West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park

Day Use Area

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2417 West Shawnigan Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

parkinfo@victoria1.gov.bc.ca

bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/w_shawn/

Description

This small day-use park provides a sanctuary for Douglas fir forest, as well as lakeside beach access on the northwest shores of Shawnigan Lake. This popular summer recreation area offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including swimming, paddling and fishing in the trout-stocked waters. Its also an idyllic place to enjoy a family picnic. Outside of the park boundaries, the lake offers opportunities for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing. The peaceful waters of Shawnigan Lake make it an excellent place to canoe or kayak. Park facilities include pit toilets, picnic tables and short walking trails. A boat launch is available in the community of Shawnigan Lake, not far from the park. Waterskiing, boating and windsurfing are popular on the lake. A designated swimming are in the lake provides visitors with a safe place to enjoy the water. Floats define the swimming area. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks. Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears. No camping or overnight parking.

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Location

Lat: 48.640598 Lng: -123.651312

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Grassy picnic area. Waterskiing, boating and windsurfing are popular on the lake.

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