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Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

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Beaver Lake Rd, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first couple of times roaming these trails I got lost. Way signs are getting better and I'm getting smarter so the extensive network of pathways is feeling more familiar. There are two lakes with lots of pretty bays/coves. This is a park you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertMJThompson
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The walk right arround elk lake is about 10 km,there are plenty of resting places to sit,you might meet up with someone excersizing there horse,the park is great,good for family picnic

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackieandkarl
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The beaches are located very close to the highway, which made us decide to move on. We have seen much nicer lakes on the island.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeepee63
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful trail to run or walk. It goes around the entire lake which is approx 6 miles total. We were there for the Ironman 70.3 and that was the run and swim portion. Pack a picnic lunch and plan on some swimming, sunbathing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HotPocket505
Reviewed 18 July 2018

First the fishing. To the North of the lake is a small pier. It's just off shore but very deep - up to 17ft. Most fish with weighted lures on the bottom. For the little ones the left shore side area is best. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grandad_Sticky
Reviewed 9 July 2018

the lake is very nice, however, the trail that goes around it is not as fun as many other trails the region has (although it is a very easy one). however, this is a great 10KM run, or a nice place to canoe. it might...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J6560OZmartak
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Elk Lake has a great walking or running path around the lake (10 km). Many dogs are off leash. Ours is a water dog and the water quality at the Beaver Lake end is questionable. In the fall, there were cougar sightings which was scary,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Katie M
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The trail around the lake is perfect for running, and it's shaded for the most part. We enjoy coming to this park every time we're in Victoria.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bellaa07
Reviewed 14 March 2018

There was a rowing regatta that was fun to watch while we were there. The National Training centre for Rowing is there and so there are always boats rowing up and down the lake. There is an extensive wooded trail system around the lakes and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Wit12014
Reviewed 7 February 2018

A beautiful long trail around the lakes allows for a fantastic long walk if you are up for it. Be careful to track your time on the trail as there are several side trails and you wouldn't want to get lost.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tanis A
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