Exploring Vancouver Island #iLoveCowichan Shawnigan Lake Road Trip
We love supporting local businesses while exploring where we live. And, so that is what we did on a sunny Cowichan Valley Thursday when we headed out to Shawnigan Lake.
Shawnigan Lake BC
Once upon a time on a sunshiny day in Duncan, we hopped into the I Love Cowichan mobile and headed to Shawnigan Lake. There were errands to run, some exploring to do, passengers wanting a swim and parents looking forward to some yummy treats.
Look Out Shawnigan Lake Here We Come
First stop a drop off at the lake and then a quick trip to the vet for some of Leo the Blogging Cur’s medicine.
Thank you Shawnigan Lake Veterinary Wellness Practice for caring so much about our pup.
Then the grown ups partook in some taco taste testing at Compass Mexican Bistro. I had the veggie taco which was fresh and super yummy. They didn’t have ice coffee on the menu, but they happily made me some using their house Canadiana blend, which really hit the spot.
Next Stop the Village Chippery in Shawnigan Lake
I love everything about the Village Chippery in Shawnigan! The decor, the ambience, the friendly smiles and conversation. But most importantly, the incredible, mouth watering, perfect in every way fries.
Before heading back to the lake to do some exploring, we stopped to pick some up as a surprise. Well, plus, I wanted some too.
They have a house made vegan burger on the menu that I can’t wait to try. Here’s a snippet of their menu. Keep in mind it may have changed, so it’s best to check for the most up to date www.villagechippery.com
Old Mill Park Shawnigan Lake
When we got to Old Mill Park we started down the path and came to a fork. Right I went, and wrong I was.
I’d only been to the beach once before and followed someone in, so I didn’t know there were multiple walking trails in the park. What a wonderful accidental discovery. An easy walking pathway took me through the woods to a look out at the edge of the lake.
From there I could see the beach to my left, which is where I headed next. While taking a ton of pictures we ran into this little guy along the way.
I took so many great pictures that I’m hoping to share with you soon. Can’t wait to go and explore Old Mill Park in Shawnigan Lake, BC some more this summer.