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.

Where to stay near Lake Cowichan?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 128 house rentals near Lake Cowichan. From 36 Cabins to 65 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake Cowichan for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Cowichan Lake Sports Arena: 83 home rentals
  • Central Park: 92 home rentals
  • Chemainus River Provincial Park: 290 home rentals
  • Kaatza Station Museum: 87 home rentals
  • Port Renfrew Beach: 39 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Cowichan listed on HomeAway 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 Lake Cowichan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 36 Cabins in Lake Cowichan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Cowichan include:

  • Houses: 65 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 36 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 36 lodging choices

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation homes with pool available in Lake Cowichan.