The perfect lake for swimming or floating, with a few small beaches to access the water along a short trail. You can walk the full path that circles the lake in less than an hour, with scenic views and dense forest all along the edges.
This popular recreation area offers outdoor opportunities for everyone. The lake is used cooperatively by swimmers, wind surfers, sailors, water-skiers, fishers and rowers. The easy 10km loop of trails are great for families.
This long, sandy beach is perfect for bird watching, exploring, picnicking and swimming, and features a fragile sand dune area that is home to rare and beautiful plants. A campground with beachfront views lies in the heart of the park.
Mt Douglas Park has something for everyone. Enjoy the extensive trails, whether you want an easy stroll or a strenuous climb. Enjoy the beach, the playground or a group game in the open field near the beach parking lot.
The beach is at the end of a moderately difficult 45 minute hike crossing a suspension bridge. At the end of the trail awaits a sand beach, walkthrough rock arch at low tide, waterfall, and rope swing – well worth the trek!
Rithet’s Bog is one of the last remaining peat bogs on the Saanich Peninsula and is zoned as a nature sanctuary. This easy, flat trail can be done as a 2.8 km loop and you'll see plenty of wildlife, especially a variety of birds, along the way.
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a wild oasis in the heart of the urban landscape & includes two distinct ecosystems: the marshland of Swan Lake & the Garry oak meadow on Christmas Hill. We also offer a variety of engaging programs!
This park consists of Upper Thetis and Lower Thetis. One of the nicest parks close to Victoria, excellent hiking and fishing all year round. Beautiful forested trails around both lakes with views of surrounding area from the summit.