Our Smart Eating recipe will be all the more satisfying if you’ve caught the rainbow trout yourself. An ideal destination to do so is tranquil, picturesque Strathcona Dam. Completed in 1958 by the BC Power Commission (BC Hydro’s forerunner), Strathcona and two other dams comprise the Campbell River hydroelectric system, which together provide Vancouver Island with 11% of its power needs.
In addition to rainbow trout, keen anglers can fish for cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char. Make a family weekend of it at Strathcona Dam Recreation Area (built in cooperation with the Ministry of Forests), offering 11 campsites from which to base yourself. Marvel at the natural beauty surrounding you while exploring the small beach and many lakes in the area. bchydro.com/recreation