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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Lake Cowichan?
If your trip to Lake Cowichan is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.If you want to see more, Port Renfrew Beach, San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve and Avatar Grove are popular among visitors and within a short drive of the town center.
What are the best road trip destinations near Lake Cowichan?
Don’t just stop at Lake Cowichan. Now that you’ve got a car, the whole region is yours to explore. With noteworthy attractions such as Teafarm and Pacific Northwest Raptors, Westholme should be on your itinerary. It’s only 30 miles away. Want to keep the fun going? Duncan should be next on your list. It offers Maple Bay Marina and Duncan Farmers Market and is 30 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Lake Cowichan?
Fill up the gas tank, start the engine and get ready to feel the salty air in your hair. Lake Cowichan is home to some fantastic stretches of coastline, such as:

  • Port Renfrew Beach (11 miles away).
  • Botanical Beach (14 miles away).
  • Sombrio Beach (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Lake Cowichan?
No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and flexibility like your own set of wheels. No matter the reason for your trip to Lake Cowichan, has a great selection of vehicles for you to pick from. Taking a city break with your special someone? Make things cozy by opting for a convertible. A joy to drive and a snap to park, you’ll adore sitting next to each other in one of these zippy rides. A van is a great choice for families with youngsters. There’s enough room for everyone and you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. If you’re on the road for business, a premium car will transport you from meeting to conference in comfort and style.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Lake Cowichan?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re about to embark on an epic road trip around Lake Cowichan, a spacious SUV could be the best solution. If you want the best possible deal and plan on sticking mostly to the city, an economy car is a smart pick. All you need to do is work out what’s the best fit, pack up the car, and rack up those miles.
What side of the road do they drive on in Lake Cowichan?
In Lake Cowichan, you’ll have to stick to the right side. When exploring a new place, it’s a good idea to rent an automatic vehicle. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Lake Cowichan?
Getting a parking spot in Lake Cowichan is easy. There’s no need to keep driving around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s plenty of on and off-street parking to choose from.
Does Lake Cowichan have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of Lake Cowichan is around 2,900, you shouldn’t have too much difficulty with traffic. That said, downtown streets generally get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Are there speed limits in Lake Cowichan?
There sure are. In Lake Cowichan, speed limits range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 50km/h unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Cowichan Valley?
Generally, your chosen car rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with local law enforcement agencies so they can send a fine to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Lake Cowichan?
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you can use your cell phone while driving a car in Lake Cowichan. But be sure to stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Lake Cowichan?
In Lake Cowichan, it is an offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. If you’re going to have a few drinks with dinner, leave your rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Lake Cowichan?
Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in Lake Cowichan. Firstly though, you have to stop the car completely. Move on only when the lane you are turning into is clear of oncoming traffic.
Are seat belts compulsory in Cowichan Valley?
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Cowichan Valley.