Heather Campground

Heather Campground

Heather Campground is a tranquil and family-friendly camping facility that provides an ideal retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled amid lush forests and overlooking the serene Cowichan Lake, this campground offers a variety of recreational activities and an opportunity to reconnect with the great outdoors.

Key Features and Activities:

  1. Camping: Heather Campground offers a mix of campsites suitable for both RVs and tents. The sites vary from lakeside spots with stunning water views to more secluded sites in the wooded areas. The campground also provides amenities such as fire pits, picnic tables, and clean restroom facilities.
  2. Swimming and Water Activities: Cowichan Lake is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and is ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Boating and water sports are popular activities, and there’s a boat launch area for easy access.
  3. Hiking and Biking: Explore the surrounding wilderness with hiking and mountain biking trails. These trails provide opportunities to observe the local flora and fauna while enjoying the peaceful forested environment.
  4. Picnicking: The campground features several scenic picnic areas where you can enjoy meals or snacks in the great outdoors. Picnic tables and barbecue pits are available.
  5. Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including deer, eagles, and various bird species. Cowichan Lake and its surroundings are a haven for nature enthusiasts.


  • Campsites with varying levels of amenities, including electrical hookups.
  • Clean restroom facilities with showers.
  • Drinking water available.
  • Fire pits and picnic tables at each campsite.
  • An on-site store for basic supplies.

Getting There: To reach Heather Campground from Lake Cowichan, head west on South Shore Road (Highway 18). Continue for approximately 12 kilometers until you reach the campground, which is well signposted.

Hours and Fees: The campground is generally open from late spring to early fall. Camping fees vary depending on the site type and whether you require electrical hookups. Reservations are recommended, especially during the peak summer season, and can be made online or by contacting the campground directly.

Note: As with any outdoor adventure, it’s important to be aware of local regulations, including fire safety precautions, and to respect the natural environment. Enjoy your stay at Heather Campground, where the beauty of Cowichan Lake awaits, and the serenity of the outdoors surrounds you.

N Shore Rd, Youbou, BC V0R 3E1