Cathedral Grove, Port Alberni

Marvel at towering trees and lush foliage at Cathedral Grove, a living remnant of the island's ancient forests. Pay a visit to this section of MacMillan Provincial Park to see colossal Douglas-fir trees, the largest of which stand at a height of more than 75 m (250 ft) and feature a circumference of 9 m (29 ft). Wander along the network of walking trails that crisscross the area and admire these old-growth evergreens, some of which are nearly eight centuries old. Keep an eye out for falling branches and animals, such as bears, elk, cougar, and owls. See Cathedral Grove and all Port Alberni has to offer by arranging your trip with our Port Alberni vacation planner .
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  • We enjoyed our visit of the park. I had been there 29 years ago and wanted to show it to my boys. They were happy to see the big trees that survived over the years- they took plenty of pictures. You s...  more »
  • Walking through Cathedral Grove was a wonderful experience. You could choose whether you wanted to do a longer or shorter hike. It was an easy walk on a wide path. The trees were so impressive. We lov...  more »
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