West in Canada
|View from Mt.Maxwell, Salt Spring Island|
|On the ferry from Salt Spring Island to Crofton|
This wondrous display of Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock, Grand fir and Western Red Cedar has been undergoing the restoration of its trails since a severe windstorm damaged several sections of the park in January 1997.
Protests by environmental group have unfortunately failed to stop logging companies clear-cutting trees right up to the park boundary, thereby threatening the park ecosystem and destroying the wind barrier so necessary to prevent future blowdowns.
The 157-hectare MacMillan Provincial Park is located on both sides of the Tofino Highway 4 on the shores of Cameron Lake, 19 miles (30 km) west of Parksville and 10 miles (16 km) east of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In case you want to go there...:-))