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Malahat

The small community of Malahat, while located in the Cowichan Valley, is only a 20-minute drive from Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, which offers an abundance of attractions and activities for the young and not-so-young. However, between Victoria and Malahat is the magnificent Goldstream Provincial Park that lies amid the splendour of an old-growth temperate rain forest. From October to December you can see world-class salmon-spawning with thousands of Chum Salmon. A wildlife viewing platform and hiking trails in the park take you from valley floor to ridges, even to the top of Mt. Finlayson. And you can enjoy two different waterfalls, an abandoned gold mine, and incredible views.

Location

Located 27 km (17 mi) north of Victoria and 34 km (21 mi) south of Duncan on Trans Canada Highway 1.

A Step Back in Time

‘The Malahat’ is the term commonly applied to the Malahat Drive, a 25 km (15.5 mi)¬†portion of the Trans Canada Highway 1 running along the west side of Saanich Inlet and to the region surrounding it. The road was first cut as a cattle trail in 1861 and was then upgraded to wagon road standards in 1884. It became a paved road in 1911. Its name comes from the Malahat First Nation, whose ancestors used the caves for spiritual enhancement. The Malahat Drive climbs to a summit of 356 m (1,156 ft), and the mountain is considered one of the most sacred sites on southern Vancouver Island.

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Tourism Cowichan

Malahat & Nearby Accommodations

9 Listings

Cedar Springs Ranch

Cedar Springs Ranch

Malahat

Nestled amongst towering cedar and fir trees, Cedar Springs Ranch offers a family-friendly destination. Situated in a forested mountain setting of Malahat Drive, our campground is an escape from urban life while still being only a 20 minute drive to Victoria. Explore the historic city, boat across t ... Read more
Malahat Mountain Meadows RV Resort

Malahat Mountain Meadows RV Resort

Malahat

Situated north of beautiful Victoria, British Columbia near the summit of Malahat Drive, the resort is an experience with nature nestled amongst the giant cedars and seasonal creeks. We offer spacious, fully serviced RV lots and some private and scenic campsites, perfect for every need. Choose from ... Read more
Riverside Campground & Cabins

Riverside Campground & Cabins

Duncan

Riverfront camping, large grassed and shaded areas. Full and partial hookups, pull-thrus, cable TV, flush toilets, group and cyclist rates. Tent sites have firepits. Washrooms open May 1 - Oct 1. Open year round for self-contained RVs. ... Read more
Chemainus River Campgrounds

Chemainus River Campgrounds

Chemainus

3 km south of Chemainus on Trans Canada Hwy. Enjoy our 9 wooded ha situated along the Chemainus River; featuring large sunny and wooded sites with water, power, sewer, showers, Laundromat and internet. Close to golf course and regional park. River swimming, badminton, horseshoe pitch; guest patio ar ... Read more
Country Maples RV Resort

Country Maples RV Resort

Chemainus

Quality RV Resort with lots of space, grassy and shaded sites. 160 sites off Hwy, heated pool, mini golf, clubhouse, playground. Cell service available. West side of Hwy 1, 1/2 mile south of Henry Road. Nearby golf, fishing, antique and curio shops, Chemainus murals. ... Read more
Beaver Lake Resort

Beaver Lake Resort

Lake Cowichan

Resting between the mountains and fir trees, Beaver Lake Resort is the ideal destination for tranquility and relaxation. Featuring spacious sunny or treed RV, tent or cabin sites, you will enjoy 1500 feet beautiful lake frontage views and private access of Beaver Lake. Our family oriented, pet frien ... Read more
Lakeview Park Campground

Lakeview Park Campground

Lake Cowichan

This campground offers 75 sites, 28 of which have lake views. The marina is just a short walk away. Power and water are available on some sites. ... Read more
4 All Seasons Resort

4 All Seasons Resort

Ladysmith

A family owned camping facility, situated on inside coast of Vancouver Island on the Cedar peninsula, covered by mature trees and bounded by beautiful rock beaches over 100 sites in a treed setting. 3 night minimum stay for long weekends. ... Read more
Rondalyn | A Parkbridge Camping & RV Resort

Rondalyn | A Parkbridge Camping & RV Resort

Ladysmith

A beautiful forested Parkbridge Resort with a big rig friendly park on Halsam Creek is the ideal destination for families to have a fun filled vacation. Offering year round accommodation, we welcome guests to stay with us during any season. Your RV and camping experience will be the best one yet at ... Read more
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