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Cathedral Grove

BC-4, Alberni Hwy | MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Can be busy but worth a walk

If you're passing this way, you really should stop here as there are some magnificent huge Red... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
plspoon
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Perth, Australia
The Holy Green Grail and a bit more!

This is a REAL miracle of the nature and times! Fully authentic over 200 ft giant trees, wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vladimir K
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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BC-4, Alberni Hwy | MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're passing this way, you really should stop here as there are some magnificent huge Red Cedar trees and Maple and everything is covered in dangly moss. There is a nice little pathway track accessed on either side of the road. Parking can be...More

Thank plspoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a REAL miracle of the nature and times! Fully authentic over 200 ft giant trees, wonderful crystal clean streams and silence of many centuries living here... If you just come close, your spirit will stay here FOR EVER! And You will be very,...More

Thank Vladimir K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a beautiful, easy walk with tons of people (almost to crowded). The walkways were well maintained. There is 2 trails we only did the one. Which seemed to take about 40mins at a slow pace so we could take pictures. We had fun but...More

Thank amanda5805
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Beautiful stop while on Vancouver Island. Easy to walk and can tailor your visit to just a few minutes or hours depending on your preference. Tennis shoes or hiking shoes would be best to traverse the roots on the ground but can be done in...More

Thank HeleMaui
Reviewed November 9, 2017

the trails on both sides of the Highway are well maintained and accent the old growth forest with the north side showing a stream and lake very well for a 2-3 hour walk that is also informative. Even has several geocache's

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! Worth getting to. About an hour from Courtenay and 30 minutes from Nanaimo. Like walking though an enchanted forest. Go at your own pace and simply enjoy being connected to nature. Bring a camera and spare batteries! No entrance fee just a volunteer donation...More

Thank beachbumNat
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The trees are magnificent, but so are the snarl ups if you get there at peak time. Go early, in the cool of the morning (so wear something waterproof and warm). Bug spray recommended. The trails are well marked. Its well worth a visit.

1  Thank Stevethearchitect
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is a must see for visitors to the area. Standing beside ten story high trees looking up is truly humbling. You are struck by the beauty of nature and this wonderful place. Wear good walking shoes as it can get slippery and a bit...More

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The forest is dense and tangled. Somehow I had envisioned a bunch of tall trees with manicured grass around them. Silly me. It's worth the short walk to see very large cedars, and also the remnants of a big blowdown.

Thank BinColorado
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This is a must see for first time visitors to the area. It is truly something to behold. The huge trees and the rain forest type vegetation are incredible. It has a wonderful walking path to follow as you are awe struck by the beauty...More

Thank lucyl64
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Marina N
July 20, 2017|
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Response from diverdude15 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know
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mandyh0
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Ruston63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes however on a leash.
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Eileen59Toronto
November 17, 2015|
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Response from babyboo2u | Reviewed this property |
I have visited the park alone many times & felt perfectly safe
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