Shawnigan Lake's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The winter months are much rainier than the summer months in Shawnigan Lake. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Csb. The average temperature in Shawnigan Lake is 8.9 °C. The rainfall here averages 1193 mm. It is part of Electoral Area B in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

The population is approximately 8,000.  A popular recreation destination, its population typically doubles during the summer, as the lake and village are summer vacation spots for residents of Victoria, who commute between the city and Shawnigan Lake while staying in their summer cabins.

Shawnigan Lake Rental Climate

Victoria, BC has the lowest rainfall and the most sunshine recorded of any West Coast region. Shawnigan Lake is only a short 30 to 40 minute drive north of Victoria. 

Average daytime temperatures range from 22 C° / 71° F in July to 7° C / 45° F in December. 

Our weather, along with the fact that Victoria offers year-round golf, whale watching, fishing, horseback riding, cycling, diving, bungy jumping, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, canoeing, and much more, makes the "Garden City" an ideal destination.  

The climate on southern Vancouver Island BC is even more temperate than that of Vancouver, with a sunny climate of an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, the temperatures seldom drop below freezing or rise above 20 degrees Celsius.

Shawnigan Lake Average Temperatures
Shawnigan Lake Average Rainfall

Average Temperatures:  The temperatures listed below are  the average daily minimum and maximum temperatures for Victoria.  (Degrees Celsius is followed by Degrees Fahrenheit)

            Low     High
                    C/F      C/F

January      2/36 6/43
February      3/37  8/46
March           4/40     10/50
April             6/43 13/56
May             8/47 16/61
June            10/50 18/65
July            11/52 20/68
August        11/52    20/68
September 10/50  18/65
October       8/46  14/57
November     5/41   9/49
December     3/38   7/45

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