Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

This popular recreation area offers outdoor opportunities for everyone. The lake is used cooperatively by swimmers, wind surfers, sailors, water-skiers, fishers and rowers. Some park trails are designated multi-use, for hikers, cyclists and horse riders, while others are for hiking only.

Elk/Beaver Lake Regiona Park offers large freshwater lake for swimming, canoeing and fishing (Elk Lake is stocked with catchable Rainbow Trout), walking and equestrian trails through forest, field and wetlands, beaches, picnic areas and a fishing float with access for people with walking disabilities.

Beaver Beach, at the south end of Beaver Lake, has a shallow, sandy beach - perfect for swimming, picnicking and canoeing around the offshore islands. The old Filter Beds area contains group picnic sites, and provides access to quiet woodland trails.

You can use the nearby ponds for retriever training, or the Equestrian Centre to exercise and train your horse. Both these areas are under license agreements. For group activities, consult your local retriever or equestrian clubs for access.

Nature Centre offers Regional Parks staff and volunteer naturalists who can answer your questions and point you in the right direction on the trails. Pick up a brochure, and check out the interpretive displays on the park's natural and cultural history.

To the north, Elk Lake offers even more. At Eagle Beach, swim, picnic under the Pacific willow trees, launch your scull from the Rowing Centre or start a hike south to Beaver Lake.

At Hamsterly Beach, join wind surfers skimming the waters, sailors seeking a strong breeze and fishers searching for the elusive "big one."

source: CRD Parks