Here is a small sampling of some less well-known lakes in and around the West Shore that you and your friends and family can explore this summer. Pack a picnic, grab your fishing pole and head out to explore some of these Secret Lakes!

Finding ‘scenic’ is easy here on the West Shore. Whether you want to walk, hike, stroll, run, bike or swim, you certainly don’t have to go very far to find a spectacular change of scenery! Sooke is a case in point, offering casual, moderate and very challenging trails for outdoor adventurers and scenic explorers alike. If you are unfamiliar with Sooke, here is a selection of park and trail gems we love