Mount Maxwell Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island

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Head to Mount Maxwell Provincial Park, known for its marvellous viewpoint on the top of a towering cliff face. The viewpoint--called Baynes Peak--rewards visitors with memorable views of Vancouver Island, the nearby Gulf Islands, and mainland British Columbia. Hike through a dense forest landscape filled with old growth Douglas firs and Garry oak meadows. Bring some food and have a picnic by the creek while raptor birds soar overhead. Note that when taking a car to the peak, the roads contain many potholes. Don’t forget to bring your camera. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Salt Spring Island holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Maxwell Provincial Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Not a bad hike. Not for small children. Climb is up hill. View so worth it. The trees on hike are awesome.  more »
  • This was supposed to be an invigorating hike to see the forest, the big trees and the bay. We started at the end of Armand Way, after a short walk from our B&B, but if you are driving from town, this ...  more »
  • Awsome point of viewa must see place. The road was really beautiful and sound of nature can be heared easily. Hope every one has the chance of visiting here . Elder peaople are also able to visit this...  more »
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  • Amazing hike and trails. Variety of difficulties for different hikers. It takes around 1-1.5 hr from the bottom of Burgoyne Bay to the top of Mt. Maxwell at a walking pace. The view is spectacular at the peak. Some trails are unmarked and easy to get lost; stay attentive.
  • ❤️❤️❤️ the drive up was amazing all on its own. You see homes n their farms . It was like scenery from the hobbit movie. Absolutely beautiful. And when you arrive at the top, it's breath taking. There are picnic tables and trails you can walk on.
  • Fantastic views over the islands and water. Worth the drive but make sure you have a sturdy vehicle. The road up is very rough!
  • We went all the way to the top of the mountain what a view.....absolutely breath taking
  • Drove all the way to the top, takes about 20 mins. The view was great! Very recommended, but if you decide to drive to the top, drive a crossover or SUV, the road condition was bad, sedan won't be able to drive on it