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Port Alberni, Hiking
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December windstorms caused severe damage along the West Coast Trail. Approximately 2,000 trees have toppled, cable cars at Carmanah and Klanawa have come down, the suspension bridge over Logan Creek has disappeared and there is a sizeable mudslide 12 kilometers from the Pachena trailhead. Parks Canada staff are still assessing the damage.
Parks Canada has many National Parks and National Historic Sites in remote areas and has contingency funding available for events such as this. Parks Canada is making every effort to ensure that visitors can have a west coast trail experience this summer. Although this had a major impact on the forest, it was a natural phenomenon. The landscape along the West Coast Trail has changed considerably. Parks Canada will continue to keep the public informed of progress.
For more information please visit the Pacific Rim website