MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni

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MacMillan Provincial Park is a 301 hectare provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Located 25 km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni, the park straddles Highway 4 in central Vancouver Island. It is nestled on the western shore of Cameron Lake, and protects the delta of the Cameron River. The park is home to a famous, 157 hectare stand of ancient Douglas-fir, known as Cathedral Grove, which draws visitors from all over the world. The park provides the only highway-accessible protected old-growth Douglas-fir forest in British Columbia. In 2007 Cathedral Grove made the short list on CBC television's competition, Seven Wonders of Canada.
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  • On your way from Nanaimo to Tofino on Hwy 4, you'll first stop by MacMillian Provincial Park/Cathedral Grove. There's parking along both sides of the road with trails on either side. We check out one ...  more »
  • trip advise has know idea of what they are talking about I lived next to this park which was named for george macmillian and i think this travell agency has not done it s history if you want to see bi...  more »
  • We stopped to explore the Cathedral Grove in the Macmillan Provincial Park on our drive from Ucluelet to Nanaimo. Stunning. It is one of the most accessible strands of giant old growth Douglas Firs. I...  more »
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  • This place is breathtaking. Definitely one of my very favorite places to go for a walk. It's a fairly short pleasantdrive from Nanaimo. Would highly recommend taking a day trip out there. It's just a beautiful on sunny day as it is on a rainy day.
  • The wonders of these great old forests is very peaceful to see and hear. Take in how magnificent the old stand tall and really listen to the forest. Best to explore deep inside, away from the noise a the highway.
  • The trees and shrubbery in this park are incredible! Even though we just stopped for a few minutes to stretch our legs we were wowed by the breathtaking beauty of this park. The trails were a little muddy however, so I would recommend wearing boots after it rains.
  • Truely unique place to visit and appreciate and respect nature. Calm place to reflect just how much older our forests are than us!
  • As a visitor. A must go see. 300 year old plus tress. Great nature trails. And info.