Activities

On site or nearby you can enjoy these activities:

canoeing
kayaking
boating
sailing
jet skiing
water skiing
beach combing

swimming
fishing
nature viewing
hiking
golfing
wine tours

outdoor markets
country walking
antiquing
shopping
fine dining
horseback riding

Water equipment rentals, floatplane base, licensed restaurant and a full service marina are only steps away.

Shawnigan Lake Village

The Shawnigan Lake Museum highlights the history of the area. There are a number of wonderful eating establishments to choose from, ie: fine dining at Steeples; cafes like The Village Chippery and The Galley Restaurant at the marina. You will also find a gas station, ATM machines, video/DVD stores, grocery/convenience stores, bakery, pharmacy and several boutique shops only a short 2 km walk/drive away.

Sporting and Outdoor Activities

Shawnigan Lake area offers many special events during the year like the Shawnigan Lake International Triathlon - and the Annual BC Open Fishing Derby.

Bicycling: there are many trails nearby including the Trans Canada Trail

Three world-class Provincial Parks are located within a short distance.

Bike or drive to the restored Kinsol Trestle on the Koksilah River, one of the largest and highest wooden trestle bridges in the world.

Tour the vineyards of Cowichan Valley

Three championship golf courses are within easy driving distance (Arbutus Ridge, Duncan Meadows Golf and Country Club and Bear Mountain).

For deep-sea fishing charters - www.thevancouverguide.com/Vancouver-island-fishing.htm

Whale watching at Cowichan Bay - www.oceanecoventures.com and Victoria - www.princeofwhales.com

The City of Duncan, just a short drive north, offers Quw’utsun, the First Nation’s Cultural Centre and Casino and an award winning Saturday market featuring fresh produce and flowers, baked goods with arts and crafts by local artisans.

Chemainus, known for its colourful murals and Dinner Theatre, is approximately a 40-minute drive north.

Victoria, Capital of British Columbia, is a 45-minute drive south and offers such world famous attractions, as Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, the evening illuminated Legislative Buildings and high tea at the Empress Hotel.