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9 Photos from My Day Trip to the Ancient Forest

Snowshoeing through a winter wonderland full of ancient cedar trees.

By: Kaila Walton + Save to a List

I hadn't been to this unique park in the winter yet. One of my little sisters tagged along with me for this day trip. I wasn't sure if the Ancient Forest could get more beautiful and peaceful than it already is, but it managed to. My little sister and I left Prince George in the morning and drove an hour east to this amazing park. Winter is my second favourite season in Northern BC, summer is number one. 

Here are a few photos I took of this mini adventure:

This section of the Ancient Forest trail is wheelchair accessible.

These trees are so big. It is hard to describe the feeling walking amongst giants.

This big guy is named Treebeard, due to its uncanny similarities to the famous Ent in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Every time I walk in this forest, I am reminded of how small I am compared to this world and it is a very humbling feeling. Sometimes it is great to go somewhere to get much needed perspective.

My younger sister in the lead heading back towards the parking lot, after doing the smaller of the two loops in the park.

A small creek on the side of the highway, just before the Ancient Forest parking area. 

My newest tattoo can make for some neat photos. Who else has outdoor inspired ink?

The sunset on the way back from the park. Sunset is usually around 18:00 in the Prince George area during winter, which is why one has to make the most of the daylight we get during the winter!

To check out the details of this trek, see my adventure: Hike the Ancient Forest Trail.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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