Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Lower Mainland, BC
I used to spend time at Matheson Lake as a youth living in Victoria. It's a pretty spot.
Camping is not allowed. Some campsites in the area you could look into are the Sooke Potholes or Goldstream - not really that close though. I'm sure there are others nearby, it's been a long time and I'm starting to forget.
Fishing should be pretty good as the lake is stocked with trout. I do not recall seeing any canoes left at the lake. There used to be an excellent tire swing however, fond memories of that!
If you want to hike in and do some fishing consider Grassy Lake hike in that area- be aware of cougar activity.