It's no secret that B.C. is blessed with some phenomenal natural wonders. We're already used to swooning over to breath-taking ocean and mountain ranges, but many might not know that we have some epic trees as well. For example, the Red Creek Fir in Port Renfrew, B.C. is the tallest Douglas Fir tree in the world, and you really have to make the trip to understand just how massive it is.
Port Renfrew is a two-hour drive west of Victoria, B.C.
Or, it will take between six and seven hours if you're making the journey from downtown Vancouver.
You will be able to get up close to the tree by taking the Red Creek Fir Trail. It's a cleared-out trail from the Red Creek parking lot, so you don't have to worry about getting lost in the woods.
But then again, when the woods are this magical, it's not such a bad idea to take your time and feel at one with nature.
If that's what you've been seeking, this giant, imposing tree will check all your boxes. The Red Creek Fir stands at a height of 73.8 meters, making it the tallest Douglas Fir tree in the world.
You basically have to lay on the ground to see the top because the human neck just doesn't work that way.
You could also just stand next to the tree and compare heights. Sometimes it's good to get a reminder of Mother Nature's incredible offerings.
Not only is this tree remarkably tall, but it's also really olf.
Port Renfrew's website says that this tree may be as old as 1000 years old.
However, it is believed that there are trees on the island that go back way before that.
So whether you like to gaze at towering structures or you like to feel calm and peaceful within a cozy wooded setting, Red Creek Fir is the destination for you.
The area has many other hiking trails, including the Falls Creek Trail and River Bank Trail.
The San Juan River is super close by as well and absolutely worth seeing.
Whether you're a tree nerd or a nature lover or just someone who needs some fresh air, this is the perfect outing.
Red Creek Firn
Address: Port Renfrew, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: Feast your eyes on the tallest, most majestic Douglas Fir tree in the world.
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