Trout Lake 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, bordering the highway in the Halfmoon Bay/Secret Cove area. With plenty of parking along the way there is room for everyone! Bring your kids, your pooch, your floaties, your kayaks, your fishing poles (see where I’m going with this) and enjoy the calm warm water. While there is no direct boat launch, there are a few clearings to launch small crafts such as dinghys or kayaks. The lake is not very big, so please be respectful and refrain from using motorized boats when others are enjoying the water.

This lake is ideal for:

  • swimming
  • fishing
  • paddle sports
  • family-friendly

Nearby amenities – Trout Lake is approximately a 15-20 minute drive from Sechelt, and another approximately 20 minute drive from Madeira Park (these are the largest supply – ie. food, fuel, floaties – restocking locations). 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.