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.

Features

  • The highest viewpoint (185m) on Mayne Island
  • Views of other Gulf Islands and the Lower Mainland
  • 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.

Amenities

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.


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Alerts & Notices

  • Fire danger rating is Extreme, campground fire ban in effect

    Fires and smoking prohibited at all CRD parks & trails, including campgrounds. Please take extreme care in natural areas #CRDParks #BCwildfire. Read more >>

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Smoking in Parks

Effective April 1, the CRD Clean Air Bylaw makes all parks smoke-free zones. Read more >>

Please conserve our Parks

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Keep your dog under control
  • Pick up your dog's droppings
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited
  • Camping is prohibited
  • Open fires are prohibited
  • Alcohol is prohibited

Dog Restrictions

From June 1 to September 15, dogs must be on leash when passing through beach and picnic areas and are not allowed to stay.

Please be aware that some regional parks have specific regulations regarding dogs. Read more >>