Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park.
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, BC.
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Cathedral Grove - MacMillian Provincial Park
Cathedral Grove in the MacMillan Provincial Park is located east of the community of Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island, Canada. The 157 hectare wilderness park was created to protect the old growth forests within the Coastal Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic Zone.
Cathedral Grove provides visitors a great opportunity to view the inner workings of a westcoast rainforest. Throughout the park are a series of short hiking trails with information signs, sitting benches and viewing platforms. The hiking trails are well groomed. Some are dirt trails while others are boardwalk - many have handrails. Most are wheelchair friendly.
The park is for everybody. Exploring the trails in this park is a treat. The rainforest air is moist. The trees are large. The scent is alpine fresh. The forest floor is covered in deadfall trees, thick lush moss, lichens and ferns.
The trees are massive in MacMillan Park - most of them Douglas Fir and Red Cedar. There are trees in the park that are over 800 years old. One of the oldest Douglas Fir trees in Cathedral Grove is over 9 metres in diameter!
The park is accessed from the main highway ( Highway #4) that connects to Port Alberni, BC. There is parking located just off of the highway. From the parking lot there are some information signs and a trailhead leading into the park forest.
There are washrooms on site. Cathedral Grove does not have camping facilities, picnic area, no showers and no sani-station. Campfires are a no-no in this park and smoking is prohibited. Pets must be leashed at all times.
How to get to Cathedral Grove
Travel towards the community of Parksville and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada. From the Island Highway look for the Hwy #4 exit. Continueing driving Hwy #4 towards Port Alberni. Cathedral Grove located in MacMillan
Provincial Park is located 15 kilometres east of Port
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