Gonzales Bay, Vancouver Island
This bay is named for Spanish explorer Gonzalo Lopez de Haro, ﬁrst mate of the Spanish ship Princesa Real, who helped chart the waters around Vancouver Island in 1790.
Its now an upscale neighborhood with some very nice homes that surround the bay, quite fetching. The bay itself is very pretty, great for sunbathing and swimming. Many people bring canoes and kayaks down to explore the area in.
There is a small park located on the hill above the bay where you can bring your children too.