Spider Lake

About the Park

Spider Lake features a sandy beach perfect for water activities on a summer day including canoeing, kayaking and swimming. Paddlers can have a quiet day exploring the shoreline and the many secluded “Spider legs” of this lake.


The lake is stocked with small mouth bass and Rainbow trout. There are fishing opportunities all year. Powerboats are prohibited on Spider Lake. Rowboats, and canoes and kayaks are easily launched from the beach next to the small parking lot. This park is also good for fresh water scuba diving.


Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash and under control at all times in Spider Lake Provincial Park. You are responsible for your pet and its excrement.



This park has a large day-use area, with picnic tables, fresh water, pit toilets and a sandy beach. This area and the parking lot are closed during the off-season. A smaller day-use area, open year round, can be found off of Lakeview Road less than 1 km before the main park entrance. This area has picnic tables, a pit toilet and parking for up to 8 vehicles.



There is no camping permitted in this park.



Campfires are not permitted in this park



Spider Lake Provincial Park is located 60 km north of Nanaimo and 16 km west of Qualicum Beach on central Vancouver Island. The park can be accessed via the Horne Lake exit off Hwy #19 or Hwy #19a. Follow signs for 5 km to Spider Lake.


Nearby Parks

Nearby parks include Rathtrevor Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Rosewall Creek Provincial Park and Cathedral Grove at Macmillan Provincial Park.



For further information, visit www.bcparks.ca