Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada
Cowichan Valley Travel and Adventure Guide
The Cowichan Valley is home to the communities of Duncan, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake and Lake Cowichan.
Duncan, BC, Canada (aka "The City of Totems") includes the surrounding areas of Maple Bay, Genoa Bay and the Village of Crofton. The community is the retail and commercial hub serving the entire Cowichan Valley. It is home to every service and amenity that is important to a traveler. There is also a ferry service connecting Duncan to Salt Spring Island (ferry terminal located in Crofton). (read more)
Chemainus BC, Canada is best known for its 30+ Chemainus Murals, the Chemainus Theatre and for the sinking of a Boeing 737 as an artificial reef for scuba diving. It is also home to a ferry service connecting Chemainus to Thetis Island. (read more)
Ladysmith BC, Canada is a waterfront village with views of Oyster Bay, located on the shores of Ladysmith Harbour. The region includes the areas of Yellow Point and South Cedar. Main Street Ladysmith (1st Ave) is lined with historic buildings, unique shops and more. (read more)
Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada is a popular recreational lake community in the region attracting those who enjoy beaches, water skiing, boating, canoeing and camping. The region of Lake Cowichan includes the Village of Youbou and Honeymoon Bay. (read more)
Village of Cowichan Bay
Cowichan Bay is a marine sightseeing destination in the Cowichan Valley with a full service marina, tours, restaurants, pubs and some unique shops. A community highlight is the long wooden pier jetting out into the ocean.
Village of Mill Bay
Mill Bay is an oceanfront community with a BC Ferry transportation link connecting Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay (north of Victoria). There is a village centre strip mall, retail stores, gas stations and restaurants. First community on Hwy #1 when traveling north from Victoria, BC.
Village of Shawnigan Lake
Shawnigan Lake is a popular recreational lake in the Cowichan Valley. The lake is popular for swimming, water skiing, boating, canoeing and jet skiing. There is a convenience store, gas station, restaurants and a pub serving the area.
Village of Cobble Hill
The fertile Cowichan Valley is home to Vancouver Island's biggest collection of wineries and vineyards. Most are located in the Cobble Hill region of the Cowichan Valley.