Taste Local Flavours
It’s only a short walk to great restaurants and cafés. Favourites include Shawnigan House Coffee and Chocolate, Oma’s Bakery and Market 1750 for sweet treats, baked goods and ice cream. If you’re looking for something more savoury, head to Sarpino’s Pizzeria or Shawnigan Jen’s for sushi and other Japanese fare.
Arts & Culture
Spend a few hours at the Shawnigan Lake Museum, which celebrates the history and people of the region, including Canadian painter E.J. Hughes. In the summer, you can take part in the Visions Art Tour, where local artisans and artists open their studios for visits and demonstrations.
Health, Beauty & Wellness
Take Care of Yourself
Acacia Ty Mawr has an in-house hair salon, but if you’re looking for more pampering, there are several spas and beauty salons nearby, such as the Shawnigan Lake Spa, Salon & Boutique.
Explore the West Coast
Take in views of the wilderness from the beautifully restored Kinsol Trestle, which spans the Koksilah River. If you enjoy biriding, follow the BC Bird Trail to see turkey vultures, swans and herons.