Mount Benson Regional Park & Benson View Regional Trail
The park boasts 213 hectares of forested land along the upper north-east slopes of Mount Benson, with panoramic views extending from Nanaimo to the Strait of Georgia and the mainland beyond. Enjoy an abundance of wildlife habitat in an area that contains the headwaters of Witchcraft and Westwood Lake as well as Millstone and Chase River. Rugged mountain trails and old logging roads allow users to explore the park and reach the summit of Mount Benson, located outside park boundaries. Trails are steep and rough; allow 5 to 7 hours for a return trip and be prepared for changeable weather.