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Getting to Sun Lotus

Sun Lotus is located off Cowichan Lake Rd; known locally as "Old Lake Cowichan Road" which is a winding country road running somewhat parallel to Hwy 18 heading towards the town of Lake Cowichan. You can anticipate a one hour drive from either Victoria or Nanaimo.

From Victoria:

Take HWY 1 North, just after the bridge entering into Duncan--turn left on TRUNK rd, it becomes GOVERNMENT rd, follow it around the back of town, straight through one roundabout, until the intersection with SHERMAN rd at a second ROUNDABOUT; turn left, follow 1.7 km until you see "TANSOR/TEMPO GAS" where you turn left onto curvy old COWICHAN LK. Rd. (hit your trip meter); drive for exactly 6KM; Look for JORDON'S LANE (if its after dark-you will find Jordon's lane illuminated by a streetlight) and a white donut-shaped sign appears on your left, about 1/2 km more, turn left on CULVERTON (at the next street light) and follow for 1KM--turn in at SUN LOTUS sign. (NOTE: whilst driving Lake Cowichan Rd. do not go past the sign on your right for Paldi …the turn is about 1/2km before the Paldi sign).

 

From Nanaimo:

Take HWY 1 South towards Duncan--but, just before Duncan at the junction with HWY 18 turn right towards LAKE COWICHAN; aprox. 3km turn left at TANSOR rd; drive about 1km (after the hydro tower on your right) turn right onto curvy old COWICHAN LK. rd. (hit your trip meter); drive for exactly 6KM, Look for JORDON'S LANE (if its after dark-you will find Jordon's lane illuminated by a streetlight) and a white donut-shaped sign appears on your left, about 1/2 km more, turn left on CULVERTON (at the next street light) and follow for 1KM--turn in at SUN LOTUS sign. (NOTE: whilst driving Lake Cowichan Rd. do not go past the sign on your right for Paldi…the turn is about 1/2km before the Paldi sign).

 

From Vancouver / Ferry Directions

The departure points from Vancouver are either Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (south Vancouver) or from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal (north Vancouver)...

Sun Lotus is located half way between Victoria and Nanaimo...but, coming from Nanaimo is slightly faster and more dependable by following Highway 1 south.

If you have your own vehicle you have the choice of 3 suitable arrival points on the Island, but the best choices are the 2 ferry docks near Nanaimo called Departure Bay & Duke Point.

(The least convenient option is the one nearest Victoria --which is actually in Sidney--called Swartz Bay: arriving at/coming from Sidney you must travel down the peninsula on Highway 17 towards Victoria before you can cross-over and head up-island on Highway 1 to Duncan.  However, if your timing is right, you can take the beautiful "Brentwood Bay/Mill Bay Ferry" called the "Saanich Inlet Route" to cross the water. We are about 25 minute drive from the docking point at Mill Bay, following Highway 1 north towards Duncan.)

 

If you do not have a vehicle you have 2 options:

1) More costly, but easiest: take Greyhound bus from downtown Vancouver with a destination of Duncan--this bus will take you to the ferry and you will transfer to another bus when you arrive on the Island which will bring you to the Duncan Bus depot. From there you can take an infrequent city bus #7 Lake Cowichan (not the express) and be dropped off on Lake Cowichan Road at Culverton-it is a 1km walk from there--but, best to give us a call in advance, if we are in town we will pick you up. 250-709-9010

2) Cheaper: take a public transit from downtown Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, walk aboard ferry. Greyhound and Island link provide service from Nanaimo ferry terminal to downtown Duncan. From there you can take an infrequent city bus #7 Lake Cowichan (not the express) and be dropped off on Lake Cowichan Road at Culverton, it is a 1km walk from there--but, best to give us a call in advance, if we are in town we will pick you up. 250-709-9010

 

PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU ARRIVE -- THANK YOU

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