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Shawnigan Lake overview

Shawnigan Lake is known for its parks, museums and monuments. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Fisgard Lighthouse. Make some time to enjoy local sights such as Butchart Gardens. Shawnigan Lake is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Shawnigan Lake

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Shawnigan Lake has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Shawnigan Lake with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Shawnigan Lake hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Shawnigan Lake hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Shawnigan Lake

Fly in to Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from central Shawnigan Lake. Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) is the next closest major airport, 20.7 mi (33.2 km) away.

What to see around Shawnigan Lake

A top highlight is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Shawnigan Lake Museum
  • • Cowichan Wooden Boat Society
  • • Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre
  • • Arthur Vickers Gallery
  • • Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre
Distinguished for its monuments, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Kinsol Trestle
  • • Kitkatla Longhouse
  • • World's Largest Hockey Stick
  • • Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
  • • Hatley Castle
It's recognised for its parks. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park
  • • Old Mill Park
  • • Memory Island Provincial Park
  • • Bamberton Provincial Park
  • • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Butchart Gardens
  • • Fisgard Lighthouse

When to visit Shawnigan Lake

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 8°C day, -2°C night
  • April-June: 17°C day, 0°C night
  • July-September: 19°C day, 4°C night
  • October-December: 13°C day, -2°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 12 cm
  • April-June: 6 cm
  • July-September: 3 cm
  • October-December: 13 cm