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BC-4, Alberni Hwy | MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was worth the drive out of our way to come and see the beauty that nature holds here. You can spend 30-40 minutes walking the trails and viewing some incredible trees and scenery. Two trails, one on each side of the road. Such a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful trees. Two trails, one on each side of the highway. Best to visit early in the day because it can become crowded. When we were there, it was after a large storm that had knocked down several trees and lots of branches. The trails...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PullmanCougar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing with all the 1st Growth Douglas Firs. Cedars. Spruce trees. Beautiful species of birds. Squirrels 🦌. Cougars. Bears 🐻. Raccoons. The brand new board walks are nice. Mind you I wish Bc parks contractor would lay a hard road base gravel...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Quality_66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling from Tofino to Victoria made this stop and truly enjoyed. You can see large trees in the span of 30 minutes. Do visit here.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We have been here several times mostly during Fall and winter as not busy. It is a beautiful park. Parking gets very hectic in summer with poor parking conditions. I highly recommended if traveling on Vancouver Island

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DaphneD639
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Parking is challenging, the trails are beautiful and the environment is a world class natural environment and a must see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TerryD2070
Reviewed April 2, 2019

When you drive through you must stop, be careful, and spend some time in the forest to see some unbelievable trees. The is Vancouver Island and BC.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed March 31, 2019

I live near a neighboring town and I still go and visit the Grove from time to time and take pictures. Every year it changes a little bit and I always find something new to photgraph.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Al W
Reviewed March 29, 2019

The Cathedral Grove Walk is an amazing place to visit and is easily accessed from the Alberni Highway. The huge Douglas-Fir Trees are hundreds of years old (the oldest maybe 800 years?)and covered with heavy growths of Lichens making it look like scenery from a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank revuall
Reviewed March 24, 2019

For nature lovers it is one of the most beautiful places to see. The old growth and large trees are aw inspiring

Date of experience: July 2018
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Marie L
September 12, 2018|
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Response from Hiroshi65 | Reviewed this property |
Some are quite old. At least 600 years
July 20, 2017|
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Response from diverdude15 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know
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Response from Ruston63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes however on a leash.