Quadra – Mine Lake

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We were driving along Village Bay Road on Quadra Island when I spotted a Bailey Bridge ahead of us, which is a good thing as I like Bailey Bridges and I like taking pictures of them.

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The were a lot of beached and sunken boats and canoes on along the shore, none of which appeared to be in great shape. Odd that.

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Back home I decided to take a closer look at where, or more to the point, what lake we had driven over on the bridge. It was Mine Lake, one of the six interconnected lakes that are encompassed in Main Lake Provincial Park on Quadra Island, the largest freshwater waterway in the Gulf and Discovery Islands.

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The 3,530 hectare park was designated in 1997 as a result of recommendations made in the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan. The park protects a biologically exceptional area that includes more than 72 bird species and 234 plant species, has some interesting waterfalls and limestone sinkholes.

This is a must return with a canoe and camera place…

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