Things to Do

Cowichan Valley forest hiking trail

Cowichan Bay and surrounding region offer a multitude of things to do and sites to see for everyone. Whether you are here to relax and take a stroll through our many art galleries or spend the day hiking and follow that with an evening dinner and show at the theatre, there is lots to do and enjoy.

Our local warmth and richness combined with international service standards provides visitors with the best of expereinces.

Art Galleries

Visit our many art galleries to get a sensory feast of west-coast art. Visitors will find many unique pieces made by our very own local, native and even international artists.

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Enjoy a variety local attractions ranging from historical logging sites and infrastructure to artisan shops to the world`s largest hockey stick!

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Cycling Areas

The Cowichan Valley prides itself on having some of the best cycling terrain with detailed maps and information on many cycling routes—a real treat for bike and nature lovers!

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Our farmlands are a part of our history. Visit the farmlands around Cowichan Bay and get to know our local farmers.

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Golf Courses

Spend the day on some of our finest 18-hole golf courses with the best views. Each offers an exceptional mix of parkland, mountain, bay and ocean views.

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Outfitters and Tour Operators

For those who love adventure and want to embrace nature to the fullest, local tour operators offer unique experiences to visitors.  Enjoy a variety of activities ranging from scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, water-skiing, hiking, floatplane tours and fishing.

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Stroll through the history of Cowichan Valley and its people by visiting one of our many museums.

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Enjoy the fresh air and quiet by hiking through our spectacular trails stretching in total well over 120 km through the provincial park, up some of our mountains or even beside a lake. Each trail is unique and provides its own sense of adventure.

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Experience our pristine, free of pollution provincial and wilderness parks with lush plants and wildlife.  Perfect for picnics, walks, bird-watching, hiking, and more.

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Enjoy the sunshine, ocean air and beautiful views at our local beaches.  Also perfect for swimming, walking, camping and picnics.

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Be entertained at one of our local theaters through dance, opera, live jazz, films, lectures and more. Beautiful venues and spectacular performances all year round.

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Other Activities

And there is more! See other events here.

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Take a tour of our local vineyards and taste some of our finest homemade wines. Take some home too…

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