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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  • August 14, 2017
    Great food, wonderful ambiance and live music!! Who could ask for more? Locals enjoy sitting on perimeter listening to music.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Rough drive up but it was worth it. The view was magnificent! There are great hiking trials and out houses if needed. Very nice.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Road is very bumpy, steep and narrow in places. If you see another vehicle coming towards you, and you are near a pull-out, please ensure you pull to the side and wait for the vehicle to pass. As with...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • April 26, 2017
    ❤️❤️❤️ 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.
  • May 9, 2017
    Fantastic views over the islands and water. Worth the drive but make sure you have a sturdy vehicle. The road up is very rough!
  • June 1, 2017
    We went all the way to the top of the mountain what a view.....absolutely breath taking
  • April 26, 2017
    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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