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- Out of all of the provincial parks I have been to this one ranks in the top 3 and quite possibly holds the #1 spot. The shorelines of the east, west and northern tip are all different and make for a unique experience. The trails are well-trodden natural (not what I would call mobile-assist friendly). There are benches strategically placed for walkers that may need a break during travel.Written October 16, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Take a fishing trip out to the islands. You'll catch fish, see eagles and they will take any of your fish you care to throw back! Whales Orcars, Sea Lions, Sea Otters and Dolphins. You add to that an unspoiled and picturesque landscape and yoWritten September 8, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We climbed in the morning when it was cooler; the walk took us about 2 hours return and was very enjoyable. It was very quiet, we met one couple on our ascent. The view from the top are well worth the effort of the climb, which can be quite steep in part.Written July 30, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Morte Lake is a really beautiful hike that is pretty easy - about 6 mi. altogether, mostly flat but there are a lot of rocks and roots so you have to pay attention; very serene and the environment very untouched.Unfortunately, the day we went there was smoke from some fires in WA and BC which may have kept some people away, but it did not change the beauty of the hike. We only saw two people the entire time we were there. We felt very accomplished when we finished and headed to Herriot Bay Inn and had a beer and burger in the pub there which was a great way to celebrate the hike!Written September 11, 2017
- Access this park, dock and hiking trails by gravel roads actively traveled by logging trucks. The roads are narrow and wind so visibility is sometimes very limited. Drive slowly and use caution. We drove to the Surge Narrows Trail which is fairly challenging as it is narrow and overgrown, sometimes difficult to find and it requires some climbing over and around obstacles and up and down hills. Someone hung a pair of crutches over the sign at the trails entrance. Quite funny! The trail provides some scenic views out over Surge Narrows but most of it is bush wacking. The road down to the boat ramp is very steep - you need 4WD to use it.Written June 16, 2016
- The Islands are reached by boat and there are several places to drop a hook. We chose Waiatt Bay. There were about 20 boats and we all had plenty of room to swing. Our favorite dingy trip was to the abandoned cabin where hundreds of boaters have left "artwork". Most creations are carved or written on driftwood and then are carefully hung throughout the windowless and doorless cabin. There is also a notebook to sign with comments. It's a special place and we're happy the owners of this island allow the art creations to continue.
We also did a hike in the marine park. The trail is well marked and goes all the way to a lake. Since the tide was rising and the bugs were biting, we only went to a small lake and then hiked back to our dinghy. We saw one skipper swimming out to his dinghy, but we were able to wade to ours since we'd selected a shallower landing spot. The Octopus Islands are definitely worth a visit!Written August 5, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Quadra Island
- These experiences are best for nature & parks in Quadra Island:
- 4 hour Zodiac Whale and Wildlife Tour
- Full Day Grizzly Bear Tour to Toba Inlet
- Full Day Whale Watching Campbell River
- 4 hr Into The Wild Whales & Wildlife Adventure
- 6 hour Zodiac Whale Watching Tour