The third of the "big three" freshwater summer swimming holes is Thetis Lake, also a part of a larger regional park and conservation area and home to numerous hiking trails. Set in a Douglas Fir forest, the large lake offers a picturesque setting for a refreshing dip or an afternoon of fun with the family. At the main beach area, you'll find washrooms and picnic facilities, and access to the network of hiking trails. A concession stand with hamburgers and the usual summer fair is also located right at the beach.
5 minutes from Birds of a Feather B&B
From Victoria, follow the Trans Canada Highway to the Colwood exit and the Old Island Highway. Turn right onto Six Mile Road and follow the road to the park entrThetis Lakeance. Note that Thetis Lake has parking fees between May 01 and September 30.
Take BC Transit bus #50 from Victoria to Six Mile Road at the Old Island Highway. The park is approximately a 1-kilometre walk from the bus stop.