Walk amongst towering cedar trees in this old-growth forest

I am a huge fan of road trips! They have been a common theme recently and I foresee more and more of them in the future. With travel still being very limited, let’s continue to explore where we live. During a road trip last summer to the Rocky Mountains, one of our stops between Vancouver and Banff was the Giant Cedars Boardwalk.

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Giant Cedars Boardwalk

Wooden walkway through an old growth forest
The 0.5 km trail is through an old-growth forest with tall cedar trees along a wooden pathway

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remembering that life is about the journey and not the destination, let’s explore this 0.5-kilometre stroll through an old-growth forest. It’s a gorgeous walk because some of the trees are over 500 years old!

Revelstoke National Park

Located in Mount Revelstoke National Park, the Giant Cedars Boardwalk is 6 hours east of Vancouver and 28 km east of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway. Since it is located in Mount Revelstoke National Park you are required to have a national park pass to stop here.

Giant Canadian Cedar Trees

Woman standing at the foot of tall cedar trees
With me standing beneath these giant trees you can really see just how tall they are!

The trailhead is located in the parking lot, making this a very easy and quick forest bathing stop for everyone to enjoy. Aside from it being a short half-kilometre walk, the elevation gain is a mere 28 metres. It’s definitely a walk in the woods as opposed to a hike.

Large green leaves and fern
Greenery in the form of leaves, fern and trees is everywhere along the boardwalk

It is a short, easy stroll along a wooden boardwalk. It’s relatively flat with wooden stairs located throughout. There are also benches located along the walk for those who wish to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

Wooden Boardwalk

Woman walking through an old growth forest
The entire boardwalk is along a wooden pathway with some stairs throughout

You don’t really need proper hiking boots for this quick, stretch your legs walk in the woods along the Giant Cedars Boardwalk. Although I always recommend them and I’m sure the wood gets slippery during certain times of the year. As my visit was in August, the boardwalk was dry and I wore my running shoes.

Giant trees in BC

Tall cedar trees in an old growth forest
I love the way the sunlight was peeking out from behind these giant cedar trees
Large tree stumps in old growth forest

If you’re planning a road trip, check out my post on How to plan an epic road trip and then let me know how it goes!

I discovered this gem while plotting out our road trip using the Roadtrippers app. I swear by this app! If you haven’t yet tried it, it’s awesome. There are both free and paid versions and I guarantee it will make your road trip planning so much easier.

What do you think, would you stop and check out the Grand Cedars Boardwalk? It really is the perfect 15-30 minute pit stop to stretch your legs and enjoy some forest bathing.

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