Wildwood Ecoforest

Wildwood is an 83-acre demonstration ecoforest nestled just north of Ladysmith.


Wildwood is an 83-acre ecoforest nestled along the shores of Quennell Lake just north of Ladysmith.  It lies within the traditional territories of the Stz’uminus and Snuneymuxw Coast Salish First Nations.

A rare and unique demonstration ecoforest, Wildwood is home to a good many original Coastal Douglas-firs, representing a vanishing ecosystem once abundant on Vancouver Island.  Less than .3% of these forests remain. These ancient, original trees stand among a profusion of western red-cedar, bigleaf maple, flowering dogwood and arbutus trees, and bring an amazing presence to the forest, stately in their towering height and size. 

Extend your visit by staying overnight at the Homestead at Wildwood!

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