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Beaver Lake

All photos taken on May 21, 2022.

Not ready to let this beautiful day go just yet, we stopped into Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park for a look-see. Every time we have come to the island by ferry or air, we have passed this lake and wondered…What is it like? Surprisingly, not even Grampa who has lived in the area for 12 years had been here. So, Scorrrrre!

The Elk/Beaver Regional Park is a 1,072 acres (4.34 km2) park in Saanich, containing Elk Lake  and Beaver Lake.

Elk/Beaver Lake was known as the “Freshwater Playground of Victoria” in its heyday, the 1930s and 1940s. However, with the completion of the Pat Bay highway in the 1950s, focus turned “green” and measures were taken to start restoring the park to its natural state and protecting it. In 1966 Elk/Beaver Lake became a regional park.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Given the size of the park, it would have been difficult to visit with Grampa, without the wheelchair that Patty had arranged for. B provided most of the muscle power required to roll down the paths.

Getting the lay of the land

Ladies and Gentlemen, in preparation for sudden, rapid descent, please place your tray tables in the upright and fully locked position and fasten your seatbelts.

Strawberry flower beginning to open

in a leafy green oasis

meanwhile, down by the lake, a game of splash and fetch was being played

wildflowers in abundance

Beaver Lake, harumph, I call this place Duck Lake

posing in the shade

new green leaves are coming

Beaver Lake reflecting the colours of spring

All manner of watercraft were out and about, this day

its all uphill from here

Time to return home now, after a very successful outing.

Published by kagould17

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15 thoughts on “Beaver Lake

    1. Surprisingly so Glen and it is so close to the road from the ferry terminal and the airport. We always meant to stop in there, but this was our fist visit. Thanks for reading. Hope your week is going well. Allan

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