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Great place for a walk

The walk around Westwood is beautiful any time of the year. The lake is a fun place to swim, have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nanaimo, Canada
Fun in the sun

Just deep enough that anyone could make it the floating raft. The temperature will cause any... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Westwood Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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All reviews life guards mountain bike trails man made lake walk run entire lake ice cream truck takes about an hour nice sandy beaches view of the lake family oriented change area great spot off leash awesome scenery shallow water marked trail paddle boarding
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk around Westwood is beautiful any time of the year. The lake is a fun place to swim, have a picnic & let kids play in the sand, in the summer. Also great for a Beach volleyball.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 255Barbara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just deep enough that anyone could make it the floating raft. The temperature will cause any beach bum a good sunburn. The beaches are relatively clean. With three annoyances. The ice cream truck. Pounding trunk base and animal poop. And the one thing that makes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bumble B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is only one problem as soon as a lot of the dog owners get away from the parking area they declare it an off leash area yesterday one of these bit me in the leg I've been walking here for 2 years and never...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Well groomed trails, great walk around the lake takes about 1 hour normal walking pace, only one small hill by the bluffs and then mostly flat

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very beautiful setting, shaded in the summer most of the way around the lake. Bathroom facility available, some beach, decent parking. The trail is very much park in that it isn't a tough steep grade so most walkers can enjoy it. Very popular so you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 268evaw
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I put the canoe into the lake while late winter ice had not yet melted. No matter, it was still a good day to be there.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Westwood is a great place for everyone. The trail around the lake makes a very good walking or running track. It is easy to get onto the mountain trails which include fabulous biking routes as well as hiking and running. The lake is ideal for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Benjiebythesea
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Westwood Lake has adequate parking, rest room, small chils play area and good trail or path around the lake that works for all ages

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dimicfr
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My family loves this campground! We have come every summer for a few years now and will continue to come back. The camp ground is located 2 minute walk from the lake (you can see it from the gates). The lake is beautiful! The camp...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brittany H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lots of fun and potential! Trails around the lake, beautiful views, very kid friendly, with shower, and washrooms!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nancy M
22 August 2016|
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Response from cyhin30 | Reviewed this property |
It's an supervised area that is cordoned off... there are two swimming areas though with the lake access to unmotorized water craft
Michael D
22 February 2016|
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Response from Westerham | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed you can. The water level can get low in summers of extreme drought and there can be snags just below the surface, but with all the rain we've had recently it should be OK. Only electric motors are permitted. We... More