Cathedral Grove
Cathedral Grove
4.5
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  • Vanessa G
    Newcastle, Australia337 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful nature walk
    We first drove past Cathedral Grove on our way to Tofino and our plan was to stop on our return to Campbell River. When we were driving through we noticed that the highway splits this area in two, parking is a problem and crossing the road could be hazardous. As we got there early in the morning parking was easy to get, but when we left 40minutes later both sides were full. There are trees here that are over 800 years old, and others have grown since a bushfire went through 300 years ago. We started on the side where we parked, and this is the side with ‘The Big Tree’ – the oldest and largest in the park (is over 800 years old, is 76ms tall and 9ms wide). There are many different areas to look at and you can see the stream that runs into Cameron Lake. We cross to the other side and do another circular walk, getting small glimpses of Cameron Lake and some areas damaged by windstorms. Both sides are easily accessible and the paths are well maintained. A very beautiful and calming location.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Seppie
    Leamington, Canada54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral indeed
    Beautiful, humbling walk through the woods to visit trees hundreds of years old. Paths on both sides of the highway. Walk is not difficult at all. Currently (july 2023) is closed due to forest fires. Blessed that this area was not burned! You may see God.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 28, 2023
  • David B
    Toronto, Canada401 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW - see this!
    Amazing old growth forest of huge trees, eerie mossy understory with ferns and massive high canopy. Open easy trails, well marked with spots to linger and explore. Plus, you can see much of it even if you only have half an hour. Really feels otherworldly.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Kristin
    Kamloops, Canada124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remarkable and recharging
    Amazing lace to recharge, start your day or stop along your journey. Beautiful and accessible trails allow everyone to go through and see this wonderful place. Such positive and relaxing energy.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 19, 2024
  • Onx23mm
    Vancouver, Canada317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature in all its majesty.
    We have passed this area a number of times and it is very busy with cars parked on the side of the road long before and after the grove, in both directions. Travelling east the trick is to not park at the side of the road but drive on until you come to the actual car park where it is often easy to get a spot right at the start of the trails toward the biggest tree. The trails are one way and take you through the beautiful forest environment where you can marvel at the enormous, straight trees and the ferny undergrowth. You will eventually reach the biggest tree where you have room to step back and get a good photo. The short, circular route on the south side of the road will take some 20 minutes to circumnavigate. Well worth a stop to wonder at nature.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 20, 2024
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Onx23mm
Vancouver, Canada317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We have passed this area a number of times and it is very busy with cars parked on the side of the road long before and after the grove, in both directions. Travelling east the trick is to not park at the side of the road but drive on until you come to the actual car park where it is often easy to get a spot right at the start of the trails toward the biggest tree.
The trails are one way and take you through the beautiful forest environment where you can marvel at the enormous, straight trees and the ferny undergrowth. You will eventually reach the biggest tree where you have room to step back and get a good photo. The short, circular route on the south side of the road will take some 20 minutes to circumnavigate.
Well worth a stop to wonder at nature.
Written June 20, 2024
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Kristin
Kamloops, Canada124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Amazing lace to recharge, start your day or stop along your journey. Beautiful and accessible trails allow everyone to go through and see this wonderful place. Such positive and relaxing energy.
Written April 19, 2024
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Naomi B
Leiden, The Netherlands20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The trees are truly impressive! It is a very easy and short walk, so be prepared in case you are expecting a hike. Was a bit disappointed about how small it was, but still very nice to see.
Written April 15, 2024
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Mitchelvds
Rotterdam, The Netherlands19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Beautiful place for a walk
Both sides are worth doing
The boardwalk side is great with small kids and strollers. My kids love the walk there.
The other side is beautiful too but more forest floor so harder to do with a stroller definitely a carry the baby situation .

But definitely a walk worth doing
Written January 1, 2024
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cymry
Montreal192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
These lovely trails were an interesting walk through the forest with the redwoods and moss. These were the biggest trees we saw on our trip and the moss was just as much a part of the atmosphere as the trees. We had been hoping for a few more large trees but overall this was a fun experience.
Written October 1, 2023
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David B
Toronto, Canada401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Amazing old growth forest of huge trees, eerie mossy understory with ferns and massive high canopy. Open easy trails, well marked with spots to linger and explore. Plus, you can see much of it even if you only have half an hour. Really feels otherworldly.
Written September 24, 2023
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The Adultbackpacker
London, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The trees are amazing- nothing like the forests at home- humbling to see trees that are 800 years old.
I had an excited boyfriend for visiting the filming location for the home of the ewoks
We were expecting to spend 2-3 hours here…. It is tiny… a circular walk way on either side of the road, so yes it’s super accessible but don’t expect to spend more than 45 mins here
Written September 5, 2023
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Seppie
Leamington, Canada54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful, humbling walk through the woods to visit trees hundreds of years old. Paths on both sides of the highway. Walk is not difficult at all. Currently (july 2023) is closed due to forest fires. Blessed that this area was not burned! You may see God.
Written July 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Vanessa G
Newcastle, Australia337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We first drove past Cathedral Grove on our way to Tofino and our plan was to stop on our return to Campbell River. When we were driving through we noticed that the highway splits this area in two, parking is a problem and crossing the road could be hazardous. As we got there early in the morning parking was easy to get, but when we left 40minutes later both sides were full. There are trees here that are over 800 years old, and others have grown since a bushfire went through 300 years ago. We started on the side where we parked, and this is the side with ‘The Big Tree’ – the oldest and largest in the park (is over 800 years old, is 76ms tall and 9ms wide). There are many different areas to look at and you can see the stream that runs into Cameron Lake. We cross to the other side and do another circular walk, getting small glimpses of Cameron Lake and some areas damaged by windstorms. Both sides are easily accessible and the paths are well maintained. A very beautiful and calming location.
Written July 14, 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
An absolute fabulous stop, if somewhat dangerous as there isn’t really a proper carpark and the road runs right though where you want to be on both sides of the road. Health and Safety nightmare But the trees are fantastic and the boardwalk to get you round is excellent, A must do if passing
Written May 17, 2023
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