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MacMillan Provincial Park

Alberni Highway 4, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-474-1336
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Easy Walk. Do not miss.

This is an easy quick walk around the forest. The trees are amazing, and should not be missed. Make... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hikingfool2018
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Duarte, California
Lovely, trees not quite as big as in Santa Cruz, CA

This is lovely. Note that throughout the park, you can hear noise from the road that cuts right... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
judith_kelley
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Durham, North Carolina
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  • Average6%
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“provincial park” (11 reviews)
“big trees” (9 reviews)
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Alberni Highway 4, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-474-1336
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"old growth forest"
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"provincial park"
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"big trees"
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"both sides"
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"mother nature"
in 6 reviews
"great trails"
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"douglas fir"
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"high winds"
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"british columbia"
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"worth a stop"
in 5 reviews
"tree hugger"
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"cameron lake"
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"be careful"
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"all ages"
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"awe inspiring"
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"short trail"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an easy quick walk around the forest. The trees are amazing, and should not be missed. Make sure you do both sides of the forest. Most people seem to just go see the big trees, and miss the other side, which has less...More

Thank hikingfool2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is lovely. Note that throughout the park, you can hear noise from the road that cuts right through it, so not as peaceful as it could be, but worth the stop if you've not seen large trees like these before. The largest tree is...More

Thank judith_kelley
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

I've been here a few times and every time I'm just in awe of the amazing site of these giants. I was surprised how many of them had fallen down but the paths are clear and there are still plenty of giant trees to appreciate....More

Thank Jason G
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

It's quite an experience to walk through the trails of MacMillan Provincial Park, situated between Nanaimo and Port Alberni. The rainforest is so dense with life, huge trees, moss covering practically everything else, it can be a bit overwhelming. But it is indeed a very...More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

One of the most beautiful sun sets I've ever seen, capped off by a night of star gazing, listening to the roar of the ocean waves. Paradise.

Thank daniellepayette
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Downed trees, the force of winds made apparent, great trails well kept. Clean outhouses, a good place to relax before heading on, on the windy road to port Alberni.

Thank dyanVancouver
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The trees and hiking are amazing. The trees on the south side of the highway are the largest. Although we did not go for a swim the beach looked inviting.

Thank JMMLMM
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I am a total tree hugger, so this was a must while I was on the islands. This national park is home to some of the oldest Douglas Fir trees in the world. Walking underneath these towering beauties really puts everything in perspective and makes...More

Thank K D
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The trails here were well maintained and it was an easy hike, but it is worth the drive. The forest is breathtaking and something to see. The trees are so big, it does not compare to any other hikes on the island and is the...More

Thank Kate D
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trails, nice walk. Cathedral grove is here and backs on to Cameron lake. Nice 800-1500 yr old trees oldest around. Great trails, nice comfortable walk.

Thank JoyMoo
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howardsteinberg
21 August 2016|
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Response from FarFlungStarling | Reviewed this property |
Take the Island Hwy north to Parksville area then take the Alberni Hwy. Follow it until you reach the park. Easy.
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Julie E
2 March 2016|
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
We were there with our 5 year old grandson, who wanted to look in every nook and cranny. We did the South side first, in my opinion more interesting, and the North side after. I think we were there for about 3 hours, all... More
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