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Heal Lake

Heal Lake is a ghost.  It was drained by the Capital Regional District in 1991 to make additional space for the Hartland Regional Landfill. What do you think you’d find at the bottom of a drained lake that was formed by a glacier thousands of years ago? Believe it or not, logs. Hundreds of perfectly preserved logs, some of which are nearly 10,000 years old were found in the sediments

 

The Best Guidebook For Lakes in
Victoria, Sooke & Saanich!

Get the book in Kindle format from amazon.ca.
Watch the forest glide by as you swim through clean, warm waters on a hot summer’s day. Admire the wildflowers as you hike to a secluded lake, or spend a sunny afternoon with the whole family on the beach.

From fishing for trout or smallmouth bass, to enjoying a peaceful morning at the lake shore, the lakes of southern Vancouver Island are a fantastic way to get outside.

The Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook is packed full with 152 pages of maps, photographs, quick reference, top ten lists and history.


About the book:

Secret Lakes was published in 2012 and has been out of print since 2013.  A new, expanded edition is on the way for spring 2021!  Meanwhile, you can still buy the 2012 version of the book in Kindle format from Amazon.

With 152 pages packed with maps, directions, quick reference and Top Ten lists, the full book covers 25 lakes in Victoria, Sooke and Saanich with detailed information on:


Lakes in the book:

Blinkhorn Lake
Crabapple Lake
Durrance Lake 
Eagles Lake
Elk/Beaver Lake 
Florence Lake
Fork Lake
Glen Lake
Glinz Lake
Grass Lake
Heal Lake
Kemp Lake
Killarney Lake
Langford Lake 
Lookout Lake
Matheson Lake 
Pease Lake
Peden Lake
Prior Lake
Prospect Lake 
Quarantine Lake
Sheilds Lake
Spectacle Lake 
Swan Lake
Thetis Lake

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Quarantine Lake

North of Becher Bay and south east of Mount Matheson is the small, little-known Quarantine Lake. While the lake is quite close to Matheson Lake as the crow flies, it is relatively unknown because it falls within the Beecher Bay Indian Reserve, and there is no access to the public. Yet one can’t help but wonder where this lake got its name from. Quarantine Lake was the site where individuals

 

The Best Guidebook For Lakes in
Victoria, Sooke & Saanich!

Get the book in Kindle format from amazon.ca.
Watch the forest glide by as you swim through clean, warm waters on a hot summer’s day. Admire the wildflowers as you hike to a secluded lake, or spend a sunny afternoon with the whole family on the beach.

From fishing for trout or smallmouth bass, to enjoying a peaceful morning at the lake shore, the lakes of southern Vancouver Island are a fantastic way to get outside.

The Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook is packed full with 152 pages of maps, photographs, quick reference, top ten lists and history.


About the book:

Secret Lakes was published in 2012 and has been out of print since 2013.  A new, expanded edition is on the way for spring 2021!  Meanwhile, you can still buy the 2012 version of the book in Kindle format from Amazon.

With 152 pages packed with maps, directions, quick reference and Top Ten lists, the full book covers 25 lakes in Victoria, Sooke and Saanich with detailed information on:


Lakes in the book:

Blinkhorn Lake
Crabapple Lake
Durrance Lake 
Eagles Lake
Elk/Beaver Lake 
Florence Lake
Fork Lake
Glen Lake
Glinz Lake
Grass Lake
Heal Lake
Kemp Lake
Killarney Lake
Langford Lake 
Lookout Lake
Matheson Lake 
Pease Lake
Peden Lake
Prior Lake
Prospect Lake 
Quarantine Lake
Sheilds Lake
Spectacle Lake 
Swan Lake
Thetis Lake

Learn More: