Mount Benson Regional Park

Mount Benson Regional Park now boasts 292 hectares of forested land along the upper north-east slopes of Mount Benson. It offers panoramic views extending from Nanaimo to the Strait of Georgia and contains the headwaters of Witchcraft Lake and Westwood Lake as well as Millstone River and Chase River. Benson View Regional Trail leads hikers from the parking lot to the Regional Park. The trail is steep and rough in places; allow three to five hours for a return trip and be prepared for changeable weather.

What to do
How to get there
Park Gate Hours

Summer (March 2 to October 31)

  • Open at 5:00 a.m.
  • Closed at 11:00 p.m.

Winter (November 1 to March 1)

  • Open at 5:00 a.m.
  • Closed at 8:00 p.m.

If you do not remove your vehicle by closing time, it will be locked in until 5:00 p.m. the following day.