Thetis Lake Regional Park

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    Another of the many Capital Region Lake Parks, this is a very popular spot for families as it features a beautiful sandy beach. The park is actually comprised of two lakes-Upper and Lower Thetis. There is a 4.9 kilometer trail around lake as well as a dog beach. The trails are clearly marked with picnic areas along the way. Go for a hike on the scenic trails hugging Upper and Lower Thetis lakes. For panoramic views of the lakes and surrounding hills, follow the more challenging trails up Seymour or Scafe Hills. In spring, wildflowers dot the hillsides. One of Victoria’s most visited parks, Thetis Lake Regional Park offers over 40km of trails, providing days worth of exploration and discovery.

    The beach area of Thetis Lake is perfect for a family picnic or refreshing swim. The main beach features public restrooms and changerooms. A designated dog beach along the north side of the lake is perfect for our four legged friends. If you have a canoe, try an early morning paddle and you may even have the lake all to yourself.

    Thetis Lake gained its name from a British Navy ship, the HMS Thetis, which once patrolled British Columbia’s waters in the gold rush of the mid-1800s.

    Pay parking is in effect from May 1 – September 30th.

    With so much to see and do within the park, Thetis Lake provides many of the outdoors activities found across Vancouver Island, without ever leaving the comforts of the city.

    For more information, please email Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre at [email protected], or phone 250-953-2033 or toll-free 800-663-3883.

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    Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.