Spectacle Lake is a gorgeous spring-fed freshwater lake located just on the outskirts of greater Victoria, near Goldstream Provincial Park. The lake falls with Spectacle Lake Provincial Park which is cooperatively managed by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is DAY USE ONLY. This tiny gem of a lake is an ideal spot to spend a few hour canoeing in a tranquil natural setting without going far from Victoria or Langford. The park also provides a sandy beach and hiking trails.
Spectacle Lake was the site of a sawmill that operated in the 1920s and 1930s. The present lake was in fact the millpond for the sawmill, which was built on the rocky outcrop adjacent to the main swimming beach today. The beach and lake bottom are composed largely of sawdust from the mill operation.
Size: 3.8 ha | 9 ac | 37595 m²
Direction: From Victoria follow the Trans Canada Highway North for 30k and then left from the Highway on Ebadora Lane, then immediately right onto Whitaker Rd. Follow Whitaker Rd for 1.4k until you see the sign for Goldstream Provincial Park.
Blog Posts: Spectacle Lake
- Spectacle Lake – Anglers Atlas
- Backroads Map Book VIBC04
- Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
- Spectacle Lake Regional Park
- Hiking Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
Spectacle Lake Map