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Mount Maxwell Provincial Park
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    Mount Maxwell Provincial Park has exceptional viewpoints which overlook Fulford Valley and Sansum Narrows providing a broad view of the lower Gulf Islands as well as southern Vancouver Island.  
 

You can hike several trails around the the park's peak and there are a number of connections to other area trails which lead down the back side of the mountain, many of which are not shown on the island maps, so take careful note of your route if you wander off to explore. You can reach the park by car or you can hike up along one or the parks trails. If you would prefer to hike up (good one) then follow Fulford-Ganges Road from the Fulford ferry terminal and head towards Ganges and watch for Dukes road on you're left. Head up dukes to Seymour Heights and turn left. At the junction you can take another left on Armand Way and park at the end of the road where you'll find the more difficult route to the peak. Your other option is to continue along Seymour Heights (go straight at the junction) then bear left at the next one, then watch for the trail marker on you're left a short distance further on.This is a day use park without camping facilities.

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Getting Here

To drive to the park take Fulford-Ganges Road from the Fulford ferry terminal and head towards Ganges. About 1.5km before Ganges (approximately 11km from Fulford) head west along Cranberry Road and then continue on along Maxwell Mountain Road to the parking lot. The parking area is about 9km from Fulford-Ganges Road and a part of this section is not paved and can be rough. From Ganges head south on Fulford Ganges Road and watch for the signs for the park as you climb the hill out of town. The road is not suitable for RVs.

 

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