Stocking and Heart Lakes

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Date: Sunday, Sept 12, 2021

Category: Hike

Max number: 10 people

Contact: Mary Sanseverino ( Trip co-led by Mary Sanseverino & Peggy Taylor


Moderate 13 km hike with approximately 500m of elevation gain up and around the Stocking / Heart Lake area west of Ladysmith. Meet at 9:00am at the gravel lot where Davis and Battle Drive meet (link to map below). There are a number of routes possible, but, in general we will hike along Holland Creek and come into the Heart/Stocking Lake area from the west. Swimming stops are possible at Heart Lake (maybe Stocking too). Views east and west – especially over Ladysmith Harbour.

Difficulty – some of this route is eroded, so expect boulders and loose rock. Some steep sections – both up and down. There are some low sections that may be a bit muddy.

Online map of parking area and likely route at

No pets please.

Please be COVID-aware.