A vacation rental in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
is a favourite weekend getaway spot. Your lodging is located forty minutes from Victoria
on Vancouver Island, just north of Mill Bay
. Shawnigan Lake is located on southern Vancouver Island
, 3 miles (5 km) west of Mill Bay and 28 miles (45 km) north of Victoria. A fashionable summer recreation and cottage area for over a century, Shawnigan Lake has seen its share of happy anglers, blissful sunbathers and elegant day-trippers. Enjoy fishing in this stocked eight kilometre long lake. Rent your beautiful holiday lodging directly from owners of chalets, cabins, vacation rental and condo rentalaccommodations in Shawnigan Lake, BC
Numerous shoreline marshes, an island park, and intriguing old lakeside cabins make Shawnigan Lake an excellent spot for kayaks and canoes. Spanning the Koksilah River Valley, the now-abandoned Kinsol Trestle is one of the largest and highest wooden trestle bridges in the world moments from your vacation rental accommodations.
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. Come ashore to picnic, stretch your legs and do a little laid-back bird-watching.
Hike the trails on nearby Koksilah Provincial Park, or pack a picnic lunch and explore West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park close to your vacation rental accommodations or condo rentals. The beach here is very popular with young families.
Golfers have a few golf courses in the area to choose from; Cowichan Golf and Country Club in Duncan
(20 minutes from Crofton), Duncan Meadows Golf Course (15 minutes from Crofton), Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus
(10 minutes from Crofton), and Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in nearby Cobble Hill.
Directly east of Shawnigan Lake and just south of the Mill Bay ferry terminal is Bamberton Provincial Park. A large swath of sandy beach, complete with changing facilities, fronts on the Saanich Inlet
here in close proximity to your vacation rentals. Dozens of picnic tables sit on the terraces slopes above the beach, shaded by a fir-and-arbutus (madrona) forest. This is one of the more scenic locations on the inlet, and from here you look east towards Mount Baker on the mainland. A truly scenic getaway can be experienced at your vacation rentals and accommodation.
Old Mill Park is located on the east side of Shawnigan Lake. The park was the mill site of the Shawnigan Lake Lumber Company from 1881 to 1945. In addition to its extensive industrial heritage, Old Mill Park has become a popular recreation site for families and nature enthusiasts within easy reach of your vacation rental accommodations.
The Trans Canada Trail Regional Park follows the abandoned Canadian National Railway (CNR) right-of-way. The trail connects with the Galloping Goose Trail and the Trans Canada Trail which creates a continuous national trail system from Mile '0' in Victoria to St John’s Newfoundland, with a branch going up through the Yukon, a distance of approximately 17,400 kilometers. The last spike on the E&N Railway was driven at Cliffside, on the east side of Shawnigan Lake.