San Juan Spruce
The San Juan Spruce is Canada’s largest spruce tree and the world’s second largest. This definition is based on the total amount of mass the tree holds within it. This tree is located beside the San Juan River in a provincial forestry recreation site with camping options. There are other large spruces and big leaf maples in the area to enjoy while exploring.
- Zero your odometer at the beach house.
- Using the map, drive the same route as if you were driving towards Lake Cowichan. (Over the San Juan River Bridge)
- At 1.9km veer right where the road splits.
- At 3.4km you will have just crossed a one lane bridge and arrived at an intersection. Turn Right.
- Continue on this road towards Lake Cowichan.
- At 16km, and before you reach Lizard Lake, take a spur road off to the right.
- At 19km, there is a T-junction. Keep going straight.
- At 21 km, you will go over a small bridge crossing the San Juan River. Just after the bridge, look for a pullout on the left hand side of the road. Park and find the very short trail to the San Juan Spruce.