Thetis Lake is a very popular spot for families as it features a beautiful sandy beach. If you want to paddle, try an early morning paddle and you may even have the lake all to yourself.
Elk Lake and Beaver Lake are conjoined lakes that boast four fantastic family-friendly beaches. The lakes include picnic grounds and a large paddling area.
The Gorge Waterway is a six-kilometer-long arm of the sea that stretches from the Selkirk Trestle (Upper Victoria Harbour) to the head of Portage Inlet.
Beautiful Prospect Lake is home to a lucky few who live there. It is a popular swimming, fishing and boating destination for many others.
The Cole Island to Esquimalt Lagoon paddle is an excellent trip which can take a couple of hours or half a day or more depending on how much you would like to explore.