Cathedral Grove


While we were camping at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, during our 2015 Vacation, we visited Cathedral Grove, which we have visited many times before.


“Cathedral Grove is a rare and endangered remnant of an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem on Vancouver Island in British Columbia (BC), Canada. The biggest trees in the Grove are about 800 years old and measure 75 m (250 ft) in height and 9 m (29 ft) in circumference. They are the survivors of a forest fire that ravaged the area some 350 years ago and the even more devastating invasion by Europeans who colonized Vancouver Island from 1849.” – Cathedral Grove


“Cathedral Grove is still standing today because extraordinary citizens have been speaking up to protect it for almost a century. Everyone from loggers and corporate bosses to environmentalists has recognized Cathedral Grove as a special gem.” – Kathryn Molloy of the Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter.” – Cathedral Grove


Cloudy 20 Degrees Celsius.

Port Alberni, Little Qualicum falls and more coming soon.

Cathedral Grove Ranked #1 Forest Walk On Island

Back Home And Our Visit To Cathedral Grove


Cathedral Grove: Land Of Giant Trees

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Mac Millan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island is famous for Cathedral Grove, one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas-fir trees in British Columbia. A stroll on the network of trails meandering through the towering ancient Douglas-firs, some of which are more than 800 years old, can be quite an inspirational experience.” – Visitor’s info.


The largest trees on the island are in Cathedral grove. It is beautiful; there are board walks, so that one doesn’t damage the forest. The oldest tree was already 300 years old when Columbus landed. It is 76 m high; many trees have fallen down when a big wind came through a few years’ back and they were uprooted. If you walk along these, you can see how tall the trees are. Most are Douglas firs, but there are also large ferns and moss. It reminded us of Knysna.


  1. Gorgeous trees Tok and so are the photos. I love your dogs. They are so beautiful! What are their names and what breed. They look like German Shepherds, but I can’t be sure. 😀

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  2. Dit laat my dink aan Dalene Matthee se Kringe in die bos,
    Ek is bly, die foto is deur manlief geneem met ‘n wye hoek lens, ek dink omgevalde wortelmassa is ‘n goeie beskrywing.


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