over The years the rental cabin in video
This Shawnigan Lake Property has been in our family since 1904 . Five Generations of the Clay then Ellis and Avery families have enjoyed summers at Shawnigan. We now rent one cabin to pay the taxes and maintenance it takes to keep them for the next generation. In the beginning our Great Grandfather and our Great Aunts had to row from the government wharf to the property before the road was built. The original cottage burned down in 1947 and Helen and Jack Clay the two existing cabins built in 1948 and 1949.
Over the years each generation has contributed to the original cabins with new decks and porches and various upgrades. We have renovated, the bathroom, the sundeck, the roof and inserted sky lights to brighten the kitchen living room and the deck. As well as upgrading and replacing furnishings each season.
The tap water is pulled from the lake and although has been tested safe to drink we now supply a water cooler with purified bottled drinking water. It is safe to swim in and there are many wildlife living in and around the lake. You can fish for bass and trout and you will see the odd crawfish as well. There are many birds such as eagle, swallows and crows and many others. You may see deer some mink, otter and the odd raccoon but if they hear you, you won't see them.
The following videos show some of the changes that have taken place over the years.
2015 The Cabin Club Video
2014 The Cabin Club Video
2012 The Cabin ClubVideo
2010 TheCabin Club Video
2017 Canada Day at The Cabin Club
View from the Cabana
2015 Canada Day filmed by the SouthEnders
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