Picnic on the shoreline watching a canoe go by.

Paperback and digital version of Lakes of Victoria, BC by Adam Ungstad.

“Delightful and enchanting… a lovely book.”

Times Colonist

“An impressive, comprehensive guidebook… an excellent  resource on local lakes.”

BC Lake Stewardship Society

Featuring 31 lakes in:

Saanich Peninsula, Highlands, View Royal, Langford, Colwood, Malahat, Metchosin, Sea to Sea Regional Park, Sooke & Otter Point.

In the book, discover where to:

  • Walk: lakeside strolls & boardwalks.
  • Hike: single-track trails and views.
  • Swim: fresh water and sun.
  • Fish: stocking trends and piers.
  • Paddle: shorelines and hidden bays.
  • Bike: plan your next route.
Hooded Merganser

Meet the animals and plants
that know these watersheds as home.

Unearth forgotten place names,
learn stories of days past.

Topographical map of Matheson Lake

The book is full of useful maps, access information, and local trivia to get you started on your next family day or great adventure.

From locals to visitors, everyone will learn something new about the freshwater lakes that bring Victoria to life.

Read the Lakes 101 Section