Discover the Beautiful Cowichan Valley

East of the Vancouver Island mountain range, bordered by old growth forests and rivers, the Cowichan Valley exists as a place with incredible beauty, rich culture and warm weather. The valley is an adventure-seekers paradise, offering a multitude of outdoor activities including plentiful hiking and biking trails, water-sports, camping and fishing. The temperate climate allows for rich agricultural production, making Duncan and the surrounding communities a food lovers dream. In fact, many name the Cowichan Valley as the “Provence of Canada”. Spend the weekends visiting local vineyards or strolling quaint streets filled with artisan produced goods.

FEATURED COMMUNITIES

DUNCAN  Famous for a large collection of over 40 outdoor totems, Duncan has a rich cultural history. The city is filled with local shops and restaurants, and boasts incredible parks and walking trails.

DUNCAN

Famous for a large collection of over 40 outdoor totems, Duncan has a rich cultural history. The city is filled with local shops and restaurants, and boasts incredible parks and walking trails.

MAPLE BAY  In Maple Bay you can hop on a float plane or sail away on a yacht. Enjoy kayaking, swimming or boating, beautiful sunrises and epic hikes with channel views.

MAPLE BAY

In Maple Bay you can hop on a float plane or sail away on a yacht. Enjoy kayaking, swimming or boating, beautiful sunrises and epic hikes with channel views.

COBBLE HILL  Cobble Hill is a small hamlet that is surrounded by quaint acreages, hobby farms, vineyards and artisan agricultural production. A true food lovers paradise!

COBBLE HILL

Cobble Hill is a small hamlet that is surrounded by quaint acreages, hobby farms, vineyards and artisan agricultural production. A true food lovers paradise!

 
MILL BAY  At the south end of the Cowichan Valley this village has quiet waterfront streets and lovely Gulf Island views. The surrounding parks, trails and water are perfect for hiking, cycling and boating. Home to the prestigious Brentwood College School.

MILL BAY

At the south end of the Cowichan Valley this village has quiet waterfront streets and lovely Gulf Island views. The surrounding parks, trails and water are perfect for hiking, cycling and boating. Home to the prestigious Brentwood College School.

COWICHAN BAY  This village is quaint, but is filled with bustle, particularly in the summer months. With many shops, restaurants and museums living here will feel like a vacation that never ends. The bakery and cheese shop are a must visit!

COWICHAN BAY

This village is quaint, but is filled with bustle, particularly in the summer months. With many shops, restaurants and museums living here will feel like a vacation that never ends. The bakery and cheese shop are a must visit!

SHAWNIGAN LAKE  This community offers more than just the lake. There are miles of wilderness trails to explore, including one of the largest wooden train bridges in the world, the Kinsol Trestle.

SHAWNIGAN LAKE

This community offers more than just the lake. There are miles of wilderness trails to explore, including one of the largest wooden train bridges in the world, the Kinsol Trestle.

 
LAKE COWICHAN  Lake Cowichan is rich in both natural beauty and history. Once an industrial community focused on forestry, Lake Cowichan has grown to offer immaculate lake side estate living, and a perfect jumping off point to the Vancouver Island wilderness.

LAKE COWICHAN

Lake Cowichan is rich in both natural beauty and history. Once an industrial community focused on forestry, Lake Cowichan has grown to offer immaculate lake side estate living, and a perfect jumping off point to the Vancouver Island wilderness.

CROFTON  Crofton is a small community nestled into the shoreline of Osborne Bay and overlooking Salt Spring Island. Its sloping topography offers dramatic views and panoramic vistas. Walk with your family along the recently constructed oceanside boardwalk.

CROFTON

Crofton is a small community nestled into the shoreline of Osborne Bay and overlooking Salt Spring Island. Its sloping topography offers dramatic views and panoramic vistas. Walk with your family along the recently constructed oceanside boardwalk.

CHEMAINUS  A lively community filled with artisans and makers, Chemainus also boasts a dinner theatre and many historical murals. The village is well connected by walking paths, some making use of retired railway tracks. A perfect mix of enjoying history and nature.

CHEMAINUS

A lively community filled with artisans and makers, Chemainus also boasts a dinner theatre and many historical murals. The village is well connected by walking paths, some making use of retired railway tracks. A perfect mix of enjoying history and nature.