We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
wonderful to have in the city

We went for a walk and ended up hiking in the woods. When we realized how close we were to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alberta, Canada
Beautiful - year round

Summer swimming and a lovely trail around the lake through trails of fir and arbutus trees. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Read all 54 reviews
All photos (26)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hiking trails”(4 reviews)
“scenic place”(2 reviews)
Highland Rd, View Royal, British Columbia V9B 5Z6, Canada
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around View Royal
from USD 88.09
More Info
from USD 84.86
More Info
from USD 157.40
More Info
Reviews (54)
Filter reviews
50 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful lake hiking trails scenic place great beach paddle boarding year round downtown victoria great walk hike forest path rocks play nature
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 50 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a walk and ended up hiking in the woods. When we realized how close we were to the park we decided to investigate. We ended up hiking around the lower lake. We enjoyed it and felt like we were out in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MJH048
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Summer swimming and a lovely trail around the lake through trails of fir and arbutus trees. Plenty of free parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paulalrc
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Thetis Lake is a great place for a day hike. It is only 20 minutes via car from downtown Victoria. The trails are marked and easy to walk for active daily walkers. Might be a bit more difficult for those who aren’t daily walkers/hikers. You...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ctwin60
Reviewed 5 September 2018

i love hiking this trail... the difficulty level is perfect. it typically takes about 1.25 hrs to hike around the main trail if you park at the phelps road entrance. the views are amazing and theres some great spots for swimming in the summer. definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank nicole154945
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful site, easily accessible from Victoria by car, bus or bicycle, was the perfect spot to spend the afternoon in Victoria’s heat wave. There is no entry cost and parking is a reasonable 2.50 for the day. Overflow parking is just down the road...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christyn P
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

A must see if you are wanting to spend a day on a beach and swim in a clean lake. The lake is surrounded by trees which enhances the view. If you want to go for a walk through the forest there is a well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kimj463
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is a beautiful park with a lower and upper lake, a few small beaches, and hiking trails both around the lake and into the surrounding wilderness. The 50 bus (you can catch this in downtown Victoria near the Parliament building) will let you out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emarienyc
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This lake is beautiful with a easy to moderate trail that goes all the way around. Perfect for a warm sunny day.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CanadaErin
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to take children to go swimming. Water was clean and warm enough for my 2 year old to play in at 9am. Washrooms and change rooms were clean.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dreamcruise27
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Thetis is a lovely park, not far from downtown Victoria, yet out in nature. The walking trails are delightful and the children love the water activities. It's a great place for a day out, with a picnic lunch. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank cdntraveladicts
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 204 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria - Colwood
161 reviews
3.28 km away
Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway
518 reviews
3.57 km away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
174 reviews
3.94 km away
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
796 reviews
4.95 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,177 nearby restaurants
900 Degrees
326 reviews
2.76 km away
Sushi Langford
90 reviews
2.98 km away
Persimmon Tree
34 reviews
2.76 km away
179 reviews
2.78 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,725 nearby attractions
Highland Pacific Golf
91 reviews
1.04 km away
Hatley Castle
222 reviews
4.01 km away
Elements Casino
73 reviews
2.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
29 July 2016|
Response from 76AstonV8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is possible to get to Thetis Lake Park from downtown Victoria via public transit. You take #50 bus to the Dukrill stop, then walk about 1 km to the park (along Six Mile Road). The bus trip takes about 35 minutes from... More