Where to See Big Trees in Vancouver

Looking up into a stand of huge trees on Vancouver's North Shore.

Huge trees on Vancouver’s North Shore. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Vancouver is a pretty green city, both environmentally and literally. We have a LOT of trees. Our mild and wet climate means that Vancouver sits in the middle of the world’s largest temperate rainforest, a zone that stretches from Alaska to Northern California. Logging has removed most of Vancouver’s ancient old growth trees, but there are still lots of towering giants to be found in the area. Here are eight places to see big trees in Vancouver.

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Where to See Big Trees in Vancouver

See World’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree in North Vancouver

canyonWatch out Rockefeller Center – Vancouver’s taking over the Christmas tree crown.

At 46.4 metres, a Douglas fir in North Vancouver is being hailed as the world’s tallest living Christmas tree.  Located at Capilano Suspension Bridge, the 250-year-old tree has been decorated with more than 10,000 bulbs, which will be lit for the opening of the annual Canyon Lights display, Nov. 30.

Officials at Capilano Suspension Bridge say they’ve scoured the Internet and can find no records of a taller living Christmas tree.   Continue reading:
See World’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree in North Vancouver