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Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast

1874 West Shawnigan Lake Road , Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3 Canada (Show map)

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Swim off the dock, sun on the deck or relax in the hot tub on this private, forested, Shawnigan Lake one acre B&B. Whether you are coming to the Cowichan Valley for a getaway or a family holiday, Dragonfly Dock Bed and Breakfast provides a warm relaxing atmosphere to forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life. Three Luxurious Guest Rooms, Guest Lounge, Pool Table, Internet Access, Hot Tub and more are available for your enjoyment, the Trans Canada Trail is available for long walks and our cycling guests. Take in the Kinsol Trestle, a wine tour or just relax on the dock. Perhaps your visiting one of our schools - Shawnigan Lake School, Brentwood College School or Dwight International.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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5 on September 11, 2012

Della is an amazing cook and a great host. The location is great, secluded but also 20-30 min drive to the city, if you miss the city. Great community, people are friendly and stays quiet if you are looking for seclusion.

Innkeeper Response
Who needs the city when you have the Cowichan Valley at your fingertips! Thanks for your wonderful comments. It is appreciated.

Amazing B & B!

5 on September 08, 2012

My fiance and I had the most wonderful time staying here in August! The breakfast was outstanding, the hostess was so friendly and helpful, the views are absolutely breathtaking! The room was so nicely decorated it was obvious she spent much time choosing the decor. This is the best B & B we have ever stayed at!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your comments. It was great to have you stay with us!

A great stay for teh Shawnigan lake Regatta

4.8 on May 28, 2012

Great Location, Beautiful views, a great host , and wonderful breakfasts. I have booked again for the same weekend next year.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us for the Shawnigan Lake Regatta. We enjoyed having such a wonderful and supportive group stay for the weekend, and look forward to your visit next year!


5 on May 25, 2012

warm, welcoming, picturesque. We always feel well cared for in the surroundings of the dragonfly dock and we return again and again. Thank you Della and family

An idylic spot

4.4 on November 16, 2011

The rooms are spacious, comfortable and very clean. The hosts are gracious, and breakfast was delicious and substantial.

#1, No need to shop arround !

5 on October 07, 2011

We have been around the world several times, and this has been the best overnight stay that we have ever had! Della's B&B is spotless and relaxing. A real personal touch throughout that reflects pride of owership. Her breakfast is second to none! You won't go away hungry here. We highly recommend the Salmon Eggs Benedict. Our only disapointment is that we could only stay one night. When we come back to this area, we will gladly go out of our way to stay here! Five stars all the way!


5 on October 03, 2011

Picturesque location, charming home, comfortable rooms and common room lounge area to share as a group/family. Activities abound and the care and attention to detail will have me return to this beautiful hidden treasure again and again. It was a delightful treat to have gourmet breakfast on the deck with the lake. Thank you for being there K

Perfect place on Shawnigan Lake

5 on August 14, 2011

Della was wonderful and there was more delicious food than we could possibly eat. The hot tub is tucked into the trees and the boathouse was a perfect spot to relax. Great B&B!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words. It was wonderful to have you stay at our B&B - I'm glad you enjoyed the hot tub!


4.0 on July 23, 2011

Excellent! Everything top notch, very comfortable, food delicious, couldn't have been better.

lovely spot

3.2 on July 16, 2011

Dragonfly dock is a lovely spot. The food was wonderful and the rooms are very nice with a separate entrance so you can come and go as you wish. A bit of a disappointment was the location as contrary to the site map,.... though part of the property is on the lake (they do have a dock which is great) there is almost no view of the lake as it is blocked by trees, and you can only access the lake accross the road. It would appear this is pretty common as Shawnigan lake but I would have been happier to know that in advance of our stay.

Innkeeper Response
I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. Certainly our property is divided by West Shawnigan Lake Road. While we do have a few trees that provide shade in the summer for the guest rooms, we hope this does not distract from your stay. Our guest lounge and indeed our whole deck from which breakfast is served, as well as the hot tub have a lovely view of the lake, and I do hope that you got out to enjoy these features. Yes, we do have a dock from which you can lounge or swim, or even use our paddle boat and canoe. As well we have an upper lounging area with a magnificent view of the lake. I was unaware of your dissatisfaction during your stay. Please feel free to call us again, and we will make sure those offending branches are cleared away!

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Rooms & Rates

Moose Lodge

The Moose Lodge features a luxurious king sized bed with full ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Cable TV, Wireless Internet Access. All rooms have access to the guest lounge with pool table, bar, outdoor hot tub, lakefront docks, access to TransCanada Trail.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Bear Den

Hibernate in the Bear Den with a cozy queen sized bed with shared bath, Wireless Internet Access. All rooms have access to the guest lounge with pool table, bar, Cable TV, outdoor hot tub, lakefront docks, access to TransCanada Trail.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Fishing Hole

Cast away in the Fishing Hole in the comfortable queen sized bed with shared bath, Wireless Internet Access. All rooms have access to the guest lounge with pool table, bar, Cable TV, outdoor hot tub, lakefront docks, access to TransCanada Trail.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Location Type

Countryside, Island, Lakefront, Small town, Village, Wine country


Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Billiards, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Paddle Boarding, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: No charge if notified of cancellation at least five days prior to scheduled arrival. Otherwise the 25% booking will be charged. No-shows will be charged the full amount of accommodation booked.



Della and Kevin Lawrence

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

We love water sports, hiking, biking and walking, gardening, building, hockey, and more.

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  • Time Served: 8-10 (Will vary by request)
  • Serving Location: Outer Deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Spl Dietary Meals Av


1874 West Shawnigan Lake Road , Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3 Canada (Show map)

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