I can't seem to find them. I'm planning on going out there for a multi-day hike pretty soon and it would be nice to find some topos. I live in Vancouver. Does anyone know the nearest place to get them?
Hmm yeah I saw some maps like that at the MEC in vancouver but we were hoping for the government ones. Have you used those maps before? Are they detailed enough? We're going off-trail and the area that the map you linked to covers is really huge.
Acknowledging that you are specifically after topo maps,.. I think it is worth mentioning the level of detail for hikers found in the Hiking Trails 3: Northern Vancouver Island book for that area (for some of the more popular trails).
Was a bit spendy - I got 2 copies of a 2 x 3 foot map in the waterproof paper for ~40$, but they are nice quality (and it was of most of the area around the sound end of butte lake. Came in maybe 5 business days?
I used to order from Federal Maps, but they have gone out of business. World of Maps has bought their web site name, and they seem to offer the same items: paper maps are $12.95, waterproof plastic are $20.95 (nobody makes Tyvek maps anymore, unfortunately).
Granted, the OP posted a month ago, but this might still be helpful to anyone who's looking:
Natural Resources Canada produces 1:50,000 scale maps. For Strathcona Park, you probably want 92-F/13 and 92-F/12. I happen to have both of these maps, which I purchased at Valhalla Pure in Victoria (well, Langford). Additionally, if you want even smaller scale, the provincial government has downloadable pdfs available at a 1:20,000 scale (yeah!) It's pretty self-explanatory once you visit the site: