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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Jan. 4, 2019
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
MacMillan Provincial Park to be partially closed for upgrades

PORT ALBERNI – MacMillan Provincial Park will be partially closed for approximately two months in order to give some facilities an upgrade.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, the north side parking and trail area will be closed to the public and is anticipated to reopen in mid-March. Upgrades include fence repair, trail surfacing and the installation of a new boardwalk.

Located on Highway 4, 16 kilometres east of Port Alberni, MacMillan Provincial Park is home to Cathedral Grove, one of the most accessible stands of giant Douglas fir trees on Vancouver Island. The south side of the park has the largest Douglas firs, with one measuring more than nine metres in circumference. The north side has groves of ancient western red cedar. Some trees in the park are more than 800 years old.

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