About Quadra Island Trails

 

About Quadra Island Trails

 The above photo by Steve and Carrie Ford shows a wolf on an old logging road in January 2019 in the vicinity of Village Bay Lakes. This wolf has the coyote-like colouring typical of west coast wolves. What a great photo!

This website was begun in 2014 by Greg Ross, a volunteer with the Quadra Island Trails Committee since 2001. Since 2016 Greg has been assisted with running this website by Mark Lasby, who also finances the site. 

The site describes the hiking and walking trails and points of interest on Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. Quadra Island is about a mile away across Discovery Passage from the small city of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Quadra Island is 25 miles long and averages three miles wide, has many lakes, and the island’s environment provides sea- kayaking, whale watching, mountain-biking, road cycling, climbing, lake canoeing, freshwater trout and saltwater fishing, hunting, golf, and wildlife-watching, among the outdoor adventures here.

The Quadra Island Trails Committee organizes and directs volunteers to maintain these trails, and is in turn governed by the BC provincial government which regulates such things as trails’ foot-bridge design and trails establishment and preservation.

The information and photos on this website are kept up to date, with regular revisits to re-walk trails and update this website.

For a complete introduction to this website and the trails please go to this Quadra Island Trails home page.

The site administrator can be contacted at: alpinewriting@gmail.com, or by leaving a comment in the comments space on this site’s home page.

To further tune-in to Quadra Island’s outdoors you can join the Facebook groups Quadra Island Outdoors and Quadra Island Trails Network.

The south end of Stramberg Lake, one of Quadra Island’s beautiful lakes, many of which are seldom visited by people.

 

Wolf scat; common on Quadra’s trails, especially during winter, and it takes a year or so to break down as it is always full of animal hair and bone fragments.

 

The Volunteers

Here we are gathering in the parking lot to tackle some work on the Morte Lake Trail in 2010.

Below: Felling trees to make a new bridge on the Morte Lake Trail. The late Judy Leicseter and her husband Richard in the foreground, for ten years they were the keen leaders of the volunteers.

Placing logs into position for one of the bridges on the Morte Lake Trail, below.

Old bridges need replacing to keep them safe. These logs are heavy and take many hands to maneuver into place.

The cougar below was photographed in about 2012 on Quadra Island in a semi-residential area, near a main residential area, by several photographers. This photo, courtesy of Carla Duffey, photographer: Lime Soda Photography, Quadra Island.