Cathedral Grove is located in MacMillan Provincial Park. It is one of the most accessible stands of old growth giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. A network of trails winds through the mighty stands of Douglas firs – one measuring more than 9 metres in circumference and ancient groves of Western red cedar.
MacMillan Park is located 25 km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni on Hwy #4. For more information visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/macmillan/
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park straddles the Little Qualicum River and incorporates the entire southern shore of Cameron Lake. The falls, lake swimming, riverside trails and picnic facilities make this park a popular recreation destination. For more information visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/little_qualicum_falls/
Two short loops in a beautiful little park near the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay:
A beautiful early morning urban/beach walk in Sidney. Lots of beach access point for views out to the harbour.
A continuation of the Lochside Park that runs along the waterfront in Sidney, BC. Sidney is a great escape for fog bound north islanders seeking a short winter vacation. Part of this trail runs along the downtown waterfront past the Anacortes Ferry, upscale condos and pricey tourist shops, another part strings together beach accesses along residential roads. A great way to explore this funky and friendly town.