The 536-hectare Mount Work Regional Park borders on Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, in the Highlands area of the Saanich Peninsula.
A very popular recreation spot, Mount Work offers a variety of landscapes and activities. Three small freshwater lakes dot the slopes of Mount Work Regional Park – Durrance Lake, Pease Lake and Fork Lake – Durrance Lake being the largest and most frequently visited.
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Depending on your mood, the weather, and the season, freshen up in Durrance Lake or Pease Lake on the north side of the park once you’ve completed the hike to the top of the mountain, or just relax at the lakeside and enjoy the woodland ambience. Fork Lake lies near Munn Road, at the south end of the hiking trail to the summit of Mount Work.
A feature of the park is the Summit Trail that provides great wilderness hiking through a Cedar forest and open areas to the summit of Mount Work. The trailhead is at the parking lot opposite the head of the McKenzie Bight trail on Durrance Road. Conditions in the park vary with the weather, and you’re fully exposed to the elements, so plan accordingly. Please stay on the main trails, as the mossy groundcover is sensitive to damage from trampling.
Trails provide seaside access to McKenzie Bight and climb to spectacular viewpoints and rocky outcroppings on Partridge Hills and Jocelyn Hill.
Mount Work Regional Park is located northwest of Victoria on Southern Vancouver Island. The park is accessed via West Saanich Road, Wallace Drive, Willis Point Road and Durrance Road in Highlands.
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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).