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Port Renfrew
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A remarkable and atmospheric place...

If you have ever imagined what a temperate rain forest smells like, feels like, looks like, sounds... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2019
Comox Valley, Canada
A real northern rainforest, hard to visit but worth it.

I am lucky to have visited this park already 3 times in my life 30 & 20 years ago and this year... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2019
Dr. Andreas K
Nieder-Olm, Germany
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

If you have ever imagined what a temperate rain forest smells like, feels like, looks like, sounds like, this is THE place to go. Details: Access Via a series of logging roads from either Port Alberni or Lake Cowichan...we came in via PA. One way...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Arcosdad
Reviewed July 19, 2019

I am lucky to have visited this park already 3 times in my life 30 & 20 years ago and this year. The atmosphere is unique: a dense rainforrest with so much green and so little light! Unfortunately one of the 3 sisters is down,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

Having made a quick change of plans to go south, rather than north to Cape Scott and San Josef Bay, where the forecast looked bleak, my friend and I set off to camp and hike in the Carmanah Valley. Much publicized years ago, when it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
6  Thank Francinej2
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is an experience anyone should take advantage of. I was at complete peace walking amongst the big tree's . It's very surreal.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

If you have time, this is worth a stop. It is not easy to get to as you must travel down some *active* logging roads, pass big trucks, gravel roads. But, the big trees are worth a see but not a must.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank sylboh
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Awesome hike to Gnarly Tree- great hike and very cool tree- lots of old growth, some of the biggest trees I have ever seen. absolute must hike for forest lovers

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Jesse W
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This park is truely one of the Island's gems. The board walks are flat and easy to navigate to the beautiful trees that are hundreds of years old. The mist through the trees gives the place an ethereal quality. The places makes you stop and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank Jenelle K
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The most spectacular and remote place you can see here. Expect a long pothole filled road for about 50 km..note its a logging road. .so its not paved or maintained that well. Not for the faint of heart. We got there after 3 pm in...More

9  Thank Jessie A
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