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Glinz Lake

The Dock at Glinz Lake in Sooke, BC.

Glinz Lake is found on the 1200 acre property of Camp Thunderbird, the unique outdoor branch of the YMCA-YWCA of Greater Victoria. For Glinz Lake trail maps, photographs, directions, and much more practical information get a copy of the Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook. In the full book you’ll find details on facilities, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, kids, dogs, and plenty more for 25 lakes in Victoria, Sooke

 

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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Matheson Lake

Swimmers at Matheson Lake

Matheson Lake is a wonderful place with a sand beach, surrounding mid-growth forest, and plenty of trails to explore nearby. It will take several visits to truly know the nature of this magical place. If you prefer being in the water rather than on the trails, swim from the main beach out to Ian Gillespie Island. This small island offers plenty of space to lie down and soak up the

 

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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Blinkhorn Lake

Blinkhorn Lake in Metchosin, BC. Photograph by Adam Ungstad.

Quietly shimmering away in the heart of Metchosin, Blinkhorn Nature Park is an ideal place to go for a walk to get away from it all. There is an easy 40 minute stroll through a peaceful forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar surrounding this small lake. For Blinkhorn Lake trail maps, photographs, directions, and much more practical information get a copy of the Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver

 

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:

Florence Lake

Florence Lake in Langford, BC.

Hidden behind a busy intersection of the TransCanada Highway, Florence Lake is virtually unknown to both visitors and locals alike. The lake offers views and fishing year around, with swimming opportunities in the summer and a colourful display of leaves in the fall. For Florence Lake trail maps, photographs, directions, and much more practical information get a copy of the Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook. In the full

 

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:

Glen Lake

Fishing pier at Glen Lake in Langford, BC.

South of Langford Lake is a haven for paddlers of all sorts.  Glen Clove Park at the south end features a small but scenic boardwalk and is a great place to watch lily pads grow from spring into the fall. The northern bank has picnic tables under Douglas fir and willow trees, as well as an accessible viewpoint that juts out a ways from the shore, doubling as fishing platform.

 

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: