There's ice on Vaseux Lake off and on most winters but it's not always safe to venture out on it. This year it was safe for a few days and going out on the ice is one way to appreciate the view. Someone has cleared a nice little spot to ice skate or perhaps play a friendly game of hockey. The Lake has a variety features including wetlands that support a large population of migratory birds. A large flock of trumpeter swans winter here along with other bird species.