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 3 to 5 hours for a return trip and be prepared for changeable weather.