4 Things You Might Not Know about Mount Arrowsmith

Here are 4 things you might not have known about Mount Arrowsmith.

horses by Mount Arrowsmith
Photo by Janice McOuat, 2012 myPQB Story Contest.
  1. Mount Arrowsmith, at 1817 metres, is the largest mountain on southern Vancouver Island.
  2. This Island mountain is included in one of 564 world-wide Biosphere Reserves. The Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve is unique in its vertical range, extending from the top of Mount Arrowsmith to the bottom of the Salish sea, at 300 metres in depth.
  3. The quickest of several ways to hike up the mountain is the Judges Route.
  4. Mount Arrowsmith's hiking trails are within an hour drive of Parksville Qualicum Beach.

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