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Cathedral Grove/MacMillan Provincial Park


Cathedral Grove/MacMillan Provincial Park

Alberni Highway 4, Vancouver Island

For visitors who don’t get to see much old-growth forest, Cathedral Grove offers a rare opportunity to see a magnificent, ancient Douglas fir ecosystem, one of the last remaining and easily accessible forests in British Columbia. The trees in this park are massive, some of them 800 years old with circumferences of 30 feet. Even teens will appreciate the trails and boardwalk through the quiet forest, and younger kids will turn it into a scamper. Roadside parking is on the highway shoulder, and it can get quite congested in summer so keep an eye on little ones as you’re crossing the road.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Amazing trees

by Aaron B

Definitely worth a stop and a wander through this grove of huge trees. Spend 1/2 hour and take your time exploring the short trails on both sides of the road.
Well worth stopping for en route to Tofino

by 29carfrae

This can be very crowded but it's well worth visiting. Parking is on both sides of the road and can be full so you may have to park on the road. Well worth a visit…