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Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Electoral Area C) Parks

Boasting several magnificent islands and intricate waterways.

Area C Recreation Opportunities

There is a wide variety of outdoor adventuring to be had in and around the Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets. This area boasts several magnificent islands and the intricate waterways that weave between them. Visitors will find everything from fishing and kayak lodges to a floating post office. Area ‘C is becoming a well known destination point due to its abundance of mountain biking and rock climbing sites. The SRD helps to manage and maintain several parks and wharves on Quadra and Read Islands, including:

Blenkin Memorial Park

Location: Quadra Island
Category: Community Recreation
Amenities: Baseball diamonds, playgrounds, skateboard park, tennis courts, equestrian ring and trails.
Links: Map

Granite Bay Park

Location: Quadra Island
Category: Community Recreation
Amenities:
History: Baseball diamonds, playgrounds, skateboard park, tennis courts, equestrian ring and trails.
Links: Map

Hoskyn Channel Landing

Location: Discovery Islands – Mainland Inlets (Area C)
Hoskyn Channel, Quadra Island, 0.8 acres
Category: Community Park
Amenities: Waterfront, scenic views, wooden approach, aluminum gangway and floating dock.
History: This small, remote waterfront park offers a floating dock. Residents of outlying islands access Quadra Island from this dock.

John Kim Nature Sanctuary

Location:

Read Island – Property located to the left of Tipton Road (a.k.a. Surge Narrows Road)

Category:

Nature Park

Amenities:

Lush forest, plants and wildlife habitat

History: In 2010, the Strathcona Regional District gratefully accepted a land donation which resulted in a new park being created on Read Island. The new park, ‘John Kim Nature Sanctuary’, is a 1.86 ha (4.6 acre) forested property located just inland from Surge Narrows on Read Island. Gifted by Eileen Sowerby and land partners, the property will be preserved as a natural park area in memory of Eileen’s beloved son John McKim Millar. By protecting this ecological gift, time should allow for mature forest characteristics to naturally develop in this second growth forest, while providing wildlife with a protective forest canopy as well as other benefits. With The Nature Trust of BC holding a covenant, the Strathcona Regional District will be assisted by the Surge Narrows Community Association to steward the park’s growth in the spirit in which this gift was intended.

Quadra School Garden

Location: Quadra Island
Category: Garden
Links: Map