Cathedral Grove – Phase Two

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What is this engagement about?

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.
Read the engagement summary report and the complete record of engagement responses.

The ministry will use the public input from Phase 2 of the engagement to reduce the long list of options to a short list of preferred options that would be shared with the public in a third round of engagement in the fall of 2019.

Submit your feedback in the following ways:

  1. Attend one of the two open houses
  2. Complete the online questionnaire
  3. Mail a printed copy of the questionnaire (PDF)

Attn: Peter Webber
3rd Floor, 2100 Labieux Rd
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T 6E9

Open House Information

Parksville – June 19, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Parksville Community and Conference Centre, 132 Jensen Ave E.

Port Alberni – June 20, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Port Alberni Friendship Centre, 3555 4th Ave.

Information presented at the open houses will also be available online beginning June 19, 2019

Feedback will be accepted until July 31, 2019.


How can my contribution make a difference?

The goal of this engagement process is to learn more about how to address safety and parking concerns at Cathedral Grove, while protecting environmental, social and cultural values of the park. The Summary Engagement Report for Phase 2 Engagement will be released on the website in the fall of 2019.

Details of the Engagement:

Date: June 19 to July 31, 2019

Status: Open

Location: Province wide

Category: Transportation

Type: Online, Mail, In person

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