Westwood Lake is Nanaimo's most popular lake for swimming, running and walking. The landscape here creates an illusion of being farther from the city, even though Westwood Lake is only 4 km west of downtown (a 7-8 minute drive).The well-maintained trail around the lake is 100% forest, beach, and boardwalk – it's a serene place. And if you come on a clear day, you'll get a great close-up of the mountain, and even some views of the ocean.
Fun on a frozen Westwood LakeWinter at Westwood LakeA Lazy Day at Westwood LakeWinston enjoying a run on a frozen Westwood LakeFirst day of fall at Westwood LakeThe wheelchair ramp at Westwood LakeAn in-camera starburst over Westwood LakeA late summer afternoon at Westwood LakeEvening at the beach at Westwood LakeThe view over the boat launch at Westwood LakeA dreamy day at Westwood LakeWestwood Lake coloursEarly evening at Westwood LakeA little bay at Westwood LakeStep into the light at Westwood LakeSit back and enjoy Westwood LakeReflection in the mist at Westwood LakeLight beams on the trail at Westwood LakeA starburst at Westwood LakeAn enlightened day at Westwood Lake