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The Google Map still lists our hotel as Oceanfront Grand Resort & Marina.  That’s our old name.  Google hasn’t caught up yet.

Driving Directions from Vancouver

Driving from Vancouver to Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay will take approximately 4 hours and will require traveling by ferry with BC Ferries.

  • Take Highway 1 West towards Horseshoe Bay.
  • Follow signs towards the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal.
  • Take the ferry service from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, Nainamo.  (The ferry takes 1 hour 30 minutes, so sit back and relax.)
  • When you exit the ferry, follow the signs to join Highway 1 South towards Victoria.
  • You will pass several communities including Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncan.
  • Once you pass through Duncan, continue South past the Old Farm Market.  There is a big red chicken out front.
  • Just after the market at the foot of the hill is Cowichan Bay Road on the left hand side.  Turn left onto Cowichan Bay Road.
  • Keep traveling down this road until you get to an intersection at the Cowichan Lawn and Tennis Court. Turn right.
  • Continue traveling South, approximately 4 km, through the village of Cowichan Bay.
  • The resort will be on the left hand side.

Driving Directions From Nanaimo

Driving from Nanaimo to Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay will take approximately 45 minutes.

  • Take Highway 1 South towards Victoria.
  • You will pass several communities including Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncan.
  • Once you pass through Duncan, continue South past the Old Farm Market.  There is a big red chicken out front.
  • Just after the market at the foot of the hill is Cowichan Bay Road on the left hand side.  Turn left onto Cowichan Bay Road.
  • Keep traveling down this road until you get to an intersection at the Cowichan Lawn and Tennis Court. Turn right.
  • Continue traveling South, approximately 4 km, through the village of Cowichan Bay.
  • The resort will be on the left hand side.

Driving Directions From Victoria Ferries or Victoria International Airport

Driving from Victoria Ferries or Victoria International Airport will take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

  • Travel Highway 17 South (also called Patricia Bay Highway) for about 17km.
  • Take the McKenzie Avenue exit and head West towards Highway 1.
  • Travel Highway 1 North towards Nanaimo. This route will take through the cities of Malahat and Mill Bay.
  • Once you arrive in Mill Bay, continue travelling North.
  • Turn right on Cowichan Bay Road, the 5th set of lights after Mill Bay.
  • Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is located 4 kilometers from Highway #1 on the right hand side.

Driving Directions From Downtown Victoria

Driving from Downtown Victoria will take approximately 45 minutes.

  • Travel North towards Nanaimo on Douglas Street.
  • Douglas will then turn into Highway #1; continue traveling North. This route will take through the cities of Malahat and Mill Bay.
  • Once you arrive in Mill Bay, continue travelling North.
  • Turn right on Cowichan Bay Road, the 5th set of lights after Mill Bay.
  • Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is located 4 kilometers from Highway #1 on the right hand side.
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Once Upon A Day... Cowichan

Good music, creative arts, an inclusive and diverse community that thrives on fresh food and delights in the stunning scenery which is a daily four seasons backdrop to life in The Cowichan -- that is what inspired this short film.

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