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Located in MacMillan Provincial Park, near Qualicum Beach and Parksville 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.

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