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Cathedral Grove parking halved during off-season upgrades

NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

socastcmsRssStartNanaimoNewsNOW StaffsocastcmsRssEndThe north side of Cathedral Grove, packed with ancient western red cedar trees, will be off-limits for two months starting Monday, Jan. 7.

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

PORT ALBERNI — Thousands of tourists won’t be able to explore nature as much as they would like in coming months.

The north side of MacMillan Provincial Park, which houses Cathedral Grove, will be closed for upgrades starting on Monday, Jan. 7. The parking lot and trail area is expected to re-open in mid-March after fence repairs, trail surfacing and a new boardwalk.

The heavily forested area is crowded with ancient western red cedar trees, some of which are over 800 years old.

The famous Douglas firs trees can be found on the south side.

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