From the guide to Strathcona Park: "Strathcona Provincial Park is the oldest park on Vancouver Island and a wild treasure for many Islanders. At 231,434 ha (571,880 acres) this rugged mountain wilderness presides over the heart of the island.
This central jewel of Vancouver Island holds some of the last remaining rainforests on an island that has been ravaged by logging. Laced with lakes and rivers, it also contains unusual limestone formations that feature caves and sinkholes, and one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Sometimes called "Little Switzerland" the park contains 6 of the 7 highest peaks on the island, as well as Comox."