Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Shawnigan Lake getaway

The area's monuments and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Shawnigan Lake. This city is well-known for its parks and gardens. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Shawnigan Lake

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Shawnigan Lake a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Merridale Estate Cidery (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Rocky Creek Winery (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Godfrey Brownell Vineyard (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Cowichan Golf and Country Club (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Shawnigan Lake

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Shawnigan Lake is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Old Mill Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Memory Island Provincial Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Spectacle Lake Provincial Park (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Bamberton Provincial Park (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Shawnigan Lake

Fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.3 mi (21.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), which is 22.4 mi (36 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Shawnigan Lake?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 155 house rentals around Shawnigan Lake. From 16 cabin rentals to 16 cottage rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Shawnigan Lake is on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Shawnigan Lake?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Shawnigan Lake:

  • Downtown Victoria: 276 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 303 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 359 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 18 vacation rentals
  • Cadboro Bay: 16 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Shawnigan Lake?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Shawnigan Lake. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kinsol Trestle: 387 home rentals
  • Old Mill Park: 723 home rentals
  • West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park: 513 home rentals
  • Shawnigan Lake Museum: 518 home rentals
  • Memory Island Provincial Park: 991 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shawnigan Lake listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Shawnigan Lake?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 16 Cabins in Shawnigan Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Shawnigan Lake include:

  • Cottages: 16 lodging choices
  • Houses: 91 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 21 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Shawnigan Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation homes with pool available in Shawnigan Lake.

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