Getting Here

By Bike
By Public Transit

Sunrise in Cowichan Bay

Quiet mornings along the Salish Sea provide an ideal setting to explore the unique communities that makeup Vancouver Island’s Southeast tip. Take your time, there’s magic in the air – and if you’re lucky, herons and osprey too.

Cowichan Bay Marina by Andrea Johnson
 Birding
 Cafe
 Food
 Accommodations

Afternoon Deep in the Valley

As you continue to explore Cowichan, opportunities abound – get inspired on your own, or amongst the locals.

Photo of person holding an owl
One of the resident owls from The Raptors by Jordan Dyck
 Birding
 Cafe
 Shopping
 Visitor Centre

Quiet Coastal Evenings

As the sun sets on Cowichan, the dynamic food and beverage scene comes alive with a variety of family-friendly hotspots welcoming to locals and visitors.

Shorebirds by Martin L. Martens
 Food
Ma Maison Cafe by Jordan Dyck
 Food
 Accommodations
Cowichan River Lodge
 Accommodations

Explore More

Take a self-guided tour of the Duncan Totems
Enrol in a workshop at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre
Learn about the vibrant history of the Town of Ladysmith with the new Heritage App
Visit the Ladysmith Museum
Take a self-guided tour of the Chemainus Murals
Visit the Shawnigan Lake Museum
Discover Canada's only commercial tea farm at Westholme Tea Farm
Visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre
Visit Hand of Man Natural History Museum
Birding and Bird Photography for Beginners (Online Workshop)
Observe the nesting of the Purple Martins at Ladysmith Harbour

Open House Mid-July

Attend the WildWings Nature & Art Festival

Month-long celebration in October 2021.