Kwai Lake Loop Trail is located in Strathcona Provincial Park in Central Vancouver
Island. At Lake Helen Mackenzie, turn west to follow a rough but easy grade trail
that ascends to subalpine meadows near the Park Rangers' cabin, and your first
good views of Mount Albert Edward and Mount Regan.
Turn left at Hairtrigger Lake and pass Kwai Lake on your left, a very beautiful
and rewarding destination. To return, follow the signs to Croteau Lake, and from
there to Battleship Lake.
This 15 km loop requires a full day, but is
not difficult. Camping is permitted at Kwai Lake, and the site does have pit toilets.
Be prepared for a small camping fee.
From Courtenay take the public road to
Mount Washington's nordic ski parking lot, and the start of trail - approximately
Hiking trails in Strathcona Provincial
Falls Nature Walk
Albert Edward Trail
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Trail information for Vancouver Island is provided in three superb Hiking
Trails guides by the Vancouver
Island Trails Information Society.