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A walk in the woods

Be carefull when stopping and remember it is a highway you are crossing but a quick stop at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Markatvert
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Collingwood, Canada
MAJESTIC RAIN FOREST GIANTS

Stopped in at Cathedral Grove both coming and going from Tofino. Absolutely amazing trees...and too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
suzabella60
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be carefull when stopping and remember it is a highway you are crossing but a quick stop at Cathedral Grove is worth the short time it takes to walk the loop on either side of the highway.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Markatvert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in at Cathedral Grove both coming and going from Tofino. Absolutely amazing trees...and too bad more of them have not been left to enjoy. Some of them are absolutely giants, and ancient, like one 800 years old. Not to be missed for sure. Well...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I am a local who has just moved back to Port Alberni. I stop at Cathedral Grove quite often and I'm always amazed at how poorly traffic is managed there. It's actually not managed at all. It's a freaking free for all and it's just...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

There has to be another way to see these beautiful trees! Tourists are not paying attention, crossing the road, backing into traffic, it’s crazy! This is a highway!! People who stop to let the pedestrians go across are asking for someone to get hurt, use...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Janine L
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful. The path on the north side is less busy and you’ll see trees just as big (or virtually ) as the “old” 800 yr old on the old tree trail. Be careful crossing the road! With the summer tourists - they need a crosswalk...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

We visited the park on our drive to Tofino. Luckily we found a parking spot on our right hand side on highway 4, at the entrance to the trail. The park was so beautiful, and the walkway so well maintained. The scenery was stunning. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

This park took my breath away. The trees are so majestic!!! They are so big one is wide and I am tall!! A must see!! Be careful on the highway can be a little sketchy to cross over but worth it to see both sides.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JennC1212
Reviewed April 10, 2019

The MacMillian provincial park. Located on highway 4 on the way to Port Alberni. This area has two trails. Depending on time and how quick you walk. It can take about 20 to 30 minutes to walk a trail. It is amazing to see the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Norman A
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Easy stop along route 4. Well worth the time to wander the trails and be amazed. Plenty of signage for good information.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank S A
Reviewed October 19, 2018

If you wanna know about ancient trees, this is the place to be! On your way to Port Alberni, it is a very pleasant stop! The trail you walk on is not too long and gives you all the information about western cedars, hemlocks and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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howardsteinberg
August 21, 2016|
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Response from FarFlungStarling | Reviewed this property |
Take the Island Hwy north to Parksville area then take the Alberni Hwy. Follow it until you reach the park. Easy.
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Julie E
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
We were there with our 5 year old grandson, who wanted to look in every nook and cranny. We did the South side first, in my opinion more interesting, and the North side after. I think we were there for about 3 hours, all... More
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