Weather and location worked out for a great walk around Westwood Lake in the Nanaimo area. Nice sunny day but under the umbrella of trees resulted in a very comfortable hike. Below is my map and photos. -- DeNNis.
It was an easy 6Km walk for 7 of us around Westwood Lake near Nanaimo. Next stop was at the Fox & Hounds Pub in Ladysmith where we were joined by 2 others for lunch. -- Brook.
Ignore the straight solid yellow line. Follow the dotted yellow line counter-clockwise from the "Parking Lot" around the lake.
|Starting point - obviously.|
|Part of the beach area.|
|Near the parking area and washrooms.|
|Boardwalk right on the lake edge.|
|Shallow area complete with lily pads.|
|A very tall barren tree trunk.|
|About the half way point.|
|I need help with the name of these flowers.|
|A natural canopy of trees over the trail.|
|Looks a lot like "butterfly bush".|
|About 17 boardwalks around the lake - all numbered.|
|Lookout point on the east end of the lake. The high point in|
|Lots of great views. The lake was obviously flooded at one time.|
|Mother nature nursery.|
|Bob taking a picture of me|
taking a picture of him.
|Swimming area near entrance to park.|