Launch Spot of the Week: Beaver Lake

“Experience Your City”


Beaver Lake is the smaller of the two conjoined lakes that make up “Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park”. This park is a local favourite for outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, trail running, fishing, swimming, or just hanging out by the water.

As a regional park, these lakes are very easy to access, and have all the standard amenities. These include bathrooms, change rooms, garbage cans, picnic areas, children’s play area’s, and a large network of trails/walkways for the public to enjoy.

Paddle Time

approximately 1.5-2 hours, but can be extended by venturing into Elk Lake as well.


Beginner – Intermediate. Calm lake conditions with the exception of windy days. More advanced paddlers can extend the paddle distance in order to receive a greater challenge.


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The park is located in Saanich, in the Greater Victoria area. Turn on to “Elk Lake Dr.” off of “Patricia Bay Hwy/ Highway 17”. Follow Elk Lake Dr. for a short distance, and turn right on to “Beaver Lake Rd.”

Follow Beaver lake Rd. through the woods until you reach the first major parking lot, which parallels a popular park. You will be able to see the water past the park and children’s play area.

Park here! We will be with the boards waiting for you down by the water!







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