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Spectacle Lake

Spectacle Lake in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Spectacle Lake in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Photograph by Mark Gustafson.

Found about an hour northwest of Victoria, Spectacle Lake was given its name for its shape, which resembles a pair of glasses (spectacles).

Spectacle Lake in the Cowichan Valley Regional District

Spectacle Lake through the trees.

The lakes unique location, ease of access and developed facilities make it a favourite stop for families between Victoria and Nanaimo. There are picnic tables close to the parking lot, and an easy 2-kilometre, well-maintained hiking trail circles the lake.

Expect to find mature forest and wetlands, and wooden bridges over a few creeks feeding into the lake. Gaze through the clear water and you might see crayfish scuttling along the lake bottom. A boat launch is available at Spectacle Lake for carry-in boats.

 

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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.

 
 

Lakes in the book:

Blinkhorn Lake
Crabapple Lake
Durrance Lake 
Eagles Lake
Elk/Beaver Lake 
Florence Lake
Fork Lake
Glen Lake
Glinz Lake
Grass Lake
Heal Lake
Kemp Lake
Killarney Lake
Langford Lake 
Lookout Lake
Matheson Lake 
Pease Lake
Peden Lake
Prior Lake
Prospect Lake 
Quarantine Lake
Sheilds Lake
Spectacle Lake 
Swan Lake
Thetis Lake
 
 

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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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