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Ancient Forest

ONE OF THE WORLD’S LAST STANDS OF INLAND TEMPERATE RAINFOREST

Ancient Cedars/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park protects one of the last stands of inland temperate rainforest in the world. Sitting on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, a wander through this ancient forest can make you feel small.


Explore boardwalks to see 2,000-year-old western red cedar trees dotting the pathways and trails that weave in and out of this forest. The 450-m (1,475-ft) universal access path makes this one of the most accessible areas in BC to see these giant wonders. Another 4.5-kilometres of trail leads to Big Tree, Tree Beard, Radies Tree, and a waterfall. Experienced and prepared hikers can tackle the 15.5-km looped trail on Driscoll Ridge for a longer adventure. Come winter, visitors can roam the snow-covered landscape on snowshoes for an otherworldly experience amongst these gentle giants.

This park is located along Highway 16, mid-way between Prince George and McBride. Visiting this park is an easy day trip from either location or a great place to stop and stretch the legs while on longer road trips through the area.

Ancient Forest experience route map in Northeast BC

Built with accessibility in mind, the trails in this park make it easier for visitors to see some of BC’s largest and oldest trees.