Trout Lake (ʔiy shenchu) is a favourite pit stop for travellers and locals alike.
If you are travelling north along the Sunshine Coast—as in coming from the Gibsons/Langdale direction—the very first lake you will hit is Trout Lake, which borders the highway in the Halfmoon Bay & Secret Cove area. With plenty of parking along the way, there is room for everyone! Bring your kids, dog, floaties, kayaks, and fishing poles and enjoy the calm water. While there is no direct boat launch, there are a few clearings to launch small crafts such as dinghies or kayaks. The lake is not very big, so please be respectful and refrain from using motorized boats when others are enjoying the water.
Trout Lake is approximately a 15 - 20 minute drive from Sechelt, or a 20-minute drive from Madeira Park if you need to stop for or restock your supplies. The nearby community of Halfmoon Bay is home to two general stores, as well as a cafe that can be accessed by either road or water, and a government wharf just steps away.
This lake is ideal for:
- paddle sports