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Peden Lake

Peden Lake in Sooke, BC. Photograph by Tracy Clifford.

Peden Lake is known as a great swimming destination and an excellent day hike for campers staying at the Sooke Potholes Campground.  Peden Lake also makes for a great rest stop for those hiking up to the summit of Mount Empress. For Peden 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

 

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

Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook - eBook edition for $9.95

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 with eagles overhead 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.

 
 

What's in the book?

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:

Swimming

Hiking

Fishing

Paddling

Cycling

Kids & Families

Dogs

Trail Maps

Natural Features

Local History

 
Learn More:

Grass Lake

Grass Lake in Sooke, BC. Photograph by Tracy Clifford.

As one might expect, much of the shoreline around Grass Lake consists of wetlands and tall, marshy grass. Various maps show different shapes for this lake, indicating that water levels have changed its shape over time. For Grass 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,

 

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

Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook - eBook edition for $9.95

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 with eagles overhead 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.

 
 

What's in the book?

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:

Swimming

Hiking

Fishing

Paddling

Cycling

Kids & Families

Dogs

Trail Maps

Natural Features

Local History

 
Learn More:

Sheilds Lake

Islands in Sheilds Lake. Photograph by Adam Ungstad.

Nestled deep in the Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve is Sheilds Lake, once known as the “Lake of the Seven Hills” after the mountains and peaks that surround it.  Leave early for your hike to get to Sheilds Lake, as time passes by quickly once you are there! For Sheilds Lake trail maps, photographs, directions, and much more practical information get a copy of the Secret Lakes of Southern

 

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

Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook - eBook edition for $9.95

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 with eagles overhead 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.

 
 

What's in the book?

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:

Swimming

Hiking

Fishing

Paddling

Cycling

Kids & Families

Dogs

Trail Maps

Natural Features

Local History

 
Learn More:

Kemp Lake

Paddling at Kemp Lake in Sooke BC. Photograph by Adam Ungstad

If you are coming from the city the first thing you will notice getting out of your vehicle at Kemp Lake is the pristine, fresh ocean air in the Sooke area – the air at Kemp Lake alone will make your trip worthwhile! For Kemp 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!

Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook - eBook edition for $9.95

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 with eagles overhead 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.

 
 

What's in the book?

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:

Swimming

Hiking

Fishing

Paddling

Cycling

Kids & Families

Dogs

Trail Maps

Natural Features

Local History

 
Learn More:

Spectacle Lake

The beach at Spectacle Lake, BC.

Found about an hour northwest of Victoria, Spectacle Lake was given its name for its shape, which resembles a pair of glasses (spectacles). The lakes unique location, ease of access and developed facilities make it a favourite stop for families between Victoria and Nanaimo. There are picnic tables close to the parking lot, and an easy 2-kilometre, well-maintained hiking trail circles the lake. Expect to find mature forest and wetlands,

 

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

Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island Guidebook - eBook edition for $9.95

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 with eagles overhead 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.

 
 

What's in the book?

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:

Swimming

Hiking

Fishing

Paddling

Cycling

Kids & Families

Dogs

Trail Maps

Natural Features

Local History

 
Learn More: