MacMillan Provincial Park, also known as Cathedral Grove, is world-renowned for its giant old-growth Douglas Firs, which attract approximately 500,000 visitors annually. Most visitors arrive by vehicle, park along Highway 4 and cross the highway to visit both sides of the park.
The Cathedral Grove Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Study is designed to work collectively with park visitors, Indigenous communities, law enforcement and governing partners to find solutions to ongoing safety and traffic concerns surrounding parking and pedestrian movements along Highway 4.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has completed the first phase of public consultation through open houses and an online questionnaire.
More than 500 people, consisting of park users, locals and environmental groups, submitted initial ideas and suggestions on ways to improve safety and access to Cathedral Grove, while protecting environmental, social and cultural values.
Feedback will be accepted until July 31, 2019 at 4pm.
Attend one of the two open houses: Parksville on June 19 and Port Alberni on June 20.