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Riverside Inn

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Front of property
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn

2.5 star property
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Bar
56 North Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC, v0r2g0

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentral Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaatza Station Museum10 min walk
  • Popular LocationCowichan Lake Sports Arena3 min drive
  • AirportNanaimo, BC (YCD)46 min drive

Room options

About this area

Lake Cowichan

Located in Lake Cowichan, Riverside Inn is in the city center and on a river. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Kaatza Station Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Park and Cowichan River Provincial Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 8 min walk
  • Kaatza Station Museum - 10 min walk
  • Cowichan Lake Sports Arena - 3 min drive
  • Cowichan River Provincial Park - 17 min drive
  • Chemainus Theatre - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD) - 46 min drive


  • Ed’s Coffeehouse - 7 min walk
  • Cow Cafe - 1 min walk
  • J & V's Burgers & Pizza - 11 min walk
  • Subway - 9 min walk
  • Bridgehouse Restaurant - 1 min walk

About this property

Riverside Inn

Inn by the river
Located close to Central Park and Kaatza Station Museum, Riverside Inn provides a grocery/convenience store, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. In addition to laundry facilities and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • A front-desk safe, ATM/banking services, and a billiards/pool table
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a vending machine, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 18 individually furnished rooms feature thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and hair dryers
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • ATM
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Conference space


  • On a river
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Limited room service
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Heating
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5 PM
Minimum check-in age: 19


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 15.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 15.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Riverside Inn Lake Cowichan
Riverside Lake Cowichan
Riverside Inn Inn
Riverside Inn Lake Cowichan
Riverside Inn Inn Lake Cowichan

Frequently asked questions

Is Riverside Inn pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Riverside Inn?

As of May 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverside Inn on Jun 21, 2023 start from CA $226.71, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Riverside Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Riverside Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 5 PM.

What time is check-out at Riverside Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Riverside Inn located?

Located in the heart of Lake Cowichan, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park and Kaatza Station Museum. Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and Cowichan River Provincial Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 103 out of 214 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 48%
Rating 8 - Good. 74 out of 214 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 35%
Rating 6 - Okay. 24 out of 214 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 8 out of 214 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 5 out of 214 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice cozy place on river with dock to have closer look. Cafe offers brunch on weekends and had good food, nice staff. Right in town so you can easily walk to any shop, cafe or restaurant. Very convenient.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We’re thrilled with this place. Clean, modern, well-appointed room with no noise from the pub. Pub was excellent - amazing service, lovely patio, good food.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Tim, Victoria

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location, cozy room. Gerri took great care of us.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

June, Medicine Hat

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Arrived early, staff warmly greeted us and advised us of places to eat and breakfast times and also for a drive around the countryside
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really enjoyed our stay here - in addition to the great view of the river, comfy room, and easy parking....the restaurant/pub was great!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
As I have been walking the trail, it was easy to get there and I was really happy to be able to eat something within the hotel facility at the pub.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast options. Clean. Comfortable beds.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023