Shawnigan  Lake  Boating And Water  rules



  • Everyone likes to cruise around the lake viewing the homes along the shore.  Please check behind you and Minimize Wake within 30 m (100ft) of shore
  • Big Wake Sports Should be contained (start and stop) inside the Green areas on the map. >>>
  • The rules state big wake sports should take place in the middle of the lake or at least 100 feet from shore.
  • All water sports should happen between dawn and dusk (1 hour after sunset)
  • Boaters are reminded that swimmers and non powered watercraft always have the right of way.
  • Please make space and watch out for Swimmers and Non-Powered watercraft; they ALWAYS have the right-of-way. 
  • If you have a stereo, please use it reasonably; Loud music travels much further over water. 
  • The maximum speed on the lake is 65 km/h (40 mph or 35 knots).
  • To stop the spread of mill foil limit boat maneuvering in shallow water (5m/15ft or less) 
  • If you brought it with you please take it out with you. 
  • Please don't remove native plants. 

There is a Boat Gas Station on the lake where you can park and get a fill up at the Galley Grill.  

  • You can rent Jet Skis here.  
  • The Galley Grill now serving Red Arrow Lager brewed right here in the Cowichan Valley.  

Fishing at Shawnigan Lake 

Fish Species in Shawnigan Lake:

Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Dolly Vardin, Yellow Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Prickly Sculpin, Lake Whitefish, Pumpkinseed, Threespine Stickleback, Catfish (General)

A beautifully located vacation rental cabin.
2090 Shawnigan Lake Rd
Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W5
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