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Durrance Lake

Fishing at Durrance Lake in the Fall. Saanich, Victoria BC.

The largest lake in Mount Work Park, Durrance Lake is best known for the beaches that dot the northern side of its shore, and rightfully so – this is a great place to soak up some sun! The easy access to the water, parking, and washroom facilities make Durrance Lake an ideal place to spend an afternoon with the family.  Take some time to explore while you are swimming and


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:






Kids & Families


Trail Maps

Natural Features

Local History

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