Thetis Lake

Thetis lake is one of the largest regional parks with over 40KM of recreational trails to explore. Established as Canada's first nature sanctuary in 1958, this park promotes natural area conservation and recreation.

Things to do in Thetis Lake

Go on a hike on the scenic trails hugging upper an lower Thetis Lake. For panorama views of the lakes and surrounding hills, follow the more challenging trails up Seymour or Scafe hills. Blue-rated, multi use trails throughout Thetis Lake regional park provide an excellent cross-country mountain biking experience and beautiful views from Stewart Mountain.

While close to urban areas, Thetis Lake Regional Park provides access to backcountry recreation. From this location, recreational trails can take you to a number of summits including Stewart Mountain and Scafe Hill.

The beach area of Thetis Lake is perfect for a family picnic or refreshing swim. If you have a canoe or paddle board, try an early morning paddle and you may even have the lake all to yourself.

How to get to Thetis Lake

By public transport:
Total travelling time: Approximately 40 min.
Cost: $2,50 one way (exact change required)

  1. Take the #50 to Langford from the corner of Douglas at Pandora to the Old Island Highway at Six Mile Road (ask the driver for the nearest stop)
  2. Six Mile Road will be just past the gas station and to your right. Follow that road for approximately 1KM by foot and you're at the main entrance.

By car:
Total travelling time: Approximately 20 min.

From the hostel go down Pandora and turn right on Douglas. Douglas will turn into Highway #1 North, follow this for roughly 10 min (varies with traffic). Take exit #10 to Colwood/View Royal exit. You're now on Old Island Highway. At the second set of lights, by the gas station & pub, is Six Mile Road. Turn right here and follow it until you reach the park.

Between May - September there is a day-use parking fee. Otherwise it is free. Most dispensers accept coins and credit cards.



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