Destination guide

Why people love visiting adventurous Lake Cowichan

Enjoy the museums and other features of Lake Cowichan. This city's lake, biking and parks draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Lake Cowichan

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Lake Cowichan has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Lonely Doug (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Avatar Grove (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Juan de Fuca Provincial Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Godfrey Brownell Vineyard (28.1 mi / 45.2 km)
  • Averill Creek Vineyard (28.1 mi / 45.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Cowichan

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Cowichan is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Avatar Grove (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Port Renfrew Beach (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Juan de Fuca Provincial Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Juan de Fuca Trail (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Botanical Beach (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Cowichan

The nearest airport is in Nanaimo, BC (YCD), located 31.7 mi (51 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is 36.2 mi (58.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Cowichan?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 118 vacation rentals around Lake Cowichan. From 66 house rentals to 31 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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