A unique and historic waterfront community on southern Vancouver Island

The village is a fascinating blend of shops, restaurants, sail and fishing boats, piers, wharves and floating homes, constantly active and full of independent, creative characters living and working on and near the water.

With easy access from Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, Cowichan Bay is the ideal base for visitors interested in boating, kayaking, diving, and exploring the Cowichan Valley.

You can stay in Cowichan Bay and settle in for a couple of days - there's lots to do. Cowichan Bay is a waterfront village, so you can race across the waves in a Zodiac to go whale watching, go kayaking as the sun sets, or just explore our piers and look at the boats. On land there are numerous unique local shops to visit.

Cowichan Bay has always been known as the place to dine in the Cowichan Valley with great restaurants looking out over the water. There is lots of fresh seafood and fine local wines to go with your meal.

Cowichan Bay is North America's first Cittaslow designated community!