Sunday (Sept. 22) is Rivers Day, and the Wilderness Committee is hosting their annual tour to the third-tallest Sitka Spruce tree in Canada to celebrate.
The nearly 300-year-old tree doesn’t have a marked trail leading to it. Annette Tanner, mid-Island chairperson for the committee, explains it is still under threat from logging.
“We haven’t been able to save the forest or purchase it from Island Timberlands,” she said.
Starting at 1 p.m., the two-hour outing will go along the Little Qualicum River. Participants will meet for the by-donation tour at the Faye Smith Viewpoint on Old Island Highway below West Crescent Road.
For more information, call 250-751-6585.