Destination guide

Book a holiday rental for your Shawnigan Lake getaway

The area's monuments and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Shawnigan Lake. This city is well-known for its parks and gardens. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Shawnigan Lake a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Shawnigan Lake?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 187 holiday lettings around Shawnigan Lake. From 115 Houses to 20 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Shawnigan Lake:

  • Downtown: 332 holiday homes
  • Cordova Bay: 28 holiday homes
  • Harris Green: 364 holiday homes
  • Brentwood Bay: 23 holiday homes
  • Saanich West: 42 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shawnigan Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Shawnigan Lake. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park: 704 holiday lettings
  • Kinsol Trestle: 520 holiday lettings
  • Old Mill Park: 975 holiday lettings
  • Memory Island Provincial Park: 1,261 holiday lettings
  • Shawnigan Lake Museum: 728 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Shawnigan Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 115 Houses in Shawnigan Lake. Our other popular types of Shawnigan Lake holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 23 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shawnigan Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 41 holiday homes with pool available in Shawnigan Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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