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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

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

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,