Elder Cedar is on the left side of North Rd. just before DegnanRd. when heading to Silva Bay. The sign is of the road but a small pull out is at the side of the road.
This 65 hectare (162) forest is the first Free Crown Grant the trust fund board received from the province of British Columbia. This special property contains mixed young to mature conifer forest, including the last remaining stand of old growth trees on Gabriola Island. Rocky outcrops, several streams and additional smaller wet complexes are scattered throughout the reserve, providing high biodiversity values to the property. It is home to the Western screech owl, turkey vulture and Townsend big eared bat. The name comes from Hul'qumi'num language. The translated word Elder means more than old; it has connotations of unseen ancestrors and Guardians.