Sproat Lake is one of the greatest natural treasures on Vancouver Island – an island renowned for its natural beauty. The four armed Sproat Lake enjoys 140km of largely forested lakeshore, with some of British Columbia’s most beautiful fresh water beaches. The warm waters are so clear that swimmers and boaters can easily see thirty feet down.
Sproat Lake has four arms: Stirling Arm; Klehkoot Arm; Two-Rivers Arm; and Taylor Arm. Stirling Arm is inhabited on one shore and largely uninhabited on the other shore, which enjoys hiking at Fossli Provincial Park. Klehkoot Arm is the busiest arm on Sproat Lake, and enjoys the Sproat Lake Provincial Park. Two-Rivers Arm is accessible only by unpaved road and its well sheltered shores remain largely unhabited. Taylor Arm is by far the longest arm of Sproat Lake, and its marginally colder waters are home to Taylor Arm Provincial Park.
Sproat Lake is a well-known for all manner of water sports: swimming, boating, kayaking, water-skiing, wakeboarding, and more. It is also surrounded by hiking trails and offers some of Vancouver Island's best camping. Not to be forgotten, the lake is also home to the annual Sproat Lake Regatta.
Whether it be summer or winter, Sproat Lake makes an excellent base by which to enjoy your time in the Valley of Trails. If you want to stay the night on the lake in comfort, the Alberni Valley’s newest hotel, Sproat Lake Landing is the perfect fit.