Schoen Lake Provincial Park

With its superb scenery and countless opportunities for wilderness hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, swimming and camping, Schoen Lake is one of the most beautiful parks on Vancouver Island.

Located northwest of Campbell River in the Nimpkish Valley, Schoen Lake is a little more primitive than some parks, but the chance to view nature in all its glory more than makes up for the lack of modern amenities.

You’ll find peace and quiet at your campsite in this wilderness park – one of the few that offers vehicle-accessible camping on northern Vancouver Island. Within the park’s protective boundaries are old-growth forests, waterways, meadows, small lakes and essential deer, Roosevelt elk and fish habitat.

This is a remote, backcountry trail. Always make sure you are well prepared for your trip. Visitors to the park should bring their own supplies, be self-sufficient and pack out what you pack in. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials.