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Panther Lake, Vancouver Island, BC

lakePanther Lake
surface area0.12 km2
maximum depth6 m
average depth6 m
lake typeNatural
catchment area0.6 km2
altitude1,091 m
volume0 km3
shore length2 km
residence time243 days
frozenNovember to March
average discharge0.03 m3 / sec.

Panther Lake Information and Facts

The small Healy Lake, known by locals as Panther Lake, is located on Vancouver Island on Forbidden Plateau South of Lake Helen MacKenzie. It lies 37 kilometers west of Nanaimo via the Nanaimo Lakes Road to the Branch C logging road.

Fishing in Panther Lake

Lake Panther is home to plenty of rainbow trout, the only species that can be found here. There is a catch-and-release fly-fishing policy here. Fishing is best during the summer, peak season occurring between May and June, as well as September and October. The lake is frozen from late November until late March.

Rhododendron Lake is located 19 kilometers from Lake Panther and is abundant in rainbow and cutthroat trout.