Prospect Lake Boating Access

Help everyone enjoy their time at Prospect Lake. Always be respectful of other park users and nearby residents. 

Keep your volume down, follow a pack it in, pack it out process for any waste or recylcable materials.

If driving, do not block access to private property.


All recreational power boaters need to provide proof of competency. Find details at Transport Canada. Saanich Police patrol the lake to ensure compliance with regulations. 

Boat-launching locations

Find the boat launches on the following boating regulations map:

Personal watercraft

We don’t allow Jet Skis and Sea-Doos (Noise Bylaw). 

Waterskiing and tubing

It is a criminal offence to tow a person without having a lookout person on board (Criminal Code of Canada). You may only waterski and tube between 10 a.m. and a half-hour before sunset.

Speed limits and direction of travel

We place buoys 91 m from shore, as established in Canada Shipping Act Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations. See the following map. 

Boating Regulations for Prospect Lake

Check out our printable Boating Regulations Map [PDF - 14.1 MB]

The maximum speed for all power craft is 8 km/hr (5 mph), except within the buoys. There, the limit is 60 km/hr (36 mph) between 10 a.m. and a half-hour before sunset (Canada Shipping Act). You can waterski and tube only in this area and during these hours.

We ask all power craft to move in a counter-clockwise direction within the buoyed area.

Dangerous boating  

It’s against the law to operate a boat in a dangerous manner (Criminal Code of Canada).

Impaired boating

It’s against the law to operate a boat while impaired (Criminal Code of Canada).


No person shall launch or operate a motor boat unless it is equipped with a muffler which expels exhaust through water before passing into the air (Noise Bylaw [PDF - 28 KB]).