MacMillan

About the Park

World renowned Cathedral Grove is an ancient Old Growth Douglas Fir forest on Vancouver Island. Visitors can stroll on easy access networks of trails under the shadow of the ancient forest trees, some of the Douglas Firs are over 800 years old. On the south side of the park you will find the largest Douglas Fir measuring 9 meters in circumference. The trails continue on across to the north side of the highway into a grove of ancient Western Red cedar standing watch over nearby Cameron Lake.

 

Many wildlife species depend on the old-growth forest for homes and food. There are several species of woodpecker, owls, insects, reptiles, amphibians, Black-tail Deer, Roosevelt Elk, black bear and cougar using the park. The Cameron River which flows through the park contains rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.

 

Picnicking

There are no picnic tables available in this park.

 

Camping

There is no camping permitted in this park. Camping is available at nearby Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

 

Fires

Fires are not permitted at this park.

 

Location

Cathedral Grove is located 25km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni on Hwy #4 which runs right through the park. From Hwys #19 and #19A take the exit to head west on Hwy#4 toward Port Alberni.

 

Nearby Parks

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Sproat lake Provincial Park, Englishman River Provincial Park, and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.

 

 

For further information, visit www.bcparks.ca