What Makes the Cowichan So Diverse....
From fertile farmland to bountiful vineyards; from freshwater lakes to an ocean teaming with life; from world class Native Artists to world renowned culinary delights, the Cowichan Valley is a rural paradise not to be missed on anyone's visit to Vancouver Island.




Visit a local vineyard, there are over 20 to choose from - sample some of our world class wines...

Puruse through an Art Gallery and enrich yourself with the beauty of our local artists...

Learn a bit of history by visiting on of our many fine museums...

Rent a bicycle and explore some of our scenic bike trails...

Put on your hiking boots, pack a picnic and enjoy a day out on one of our beautiful hiking trails...

Paddle the waters around Cowichan Bay in a sea kayak...

Go Whale watching from a zodiac boat...

Spend an afternoon relaxing on one of our many beaches...

Get out your golf clubs and play a few rounds at one of the six golf clubs in the area...

Enjoy a night out at the theatre...

Things to do.... 

​In 2009 Cowichan Bay became North America’s first Cittaslow community, joining over 119 Cittaslow towns in 20 countries. Our communities are brought to life by the people who take the time to build community relationships and enjoy a quality of life. We are blessed with quality spaces, shops, inns, historic buildings, farms, nature and unspoiled landscapes.  The mission of the Cowichan Bay Cittaslow movement is to preserve the unique identity of the Cowichan Bay area and to continually improve the quality of life for residents and visitors by: celebrating  our community’s history and traditions, promoting craftsmanship and environmental stewardship, maintaining the community’s distinct character by avoiding mediocrity, and engaging  residents and visitors in creating and sharing a good life.

What Makes the Cowichan So Special....
The Cowichan region is located in Canada's only maritime mediterranean climatic zone, resulting in the warmest year round temperature anywhere in Canada. Known for thousands of years as “The Warm Land” by the first Nations People the area has now become home as well to farmers, fishermen, vinters, artists, young families and people looking to retire in a place rich in culture and diversity.


Explore the Cowichan

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