The Ultimate Big Tree Experience in Port Renfrew, BC!
Difficulty: Moderate (See examples of the mixed boardwalk and dirt trails)
Length: Full Day (approx. 9am-4pm) Tours begin and end in Port Renfrew.
Dates: Based on availability between May-October.
Price: $150 per person +GST
Optional: Pro Photo Package - $75 per group
Who's it for? This is the Port Renfrew tour for the real big tree enthusiasts!
What you'll see: The Avatar Grove, San Juan Spruce, Red Creek Fir, Fairy Lake, Pacheedaht Beach, & more!
Tour Description: Take a trip back in time to the land of giants! Your day will start with a 1-2 hour visit at the Avatar Grove, an incredible stand of monumental ancient redcedar and Douglas-fir trees that was found in 2010 by your tour guide, TJ Watt. Many of the unique trees in this area are covered in giant burls, including “Canada’s Gnarliest Tree”, a huge redcedar with a 12ft (3m) wide burl growing out of its side! After Avatar, we'll head into the San Juan Valley, stopping to watch for wildlife along the estuary meadow, and snapping some photos of the famous 'bonsai tree' at Fairy Lake. Next up is the San Juan Spruce, one of Canada's largest Sitka spruce trees. Growing at the edge of the San Juan River, the tree is surrounded by moss-covered bigleaf maples and red alders. Here we'll have lunch and then it's on to the Red Creek Fir, the world's largest Douglas-fir tree! The drive to the Red Creek Fir from the San Juan Spruce takes about 40 minutes and is along some bumpier roads but worth the journey for the adventurous big tree fans. If bumps aren't your thing, we'll switch it up and spend more time elsewhere. We'll end the day with a visit to the Pacheedaht Beach back in Port Renfrew with experiences and memories to last a lifetime.