What is there to do on Quadra Island?
To quote the official Quadra Island website on exactly that question,
“There is no end of things to do and see on Quadra Island and recreation is a big part of local life and visitors’ experience.”
We recommend you visit www.quadraisland.ca and see what activities interest you most.
Some highlights include: sea kayaking, hiking trails, excellent mountain biking, beachcombing at Rebecca Spit, a thriving arts community with studios and galleries open to the public, camping, canoeing on Main Lake, taking in the summertime Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings and much, much more… See the Guide to the Discovery Islands for other ideas.
There are several excellent whale watching and grizzly watching tour companies in Campbell River, some of which are happy to pick you up from Quadra Island if you ask. The photo below was taken by one of our guests on such a tour (thank you, Sarah and Doug, for permission to use your amazing photo!)
The Quadra Island Community Centre hosts events all year round, while live music can be found at local venues, resorts and bars. May Day and Canada Day festivities are annual celebrations that the entire community looks forward to. Take a look at the Discovery Islander or the GumBoot to see what current activities are available.
What are the dining options on Quadra?
Again, to quote from the Quadra Island site:
“Quadra Island has a great selection of dining options: take-out burgers and sushi, vegetarian fare, locally roasted coffee, waterfront dining with fine cuisine, all served in the stylishly relaxed manner Quadra Island is famous for.”
Visit their dining tab for some not to be missed listings.
In addition to listed venues on the Quadra Island site dining tab, some of the following may be just what you’re looking for:
This vegetarian restaurant in Quathiaski Cove plaza is classic relaxed Quadra style, but the food is outstanding – even according to non-vegetarian patrons. Kameleon has a breakfast menu offered on weekends, which is as delicious as the lunch and dinner items. Service is fast and friendly. Free WiFi and Gluten Free options. Hours vary depending on the season and day of the week, so call ahead to avoid disappointment.
phone: 250-285 -3282
Tsa-Kwa_Luten Lodge Dining Room
Tsa Kwa Luten Lodge is a world class facility situated on Quadra Island established by the We Wai Kai Nation at the edge of the forest overlooking the Strait of Georgia. The freshest seafood, prime rib, and great steaks are among the varied selection of gourmet west coast cuisine offerred in an atmosphere of casual elegance. The venue is beautiful, the views over the Salish Sea and Vancouver Island mountains are spectacular, and the staff are welcoming and attentive. Reservations are advised.
April Point Resort Restaurant
Just a five minute drive up the road from Cabin On The Cove, this fine dining seasonal restaurant overlooks stunning Discovery Passage, which means you just might see a pod of orcas swim by during your meal! There’s also a sushi bar and pub venue with occasional and varied entertainment. Its best to make reservations for dinner to ensure you don’t have to wait.
This small restaurant next to the Post Office in the plaza in Quathiaski Cove boasts great home baking with delicious breads made right on site. They offer good soups and evening meals and, of course, their famous mouth-watering pizza. The atmosphere is friendly and unassuming and the quality of the food is very good.
The Landing Pub
This is a quaint pub located on your right immediately as you off load from the Campbell River ferry. Classic pub fair, good service and friendly atmosphere. Have a cold one on their deck while you watch the ferry come and go.