About the Park

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World renowned Cathedral Grove is an ancient Old Growth Douglas Fir forest on Vancouver Island. Visitors can stroll on easy access networks of trails under the shadow of the ancient forest trees, some of the Douglas Firs are over 800 years old. On the south side of the park you will find the largest Douglas Fir measuring 9 meters in circumference. The trails continue on across to the north side of the highway into a grove of ancient Western Red cedar standing watch over nearby Cameron Lake.

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No picnicking spots.



No fires allowed.

Park Info


  • Hiking

  • Pets on leash

  • Bicycling


  • Toilets

  • Wheelchair accessible


Cathedral Grove is located 25km west of Qualicum Beach and 16 km east of Port Alberni on Hwy #4 which runs right through the park. From Hwys #19 and #19A take the exit to head west on Hwy#4 toward Port Alberni.

Tours & Programs

Deeper Sense of Nature

Awaken your senses to the beauty and wonder of our Parks.  Allow our Knowledgeable Staff to bring the natural world to your finger tips…and into your heart! Let us show you the secrets of the natural world and open your eyes to the beauty of our parks.  Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds and empower yourself with...

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Forest Foraging

Discover the secret menu of the forest with our enthusiastic Park Naturalist.  With a passion for everything outdoors, our Naturalists are professionally trained to make “a walk in the park” one of the most interesting and inspiring activities you will experience.  Find out what you can nibble on the next time you’re cruising through the...

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