Typically known as the scenic highway between Victoria and the Cowichan Valley, it is also the entire area stretching from Goldstream Provincial Park to the northern part of Bamberton and southern Shawnigan Lake.
Traditional home of the Malahat First Nation, the Malahat is steep and rugged and reaches a summit of 356 ft. The original road, first cut in 1861 for cattle and paved for vehicles in 1911, provides beautiful views. Watch the incredible run of thousands of Chum salmon during the fall in Goldstream Provincial Park, where riverside paths through the mature forest offer close observation. Spectacle Lake Provincial Park near the summit features swimming, fishing and hiking. Also visit GBS Glass Blowing Studio at the north end of the Malahat, on Shawnigan Lake Road, and check out their unique wine glasses and lamps.