White River Provincial ParkDonald Lovegrove2014-03-31T16:26:56-08:00
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White River Provincial Park on northern Vancouver Island is a small, undeveloped wilderness area that protects old-growth forest and important Roosevelt elk and black bear habitat.
This scenic 68-hectare park and its old-growth forest are stunning enough for Hollywood to take notice. Portions of White River were used as a film site for the movie The Scarlet Letter, filmed here in 1994. Visitors to the park today will find remnants of the film set, including wide boardwalks designed to accommodate horse-drawn carriages.
A short 5-minute loop trail through the forest leads down to the White River. Along the way, visitors will be stand in awe of the massive Douglas fir and western red cedar trees. These giants helped earn White River the nickname the Cathedral Grove of the North Island, a reference to Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park.
Fishing in the park is excellent, with summer steelhead, coho, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden found in the White River. The park is undeveloped with no facilities available.
White River Provincial Park is located on the White River, 16 miles (25 km) due south of Sayward on northern Vancouver Island. The park is accessed by the gravel White River Road off the Island Highway 19 from Sayward Junction.
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