Lower Thetis Lake in View Royal near Victoria, BC. Photograph by Mike Munroe.
Thetis Lake exemplifies the best of Victoria’s lakes for lake enthusiasts of all types. The lake with a unique shape offers it all: swimming, sunbathing, hiking, and access for non- motorized boats. The trails around the lake’s beaches, cliffs, secluded coves, and surrounding forests offer an opportunity to connect with nature in its finest form.
From an ecological perspective, Thetis Lake is surrounded by mid-growth hemlock, cedar, arbutus, and Douglas fir trees, offering a chance to see the variety of the flora southern Vancouver Island is best known for. In the springtime watch for wildflowers in the hills nearby, including shooting star, white fawn lily, and spring gold.
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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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