Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park is British Columbia’s newest park and is quickly becoming one of the “must do” parks to see and hike in British Columbia.
Nestled in the traditonal territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, the park protects a portion of the only inland temperate rainforest in the world. Hiking the Ancient Forest trail will bring you past thousand year old western redcedars and a rich biodiversity of plants, mosses, lichens and fungi.
The 450-metre long universal access boardwalk provides the opportunity for people with all abilities to experience this majestic area. Another 2.3 km of boardwalk provides access to magnificent “Big” Tree, Tree Beard, Radies Tree and a beautiful cascading waterfall.
This park has a day-use/picnic area.
This park has universal access pit toilets – no flush toilets are available.
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets must be on leash on the Ancient Forest boardwalk trails. Please take additional care when meeting other people or pets to avoid any conflicts or issues. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears. If your pets are accompanying you, they must be on a leash at all times, and you are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
This protected area is partially open to hunting. Highway set back closures are in effect as well as 400 metres from a park road. Please refer to the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.
Snowshoeing on the Ancient Forest Boardwalk Trail is a great way to see this site in the winter. Limited winter parking is available.
This park and associated hiking trails are located midway between Prince George and McBride on Highway 16. It is about 115 km east of PG on Highway 16 and 103 km west of McBride. The nearest cities are Prince George and McBride.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.