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West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park

West Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
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Gone to the Dogs (Literally)

After cycling 20 km from the Glenora Trailheads Park in Duncan, we were looking for a peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brigitte H
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Not great for swimming

We tried 3 spots on Shawnigan Lake and finally give up. You need water shoes, as all the beaches... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CA H
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Calgary
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible13%
Aug 23, 2017
“Lovely swimming spot”
Jul 21, 2017
“Fantastic And Busy”
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West Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After cycling 20 km from the Glenora Trailheads Park in Duncan, we were looking for a peaceful place to rest and enjoy our lunch. We saw the sign for the park from the trail and decided to stop in. First off, there are no benches...More

Thank Brigitte H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried 3 spots on Shawnigan Lake and finally give up. You need water shoes, as all the beaches are very rocky. My family does a lot of swimming; lakes, ocean beaches, pools, rivers in the mountains. They were very disappointed in the swimming or...More

Thank CA H
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Easy parking, and a gentle 3 minute stroll to a large grassy area which leads right up to the edge of the lake. A few pebbles under foot but a lovely location for a dip (and its warmer than the sea!) Just wish we'd brought...More

Thank Roodeberglodge
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Great albeit SMALL park to visit. Went there recently for a picnic lunch. The online description said there was a picnic area and I "assume" this meant picnic tables. None in site. Logic would say that there would be--otherwise would not ALL areas of a...More

1  Thank Casey L
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

It's the high season here, so there are lots of people. That said, Shawnigan Lake is gorgeous. Be mindful of traffic on the highway, as it can get backed up.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A great place to day visit. There is no overnight stays, but the picnic area is great for meals and get togethers. Good swimming area for small children as well as adults.

Thank 143,863
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

E had the whole park to ourselves.hard to believe on such a perfect day.had a great time with the kid s

Thank Paul O
Reviewed June 17, 2016

We flew out west to visit the grandkids and took them here to run around and swim. Great scenery, plenty of shade and open sunny spots. The water was a great temperature to cool off and go for a dip. Care should be taken with...More

Thank MikeV57
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place to spend the day. We spent the day swimming in the lake and just relaxing. Good place to spend time with the family. Take a football and chill.

Thank K L
Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great little place to take a young family to have a picnic by the lake or toss a ball. Washrooms (outhouses) by the parking lot. It would be better if people took away their garbage and cleaned up after their dogs.

Thank alberthead
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Annette J
February 3, 2016|
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r.v parking? services? sandy beaches?
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