Located in MacMillan Provincial Park
, near Qualicum Beach
is one of the most accesible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island
. Some of the trees are 800 years old, and strolling among them can be an inspirational experience. The tops to the trees form a cathedral-like ceiling high above, while the thick tree trunks rise from a floor of delicate fern.
This is a good example of the virgin forests that greeted the first Europeans to visit the west coast. Cathedral Grove, was considered a sacred place by the Indians.