The Ancient Forest Trail was closed for a portion of the day, as a helicopter dropped 17 tonnes of building material. The lumber and stone was delivered to the upper portion of the trail. Volunteers will use it to build the upper portion of the interpretive trail, by the waterfall. Until now, volunteers had to carry in everything by hand. Without the donated helicopter time, volunteers would have spent the entire summer completing the job. Longtime volunteer Nowell Senior is very thankful for the help. He is glad so many tourists and locals are able to enjoy the unique ecosystem. The Ancient Forest is BC’s newest provincial park. Thanks to the dedication of volunteers, the raised trail is able to welcome about 15,000 visitors every year without damaging the sensitive plants in the inland rainforest. It’s home to giant cedars; some have been growing there for 2,000 years. The helicopter time was donated by a local business that wishes to remain anonymous.