Thetis Lake Statistics

Distance

13 KM

Estimated Time

2 hours

What are the activities at Thetis Lake ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Thetis Lake?

Thetis Lake is a name that refers to two freshwater lakes (Upper and Lower Thetis) connected by a narrow culvert in the 834-hectare (2,060-acre) Thetis Lake Regional Park outside Victoria, British Columbia, about 12 km (7.5 mi) from the city centre. It was established as Canada's first nature sanctuary in 1958. The park was named for the frigate HMS Thetis, which had been assigned to Esquimalt as part of the Royal Navy's Pacific Squadron. Thetis is encountered in Greek mythology mostly as a sea nymph or known as the goddess of water, one of the fifty Nereids, daughters of the ancient sea god Nereus. The park's facilities include several beaches, miles of forest trails, parking, washrooms and a change room. The two lakes are extremely popular in the summer. The area features many Garry Oak and Douglas fir trees, and the lake was rumoured to hide the Thetis lake monster, since its first sighting in 1972. However this was revealed as a hoax.

Thetis Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake located in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The lake is a popular spot for swimming, fishing, and boating, and is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, and beavers. Thetis Lake is a great place to spend a summer day, and its convenient location close to Victoria makes it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.



What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
48.4709849 -123.4796725

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at Thetis Lake can be accessed from two different locations. The main entrance is located off of Goldstream Avenue in Victoria, British Columbia. There is also an entrance located off of Six Mile Road near Langford, British Columbia.

Why visit Thetis Lake

Thetis Lake is a beautiful place to visit in British Columbia. The lake is surrounded by forest and mountains, and it's a great place for swimming, fishing, and hiking. There are also several picnic areas and a playground near the lake.

Is Thetis Lake in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

Thetis Lake is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy, including swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking.

Things not to be missed

Thetis Lake is a great place for swimming, fishing, and hiking. The trails around the lake are easy to follow, and the scenery is beautiful.

Thetis Lake is a great place for swimming, fishing, and hiking. The park has a number of trails that lead through the forest and around the lake. There are also several picnic areas with tables and fire pits.

Where to eat?

1. Thetis Lake Regional Park - There are several picnic areas in the park with BBQ pits, as well as a concession stand.

2. Lochside Regional Trail - There are several spots along the trail where you can stop and have a picnic.

3. Royal Roads University - The campus has a beautiful setting on the water, and there are several spots where you can stop and have a picnic.

4. Hatley Castle - The castle has a lovely garden with a gazebo, which is a perfect spot for a picnic.

5. Esquimalt Lagoon - This is a great spot for a picnic, especially in the summer when the lagoon is full of swimming ducks.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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