West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park
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West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park is a delightful park on the western shore of Shawnigan Lake. This popular summer recreation area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating and waterskiing – it’s a wonderful place for a family picnic.
The lake contains rainbow and cutthroat trout, kokanee and smallmouth bass. The surrounding areas provides great cycling and mountain biking terrain.
Shawnigan Lake is an excellent paddling lake and the warm water is perfect for swimming. Memory Island Provincial Park is located on the southern half of Shawnigan Lake. It only requires a short 1-km paddle to reach this tranquil little park. A boat launch is located on the west side of the Malahat Dr section of Hwy 1. Put in here and paddle up the lake to reach Memory Island, the largest of a small chain.
Come ashore to picnic, stretch your legs and do a little laid-back birdwatching. You could launch from West Shawnigan Lake Provincial but be prepared to paddle for several miles to reach the island.
Park facilities include pit toilets and picnic tables. Boat launches and boat rentals are available in the vicinity of the town of Shawnigan Lake.
West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park is located north of Victoria, 9 miles (15 km) west of Highway 1 on West Shawnigan Lake Road (access south of Shawnigan Lake).
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Cobble House Bed & Breakfast is located in Vancouver Island’s Wine Country, the Cowichan Valley, just 45 minutes north of Victoria and 60 minutes south of Nanaimo. Centrally located for exploring southern Vancouver Island in different directions, Cobble House B&B is nestled in a 40-acre private natural forest, with Shawnigan Creek flowing by along one side.
Our three guest rooms are spacious, comfortable, smoke free and well equipped, all with private bathroom and comfortable sitting areas. Start your day right with a delicious full breakfast in our lovely dining room. If you want to unwind with a relaxing Vancouver Island getaway, we offer that peace and tranquility and relaxed atmosphere. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Wij spreken Nederlands.
Wildlife is a daily occurrence. Relax on our flower-filled deck in the summer to enjoy the birds and hummingbirds at their feeders. Deer will often wander by and occasionally elk or bear pay a visit. We’ve also seen mink, many owls and even river otters on the lawn!
Enjoy the many outdoor activities the Cowichan Valley has to offer, from golf, horseback riding, boating, and whale watching to kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, cycling and hiking. Walk the Trans Canada Trail and the famous Kinsol Trestle. Bring your bike to cycle the wineries. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Tea Farm, the only place in Canada to grow tea. You can meet a water buffalo herd, smell the lavender, visit the Chemainus murals, immerse yourself in native culture, or watch the Raptors fly. There really is something to suit everyone’s interests and we’re happy to assist you with all the information you need.