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
Humbled by nature
Heading to Port Alberni on our last day of holiday with a stop at Cathedral Grove. Pull off the side of the road to the parking area and start your tour. No admission, a donation…
Nice roadside visit!
by Dan F
Cathedral Grove is a beautiful spot to admire the majestic redwoods of Vancouver Island. It's an easy 45 minute stop on the drive towards Uclelet and Tofino from the east size of the island. Well...