Join Warrick Whitehead on a hike to the Koksilah Ancient Trees to see this incredible old growth forest with tall Douglas Firs, up to 800 years old. He will talk about the biology and history of the area and will also provide details of his dream to have the Koksilah Ancient Tree area made into a park. Expect to see birds and other wildlife on the trail to the trees. The hike is 5 kms total on a good but rough trail, wear sturdy shoes, bring raingear, a snack and lunch and water. We'll have lunch down by the river. A hiking stick would also be a useful thing to have along.
Warrick Whitehead is a volunteer ecological reserve warden, has sat on the Strathcona Park Public Advisory Committee, led countless hikes, hiked many places worldwide, guided for Nootka Island and participated in trying to save many precious areas.
Hikers coming from Duncan meet under the big hockey stick on the Island Savings Centre to carpool at 9am. South end hikers will meet Duncan hikers at Mason's Store in Shawinigan Lake between 9:20-9:30am. From there everyone can carpool together to the hiking location. Hikers can expect to be back in Duncan by 4pm.
Fee: $10 adults, children free.