All meals at Strathcona Park Lodge are nutritious, healthy, balanced and delicious. There are always options for allergy or dietary needs. Talented chefs create buffet-style and a la carte meals.
Strathcona Park Lodge works closely with local fishers and farmers to source as much food as possible from as close to the lodge as practical. Some farmers even consult with Strathcona Park Lodge in the spring to plan their crops to best meet the needs of Strathcona.
It’s a unique, symbiotic relationship that ensures Strathcona eats the best veggies, fruit, fish and meat we can find. With these ingredients the kitchen team craft simple, delicious and approachable meals made with a genuine desire to enrich.
We have two restaurants at Strathcona. The Whale Room offers family-style meals at set times served at a buffet table, and is open April-November. “Myrna’s” has menu service and is open in the summer. Both are open to Strathcona guests and drive-by diners. The food theme is similar in both: fresh, healthy, energy rich and local.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Served at a buffet table, there is always a couple salads, fresh and cooked vegetables, a main course and sides. Plus, a delicious dessert after dinner. Wine, beer and juice is available. Meals change nightly and sometimes even during the meal.
The Whale Room is large and spacious with an awesome deck looking out over Upper Campbell Lake. It’s named for the bleached grey whale bones hanging on the wall.
Breakfast – 7:30 – 9:30
Continental Breakfast – 9:30 – 10:30
Lunch – 12:00 – 1:00
Early Bird Dinner – 6:00 – 7:00
Sunset Dinner – 7:00 – 8:00
Tea and coffee are available all day long.
Myrna Boulding’s interest in food, health and nutrition dates back to her days as a home economics teacher in Campbell River. As the lodge founder she brought this focus on food and health to the menu of the Whale Room and to her namesake, Myrna’s, offer community and more private dining experiences respectively. Myrna’s is a quieter and more intimate restaurant than the Whale Room with an equally excellent tableside view.
Catering Group events (birthdays, family reunions, weddings)
Sitting between the Swimming Bay and the Beach in a grove of fir trees, the picnic area makes an ideal gathering area or a casual spot for a summer meal. Benches and tables focus on a large fire pit where we often slow-cook salmon in the First Nation style or groups roast marshmallows into the night.
The area easily accommodates 100 people for meals and more than 200 for drinks and appetizers. Mature trees provide shade. There’s a large log table for serving meals and drinks from. Wedding parties often use this area as an after ceremony reception.
Named after the “High Brace” paddle stroke our High Bracer lounge area is a place for guests to log onto the internet, play board games, read a book or enjoy a beer while watching the sunset over the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park. Beverages are served from 4:00pm to 11:00pm throughout the months of July and August.
At Thanksgiving and Easter Strathcona Park Lodge and its staff put their talents to the test creating epic holiday meals. These fancy, family affairs are open to the public. Watch our twitter.com/Strathconalodge and Specials Page to find out more about these events. Or call, 250-286-3122, or contact us to reserve a table for our next holiday feast.
In both restaurants the lodge creates meals that share the same principles as Strathcona Park Lodge’s core philosophy. The meals are nutritious, healthy, delicious and often include something new or different. The kitchen works closely with local fishermen and farmers to source as much food as possible from as close to the lodge as practical. Some farmers even consult with the lodge in the spring to plan their crops to best meet the needs of Strathcona Park Lodge.
It’s a unique, symbiotic relationship that ensures Strathcona eats the best veggies, fruit, fish and meat available. With these ingredients the kitchen team craft simple, delicious and approachable meals made with a genuine desire to enrich.
For myself as a celiac, I was really appreciative of the care that was put into preparing my food so that I did not become sick from cross-contamination. Your cooking team were accommodating every time that I would ask that my food be put on my plate in the kitchen as there was cross-contamination with the visitors using the spoons on their gluten-filled pitas. I have been spreading the word to the celiac groups that I am a part of in Vancouver to visit your centre as the food was exceptional and the staff were friendly. I have also shared your info with my family and friends so that we can try to work on a time to take a vacation back to the lodge.
Allergies and dietary needs
With years of experience in fine dining and school programs Strathcona Park Lodge is attune to specific diets and allergies. There are always options for gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and vegetarian. The kitchen is nut free. If you have any dietary concerns please call (250) 286-3122 or email email@example.com to let the lodge know.