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Book Reviews

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Here’s what some of the local authorities have to say about the book:

Times Colonist

Anyone who enjoys spending summer days outdoors will find Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island is a worthy addition to their home library. It would be a great book to have in your car for those spur-of-the-moment picnics over the course of the summer.”

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Monday Magazine

Secret Lakes goes beyond Thetis, Elk and Prospect and delivers the goods on lesser known lakes like Eagles, Pease, Lookout and almost 20 other lakes from the Sooke Hills to the Saanich Peninsula. Compiled in an easy-to-read manner, Secret Lakes is full of Top 10 lists, quick facts and historical context.”

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Sooke News Mirror

An excellent reference book to those who may not know where the “locals” go to recreate.”

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For all these lakes, the description of what to expect is fantastic. You will know immediately if the lake is accessible for strollers, kids, how the water is, what activities you can do there, whether there are picnic tables, washrooms, all of it.

What I like most about this book as well as the comprehensive description is the top ten lists. Top ten lakes for swimming, for children and families, for nature, for accessibility, for bicycles and more.  This gives you a really great at a glance idea of where you can visit with the kids in tow.

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If you’re planning a trip to Victoria, British Columbia, and are considering options for a morning viewing wildlife or an afternoon swimming, this book is full of places that are a little off the beaten track.”

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Victoria News

Ungstad’s new guidebook, Secret Lakes of Southern Vancouver Island helps outdoor enthusiasts explore and enjoy the many lakes within a short drive or cycle ride from Victoria…  The guidebook features maps and directions that show trails, beaches, viewpoints, boat launches, picnic tables, washrooms and parking, while photos and the Lakes 101 section answer a myriad of questions.”

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