a 2km "every-body" accessible loop trail. It is wheelchair and stroller friendly, with boardwalks and large gravelled trails. If you...

    1.2 miles