A Cowichan Valley adventure
This is a recreation and retirement paradise
Surrounded by scenic mountains, the Cowichan Valley is located on Vancouver Island between Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, and Nanaimo. It features the highest mean temperatures in Canada, soil rich enough to grow virtually any crop, and a full range of recreational and business services. It’s a favourite place to live and do business on Vancouver Island.
Towering forests, numerous beaches and unique marine hamlets, plus some of the largest and most popular fresh water lakes on Vancouver Island, have made the Cowichan Valley adventure a tourist destination for decades. Nearby, Lake Cowichan is where the locals spend their summer holidays. Fishing, boating, and hiking in the surrounding hills make this a one-stop vacation for the entire family. It’s also the gateway to the West Coast, Bamfield, Tofino, and the new paved wilderness road back to Victoria through the village of Sooke. If you’re looking for adventure, we have plenty of it here for everyone.
Did you know that the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island area is located in Canada’s only Maritime Mediterranean climatic zone? This means we have the warmest year round temperatures anywhere in Canada. In winter, our climate is similar to Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, northern Florida, and some parts of Mexico! Farms in the area grow the entire grocery basket from organic produce to fine local wines. Let our local cuisine be part of your Cowichan Valley adventure.