Mill Farm Regional ParkDonald Lovegrove2019-12-31T13:30:48-08:00
Premier Listings for Mill Farm Park
This 65-hectare park, acquired in November 1996 as part of the Pacific Marine Heritage Legacy, is located on the western slopes of Mount Bruce, on Saltspring Island.
Features of the park include an old mill, a 26-hectare stand of old-growth Douglas-fir, Garry Oak meadow habitat and many endangered species of plants and wildflowers.
Another reason to make the trip to Mill Farm Park is to take in the magnificent views. The Mount Bruce Trail provides a fine view into the Saanich Inlet as far as Senanus Island to the south and over Separation Point into Cowichan Bay to the West.
From the summit of Mount Bruce, look to the east over the Southern Gulf Islands, Washington’s Mount Baker and the Coast Mountains of the BC mainland in the background.
The park, as yet undeveloped with no facilities, is accessed by BC Ferries from Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Fulford Harbour on Saltspring Island.
From the ferry terminal take Isabella Point Road, turn onto Musgrave Road and continue on this picturesque but rough, dirt road for 12 kilometres to the park.
On the way back from the park, take a few minutes to pause at the crest of Musgrave Road for a great view of Fulford Harbour and the ferry terminal.
Nearby Regions & Towns
This park is a Regional Park, Municipal Park, or proposed park, and does not fall under the jurisdiction of Parks Canada (National Parks) or the BC Ministry of Environment (BC Parks).
Listen to the quiet or sometimes the frog chorus or children’s laughter. With 14 one & two bedroom log cottages & 2 cedar loft cabins, the resort is a destination for all. Couples wanting to spend a relaxing time with each other. Families ready to enjoy time together inside and out – playing board games or swimming and boating. Beautiful, well-maintained cottages with lake frontage, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens & TVs. The resort grounds are surrounded by the lake on three sides, with 2 docks, a swimming beach with raft and a boat beach for lake access. Canoes, rowboats and outdoor hot tub are here for your use.
Salt Spring Island Golf & Country Club
Located in the heart of beautiful Salt Spring Island, and just minutes from the downtown core, the Salt Spring Island Golf and Country Club is truly a memorable experience. Established in 1928, and since remodelled and improved, this nine-hole, par-36 course is open year round to members and the general public. The club includes a 250-yard driving range and practice putting green. Twilight rates available. Treat yourself to an island getaway!
Tee times are required 7 days a week, and times can be booked 7 days in advance by contacting the pro shop or booking online at saltspringgolf.com. The practice range is open daily, and you can rent clubs and power carts as needed.
Treat yourself to an island getaway!
Mowhinna Creek Campground
Mowhinna Creek Campground is located in the heart of Salt Spring Island, 1 km south of Ganges, where shopping, banks, galleries and restaurants abound. The campground offers a convenient central location from which to explore the island and is located on the local bus route.
Nestled in the woods, the RV sites are easily accessible for large units and have water, power and septic hook-ups. Tent sites vary from very sunny to partly shaded. Walk-in sites are accessed by a ring road. We have 2 small unfurnished sleeping cabins that sleep 2 adults and a child comfortably. The cabins have power and water onsite, and one is situated on a large site that can accommodate a RV or tent at additional cost.
Campground amenities include 30-amp power, flush toilets, showers, WiFi internet, a playground and friendly campground hosts. Leashed pets are welcome. Reservations recommended.
Cedar Beach Resort is located on beautiful St. Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island. Our 5 acre resort offers 17 cabins and suites as well as 23 fully-serviced RV/camping sites. We have our own private, sandy beach right on the lake. Our heated, outdoor swimming pool (open mid-May to mid-September) and hot tub offer fabulous lake views. All cabins and suites are fully furnished with cooking facilities, and the adjoining Beach House offers indoor and outdoor recreation space. An exceptional venue for family reunions, gatherings, and small group weddings.