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Durrance Lake

Durrance Lake

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...
Peden Lake

Peden Lake

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,...
Grass Lake

Grass Lake

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,...
Sheilds Lake

Sheilds Lake

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...
Kemp Lake

Kemp Lake

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,...