The Vancouver Island region of Canada’s Pacific North West is home to some of the most diverse forest ecosystems in the world. These temperate rain forest’s and the Northern gulf Islands provide the ideal environment for the growth of huge trees. Douglas Fir, Red and Yellow Cedars grow to giant proportions and have long been the target of logging on this part of the continent.

Much of the original first growth forests have been depleted but in more recent years great steps have been taken to preserve what is left and major replanting initiatives have begun to re-establish forests. In spite of the its logging history, the area around Vancouver Island remains a vast wilderness with thousand of miles of coastline and an abundance of pristine forest lakes and ocean that supports wildlife of all description.