Known for its huge trees, some of these giants on Meares Island are thought to be between 800-1300 years old. The trail we took is called the “Big Tree Trail” passing through old growth and the “Hanging Garden Tree” which is a Western Red Cedar more than 1000 years old! Throughout the park, we were in awe of the size of the cedar trees, known as the “Trees of Life”. These trees have long been considered sacred to the indigenous way of life, providing shelter, canoes and even the inner bark being used for clothing.