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The Ancient Forest
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keen72762
Vancouver, Canada185 contributions
Jul. 2021
This is a must stop on your drive. I didn't think the trees could be that tall or big when you look from the hwy. A truly magical place. There is even a waterfall too! The boardwalk is so impressive.
Written August 5, 2021
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Andrew D
Burlington, Canada93 contributions
Jul. 2021
I really didn't think that trees could be that tall. Maybe it's the city dweller in me, but I found this place humbling.

It was very enjoyable, and essentially a northern rainforest.

Downsides were considerable uphill walking (even though it is only 3km total) and a ton of mosquitoes.
Written August 5, 2021
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Catherine M
Montreal, Canada364 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Friends
A cute little spot, by the highway. The climate is like a rain forest. The only bad thing are the millions of bugs. If you do not bring bug spray, it will not be a pleasant hike.
Written July 22, 2021
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R1chardN
Surbiton, UK578 contributions
Sep. 2019
The Ancient Forest is on Highway 16. It is a great place to stop to break a journey and to get some exercise in beautiful surroundings.
It is basically a broad walk though ancient trees. It is spectacular and has been thoughtfully designed. Some parts are easily accessed and others not so. It is quite a steep walk to get to the tree top walk and the waterfall so it is not for everyone - we did not have the time.
The toilets are awful but we were there at the end of the season. Most were closed and the two that were open were not pleasant. However, we were travelling East and the next stop was a short way on. The toilets there were excellent with hot running water. There were also good picnic tables.
Written October 17, 2019
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theMaja
Kelowna, Canada68 contributions
May 2019
Gorgeous old growth forest and easily to hike for the whole family with good footwear! so beautiful to discover in the middle of British Columbia. BIg parking lot, bring a snack and water (keep snack in car!!)
Written October 10, 2019
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lou w
Cold Lake, Canada37 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Couples
You definitely need to stop here. It's a "must see". We used the boardwalk (wheelchair accessible); it goes into the forest for quite a way; many resting stops available if you need. The forest is stunning. Thanks to all the volunteers for making this accessible.
Written October 2, 2019
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Kerry M
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada326 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We saw the signs for this place and decided to take a stroll. Well it is approximately 2.5 km if you do the whole thing. So make sure you set time aside. There are accessable sections . Bit the other sections have some definate hikes. The whole thing is a boardwalk so it is nice to walk. It is stunning! My recommendation is to do the whole thing if you can. You must stay on the boardwalk to preserve the forest integrity. The falls at the very top are beautiful. There are a lot of stairs. So if you have an issue with that be cautious of which path you take. It is a 313 approx elevation climb throughout. But it is worth doing. This is a not to be missed. I would not take dogs as this is a place that the dogs can not go off the trail. I'm not a dog person but am just adding this as there are sections that are restoration sections as well.
Written August 12, 2019
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skychaserCalgary
Calgary, Canada940 contributions
Jul. 2019
We were not even aware of this special place until we happened to see the sign on the highway as we were driving along and decided to make a stop. It was raining a bit but not enough to deter us from walking the boardwalk and admiring the huge trees. It is the only inland rainforest in this part of the world.
Written August 10, 2019
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
The ancient cedars along this rainforest are beautiful in their resilience and to appreciate the tranquility of ancient pinewood.
Written June 22, 2019
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Lori Gill-Landry
St. Catharines, Canada578 contributions
May 2019
I went to the Ancient rainforest at the recommendation of a local. What I saw of it was breathtaking. Unfortunately my trip was cut a bit short as I found bears in both directions I went on the path and as I was travelling alone and no one else seemed to be there at the time I opted to head back. Quite an eventful near sighting trip though. I saw 6 on the drive there from Prince George on the side of the road, two while in the Forrest and one on the way back! I do hope to return again and complete the entire walk!
Written May 11, 2019
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