While Quamichan Lake is considered an urban lake, lying as it does within Duncan’s city limits, it rarely feels like it, parts of it are indeed quite wild and beautiful. One can easily spend and afternoon, or possibly an entire day, exploring this unique and picturesque lake. The Lake can be accessed through Art Mann Park which features a full boat launch, picnic area and a children’s play ground. Unfortunately, apart from Art Mann Park, most of the shore line is privately owned and there’s really nowhere to pull out for a picnic or a swim.
Similar to it’s sister lake, Somenos, Quamichan Lake suffers from Toxic Algae Blooms during the summer months. It’s therefore advisable to visit Quamichan Lake in the spring and winter months, particularly if you’re bringing a four legged friend along.
Size: 289.9 ha | 716 ac | 2.9 km²
Direction: Travel Highway #1 to the community of Duncan in the Cowichan Valley. Once in Duncan turn east on Trunk Road. Trunk Road turns into Tzouhalem Rd. Continue on Tzouhalem and follow the signs to Maple Bay. At the start of Maple Bay Road take Indian Road to Art Mann Park.
Blog Posts: Quamichan Lake
- Anglers Atlas
- Backroads Map Book VIBC11
- Quamichan Stewards
- Quamichan and Somenos Lakes
- Art Mann Park
- Quamichan Lake – Toxic Algae
Quamichan Lake Lake Map