Mount Maxwell Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island

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. To visit Mount Maxwell Provincial Park on your trip to Salt Spring Island, use our Salt Spring Island day trip planning site .
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  • We stayed on Salt Spring Island the last week of September at Cusheon Lake Resort (which is the perfect location to stay to explore Mt. Maxwell and the rest of the island) and would highly recommend t...  more »
  • After reading the reviews, I was of two minds about risking my rental car on the unpaved final section up Mount Maxwell but it turned out to be perfectly OK. I took my time because the bumps were not ...  more »
  • it is a long and hard way to climb this Maxwell Mount. 9.1 KM from the car park. it is not possible to drive there by yr own car if you dont want to break it. the rental car dont allow you to drive th...  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

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