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Quarantine Lake

North of Becher Bay and south east of Mount Matheson is the small, little-known Quarantine Lake. While the lake is quite close to Matheson Lake as the crow flies, it is relatively unknown because it falls within the Beecher Bay Indian Reserve, and there is no access to the public.

Yet one can’t help but wonder where this lake got its name from. Quarantine Lake was
the site where individuals entering Canada with communicable diseases in the late 1800s were quarantined. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s the quarantine station moved between different sites in the area, starting at Albert Head before moving to Quarantine Lake, and then on to William Head in 1893.


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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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