Located on Mayne Island, in the Gulf Islands, this park is a perfect place to appreciate nature. A natural ecosystem, Mount Parke boasts spectacular vistas, forest walks, bird watching and spring wildflowers.


  • The highest viewpoint (185m) on Mayne Island
  • Views of other Gulf Islands and Salish Sea.
  • A variety of wildflowers and birds to observe while hiking the ridge and slopes

Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: 49.02 hectares
Location: Mayne Island
Established: 1991
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Things to Do

Follow the winding woodland trail through a forest dark with western red cedar and red alder, giant sword fern and Oregon grape. Listen for ravens arguing overhead, and look for bald eagles and turkey vultures circling in the sky.

The trail leads to the ridge and panoramic views of the land and sea below. In spring, wildflowers cling to the slopes. Blue-eyed Mary, early saxifrage and spring gold are just a few of the resident wildflowers here.


Information Kiosk Parking Lot Toilet

There is an information kiosk and toilet at the parking lot.

How to Get There

Take the ferry from Swartz Bay to Village Bay, Mayne Island. From the ferry terminal, follow Village Bay Road. Turn right on Fernhill Road, then right on Montrose Road, which leads to the park entrance. Allow approximately 10 minutes driving time from the ferry terminal.

Photo Credit

Toby Snelgrove

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Please conserve our Parks

Please follow these rules to keep the park natural and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Dogs must be on leash or under control to avoid injuring or disturbing people, pets or wildlife
  • Pick up dog droppings and take them to the trash
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Motorized vehicles, camping, open fires, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited