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Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

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Address: Beaver Lake Rd, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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Swimming and a great walk / run route

This is a popular place for families and anyone who would like to jump in the water on a hot day. There are two lakes in this park. Each has one prime beach / swimming entry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular place for families and anyone who would like to jump in the water on a hot day. There are two lakes in this park. Each has one prime beach / swimming entry point but you can get in wherever you can find access. Both also have (at times) a place to buy snacks and drinks but... More 

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Thank Michael C
Central Saanich, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing more beautiful than walking/jogging around the 10km trail around Elk/Beaver Lake. Watch the wildlife - herons, ducks, geese and watch the rowers practicing their strokes on the Lake. The Canadian Men's and Women's Rowers train here so inspiring to watch them training hard.

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Thank Katie B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lake and park is outside of Victoria and you would need a car or take a bus to get there. It is the Canadian National Team Rowing Centre. Great swimming in the summer.

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Thank TravelOften1968
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I love walking the 10 k and watching all of the inspirational runners. Its a great trail and a great place for a picnic! I take my dogs for walks at all sorts of places daily and this is the only place he actually refuses to leave! He pouts and runs away when it is time to get back in... More 

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Thank FoodFanatic96
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is one of my favourite places. It is surrounded by a 10 km trail, great for a weekend hike. There are several accesses to the water and even a boat ramp. Another location has a fishing float that's safe and stable for all ages to fish from or just go read a book and watch others. On the east... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited with family including a baby. Good,. well marked trails, great views over the lake and some wildlife to be seen. Not crowded and the path is used by a mixture of adults, families, joggers, dog-walkers and horse riders. We walked for about two hours but kept away from the area near the Highway. Good space for parking and useful... More 

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Thank Mary E
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Every time I drove to the ferry or returned from the ferry, I always wanted to check this park out. I had my chance last weekend. This is a very nice place The beach is wonderful, the water is clear, lots of sun and lots of shade, great picnic area, nice boat launch thing.

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Thank snowywaste
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been to Elk/Beaver Lake quite a few times now, for beautiful walks around the lakes but recently we barbecued in a covered area that contains six (I believe) barbecue pits. The scenery is breathtaking and it is only 20-30 mins. From Downtown by car!

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Thank GaryReg
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

elk and beaver lakes are actually one oddly shaped lake. its a nice long walk without having to be a marathoner and it has nice beaches for sunning or swimming. there is a well-used rowing facility and a variety of rowing clubs use the lake. a great day out with lots of parking.

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Thank Shirley H
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I have run the trails around Beaver and Elk Lakes for years but am now visiting the Beaver Lake park/beach area with my young grandchildren. The climbing equipment is beautifully shaded under trees just steps from the beach. It is a good family activity area.

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