Florence Lake is a peaceful semi-rural to rural neighbourhood in Langford, one of the west shore communities of Victoria BC. This area provides great access to outdoor recreation for residents of the Capital Regional District.
Around a good part of Florence lake Strachan Trail meanders, with one section wandering off into the woods before returning lakeside. This trail has 2 boardwalk sections from which you may cast a line (the lake is stocked with trout) and is easy to navigate. The boat launch (off Florence Lake Rd.) provides access for those who want to get out on the water and in warm weather Florence lake is enjoyed by swimmers.
While you’re enjoying a stroll around the lake, you can ponder on the old tale about the sunken piano. Apparently, before there was road access to the west shore of the lake there were several homes built, and all the building materials and household goods had to be brought in by boat. Unproven local legend has it that someone tried to bring a piano to their home but lost the piano in the lake when their boat capsized. If this story is true the piano is probably still there and if it were a ghost story there would be rumours of ghostly music on dark and foggy nights, but let’s not start rumours!
If you want to live in the Florence Lake neighbourhood you will find that housing runs the gamut from modular homes to older rural single family homes to new, upscale modern houses. There is probably something that will suit almost anybody, even a few lovely lakefront properties.