I drove from Nanaimo to Gold River on the west coast of BC, spent a night and explored the area. In this blog I'm going to tell you a little bit about Gold River, the wharf area on the west coast plus the fabulous falls on Buttle Lake that is in Strathcona Park.
Let's get orientated by viewing a map (click to enlarge all images):
The journey starts at Gold River after travelling to Campbell River and following the very scenic Highway 28 to Gold River. I headed down the road to the west coast wharf west of Gold River. This is a very busy area so don't expect a beach. A few shots:
So whats the big thing going on here? Well, certainy lumber and logs. A pulp mill operated for awhile but shut down when prices fell. It can be seen in the background of the the following photos:
I explored a bit more around Gold River and want to explore Tahsis next time. Accessible by good gravel road.
Now I head back to visit Myra falls and Buttle Lake on the way home. Here's a image of this huge lake:
Last destination before returning home is Myra Falls at the very south end of the lake. There are a series of three falls; here are two omagesof the bottom (and best) fall (click to enlarge):
Don't hesitate to visit Strathcona Park or Gold River. Many treasures await. (Last Year's visit to Stathcona Park: http://www.johnagon.com/blog/2012/9/11/strathcona-park.html)