Heading north on the Trans Canada Highway passed the Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn follow the signs to Highway 18 and Lake Cowichan. You'll take the next left at the stop lights. If heading south you'll take a right passed the North Cowichan Municipal Hall onto Highway 18 and then drive 23km to the Youbou/Lake Cowichan Junction.
At this point stay to your right and follow the signs to Youbou where you will drive another 15km through the town and to the end of the pavement where you will see the "End of Public Road" sign. Stay on your right on the main gravel road and travel another 18km around the lake (Cowichan Lake) to Heather Campsite and the sign to the Nitinaht Lake Motel - 25km.
From this point to the main "T" junction is 18km. At the junction make a left and travel the final 7km to Nitinaht Lake. Follow the signs to the Motel. You will see Nitinaht Lake on your right and you will soon be on paved road. Stay to your left and you will see the Community Centre, Motel and General Store.
Welcome to Nitinaht !
The best speed to drive the logging road is at 50 to 60 km/hr. Make sure your spare tire is in good shape and it's inflated. Also by aware the road is an ACTIVE LOGGING ROAD