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Koksilah River Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Vehicle use in Koksilah River Park is restricted to Renfrew Road
Driving on park trails disrupts and damages natural areas. Operators of vehicles found off-road may be fined under the Park Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation (minimum $575, maximum $200,000).
Off-road vehicle registration is mandatory
As of 2015, off-road vehicle registration is mandatory on crown land, including forest services roads. Find out more: Off-Road Vehicle Management Framework
Camping and campfires are prohibited in this park at all times
About This Park
Koksilah River Provincial Park is located west of Shawnigan Lake on southern Vancouver Island.
Adjacent to the Koksilah River, this undeveloped park in the Vancouver Island Forest Reserve offers good hiking, fishing and swimming opportunities. Spend an afternoon picnicking near the scenic surroundings of the Koksilah River and Canyon.
This park is used mainly on weekends by residents of southern Vancouver Island, who come to the park to hike on the rustic trails and enjoy the river viewscape.
Established Date: May 10, 1959
Park Size: 230 hectares
Know Before You Go
- Camping and campfires are not allowed in this park.
- Horseback riding is not permitted along park trails; however, there are horseback riding opportunities adjacent to the park.
Location and Maps
Koksilah River Provincial Park is located 7 km west of Shawnigan Lake, on Southern Vancouver Island. Turn west off Hwy #1 at Shawnigan/Mill Bay Road in Mill Bay. Follow the road to Shawnigan Lake, then turn right onto Shawnigan Lake Road. Renfrew Road, a logging road, provides access to the park.
Nearby communities include: Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay and Duncan.