Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, is home to some of the world's largest spruce trees.
The Carmanah Giant, at 95 meters, is thought to be the tallest Sitka spruce in the world, although it is less than 400 years old! There are much older, gnarled cedars estimated to be well over 1,000 years old clinging to the side hills.
The lower Carmanah valley was declared a provincial park in 1990, as a result of the eventual discovery of the Sitka Spruce 'legendary giant' by conservationist Randy Stoltmann in 1988
Due to budget cuts, the BC Government has stopped maintaining the park. Due to down trees and washouts some of the boardwalks and trails have been damage