About the Event

The Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance & Motorcar Weekend (formerly known as the Motor Gathering) is held on the beautiful grounds of Shawnigan Lake School.
1975 Renfrew Road Shawnigan Lake, B.C. V0R 2W1 Canada


August 25th

The Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance & Motorcar Weekend is unique car show showcasing an array of classic, concours quality, unique and custom cars and motorcycles for enthusiasts of all ages.

Every year, we strive to host a show that is unique and provides an exciting experience to keep our supporters intrigued. In the last 7 years, the show has grown from 85 cars to 600, gathered over 10,000 spectators and raised over $1 million dollars for our local families in need. With that also brings change and we are proud to announce the relaunch of the Motor Gathering as the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance & Motorcar Weekend.  The Motorcar Weekend will showcase a diverse collection of vehicles and motorcycles throughout the grounds of Shawnigan Lake School.   We invite you and your vehicle to join us for one incredible show.

Once again, 100% of all funds raised for the show including sponsorship, registrations, donations and on site purchases, will support the David Foster Foundation, the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation and a selection of other local families with children in need on Vancouver Island.

For more information regarding the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance & Motorcar Weekend, please contact us at

100% of all funds raised are donated to charity

The Location

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Shawnigan Lake School is built on the shores of Shawnigan Lake and occupies a stunning wooded 400-acre (1.6 km2) property. It is located just a few minutes away from the village of Shawnigan Lake, or a 45-minute drive from Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island.

About the Shawnigan Lake School
  • Vancouver Island Motor Gathering

Display Categories

We wish all entrants the best of success for this year’s show and we can’t wait to see the beautiful vehicles and motorcycles at the inaugural Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance & Motorcar Weekend.

The list of the 2018 show winners can be found in our gallery albums.

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  • American

  • British

  • Classic

  • Motorcycle

  • German

  • Italian

  • Pre-War

  • Post-War

  • Super Car

  • Original

  • Japanese

  • Muscle Car

  • Street Rod

Categories subject to change at any time without notice.
**A minimum standard applies for all category winners: the winning cars must drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These cars are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one word description that will represent the minimum standard required of the winning vehicles. Please note we reserve the right to not award a winner within a specific category if they do not fit within these standards. For example, if there is only one car in the category, it does not make that entrant the automatic winner. The vehicle will still be required to have the applicable criteria in order to qualify and win.

Vehicle Registration