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 you might even find a few turtles sunning themselves on submerged logs.
Fishing Pier at Durrance Lake on the Saanich Peninsula near Victoria, BC.
If you are walking the trail in late March, watch for western white trillium, a white flower with three petals that turns pink or purple as it reaches the end of their lifespan in May.
With the lack of wind in the area the trillium relies on the hardworking ants below to find new homes for their seeds.
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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.
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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:
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