Main Lake Park on Quadra Island, encompasses six lakes and protects a biologically diverse freshwater system that includes more than 72 bird species and 234 plant species. The park offers significant wilderness recreation opportunities, including wilderness camping, canoeing, kayaking and hiking.
Visitors to the park can see a variety of wildlife, including wolves, cougars, owls, bald eagles, hawks, osprey, peregrine falcons and wintering swans. The geography of park is exceptional. It offers spectacular physical features such as narrow channels, limestone sinkholes, waterfalls and the close proximity of marine and fresh water ecosystems.
The Main Lake Chain of interconnected lakes forms the largest freshwater waterway in the Gulf and Discovery Islands. Main Lake, Village Bay Lake and Mine Lake are connected by narrow, shallow marshes navigable by canoes and dinghies only. Other lakes can be reached via rough, user-created portage routes.