Outdoor Adventure

Cowichan lake is blessed with many natural wonders. Listed below are some of the wonderful outdoor adventures that you can have in this area.

hikeBald Mountain
Hiking, alpine and lake views, Bald Mountain is located in the Marble Bay/Meade Creek area.

hikeCarmanah-Walbran Prov. Park
Big trees, not stumps. This park is at least a 2.5 hour drive from Lake Cowichan on logging roads. These logging roads are often in poor condition, so be sure to use an appropriate vehicle to navigate them. There is no cell service for most of the drive so prepare appropriately.

hikeThe Cowichan River
Hiking, fishing, swimming, wildlife and more

campgroundGordon Bay Prov. Park
Camping, hiking, swimming and more

campgroundHeather Mountain and Campsite
Camping, boating, hiking, wildlife

campgroundHill 60
Hiking, alpine views, historical site

hikeTrans Canada Trail
The national recreation trail. The western-most terminus of the Trans-Canada Trail is located in Lake Cowichan. Two trails lead east from the terminus, one to Duncan (27 km), which then heads north to Nanaimo, and one to Shawnigan Lake (40 km), which then heads south to Victoria.

flowerWildflower Reserve
A scenic walk with rare flowers located in the community of Honeymoon Bay. There is a large population of pink fawn lilies at this reserve, which draws visitors to the area every mid-to-late April to early May.

driveLogging Road Safety Tips
How to drive on a logging road.

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