If you happen to be driving towards Port Alberni on Highway 4, this is a must-see stop for you to be awed by nature.
Cathedral Grove is located just past Cameron Lake BC. On the south side of the highway, three trails are available for easy walks through old-growth Douglas firs that are 800 years old and have circumferences of up to 9 metres.
These trails are short walks, not hikes, winding through some of the biggest trees in Canada. Ten to twenty minute loop trails on either side of the highway lead awe-struck visitors through the mighty forest stands.
The shortest, Big Tree Trail, is a short walk and offers close up views of the magnificent trees, viewing platforms and many photo opportunities. The longest trail, the Riverside Trail, and the Living Forest Trail connect at points with the Cameron River.
On the north side of the highway, the Old Growth Trail offers two loops through ancient Western red cedars, Western Hemlock, and Grand fir. A short branch trail that leads to Cameron Lake.