About The Valley
The Cowichan Valley Region, covers approximately 373,000 hectares, and stretches north across the Malahat in the south to the town of Ladysmith in the north. It’s located between both coastlines of Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada. The Cowichan Valley is made up of many small communities including: Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake and also Cobble Hill.
Remarkable scenery, mild climate year round and the natural geography of the Cowichan Valley make this area an extravagant place for the outdoor adventurer. Sailing, fishing, power boating, waterskiing and scuba diving are all at your doorstep, along with kayaking, hiking and cycling. Several of Vancouver Island’s finest year round golf courses are also located in the Cowichan Region. Please check out our link to the Cowichan Valley Golf Courses.
With over nine local growers and producers of quality wines, The Cowichan Valley is increasingly gaining a well deserved reputation for award winning wines. For more information on our local award winning wineries click here:
The Cowichan Valley region offers one of Canada’s finest climates, resulting in the warmest mean year round temperature anywhere in Canada, which continues to attract tourists, residents and businesses. Our summers are warm, but not too hot and our winters are mild with occasional snowfall. Drive north two hours and you will find our popular ski hill, Mt. Washington.
For the families there are numerous public schools and a variety of private schools which include Brentwood College, Shawnigan Lake School, Queen Margaret’s School, Maxwell International Baha’i School, and many more. Please check out our Helpful Links Page for more information.
Duncan is the civic centre of the Cowichan Valley and the traditional home of the Coast Salish First Nations. Known as the City of Totems, and the “Warm Land”. Duncan boasts over 41 distinctive hand-carved cedar poles on public display in parks and downtown streets.
If you or anyone you know is considering a move to the Cowichan Valley, please contact us and we will send you detailed information on our area. Just click (HERE)