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Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Beaver Lake Rd, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beaver lake beach has a nice beach, especially for kids. There are lots of trees that give shade and a few tables.

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Kamloops British Columbia Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Used to go swimming here as a little girl.....lots of yucky seaweeds in those days! But-- being a rower now-- fabulous lake and great picnic area!

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a great park for walking. The two lakes: Beaver and Elk are close together with a 10 km walking/biking and horse trails around them. We like to go to the dog beach to exercise our dog in the water. The main beaches are often busy with events in the open areas nearby. It's a great family place!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I love this park and the trail that winds around both Elk and Beaver Lakes. I am fortunate to live close to this park so can walk from the house to use the trails. It is,good for walking dogs and one meets many dogs on the trail. It is,popular with joggers and walkers and those on horses as well. I... More

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First, a minor nitpick. It's in Saanich, not Central Saanich - it's about two km from the border. Having said that, it's a pretty good place to swim, and has a great trail going all the way round. I go there with friends every year on bird count day in mid-winter, as well as other times, so I know it... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

There are numerous walking trails and a main trail to take you all the way around both Beaver and Elk Lake. Easy walking, safe and good scenery of wild birds and little critters. Waterproof footwear recommended during rainy season as some trails can get mucky

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We walked dogs and went for a walk on the west side of the lake away from the highway. It was beautiful and quiet. Great place to see the rowers on the lake, bump into friendly people and get some exercise.

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My favorite activity to do in this park is going for a trail ride. Makes for an awesome ride! Not the best for swimming but the lakes are great to look at.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I go there often with dogs and sometimes meet friends with dogs there for a walk. It's one of the few places that there are generally no leash restrictions except of course, boring old June to Sept when they have to be on leash at the main beach at Beaver. Beware though, there are lots of runners at Beaver or... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

It will take us 3-4 hours to walk both lakes. Joggers will do it in less. Dogs. horses, strollers, fishermen, Olympic rowers and many Canadian Geese. Watch out when it;s windy as many tree branches will fall. Saanich have a strawberry festival in the summer. Great place to walk the dog.

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