Attractions and Activities

Cowichan Valley Mountain View

After the final whistle blows and the locker rooms empty out, take time to enjoy some memorable activities in the Cowichan region.

Some of our world renowned attractions include the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, the BC Forest Discovery Centre with its steam train, The Raptor Centre, where you can have a close up experience with eagles, hawks and owls, and Canada's only tea farm.

Outdoor adventures can be as mild or rugged as you are, from hiking along the river or over one of the world’s largest wooden trestles to mountain biking on trails that attract the sport’s top riders. Take your pick of a lake, river or ocean adventure and do some kayaking, tubing, whale-watching or fishing.There is also championship year-round golf and cruising along our spectacular coastline.

Cowichan is known for having an outstanding culinary scene including craft breweries and the largest concentration of wineries on Vancouver Island (it’s that Mediterranean climate!). The arts and culture are strong here as well with frequent studio tours, theatre performances, music festivals and mural and totem tours. 

See a list of activities and attractions here.

The great outdoors may be our back yard but Cowichan's many charming towns and villages are just as popular. Browse through shops and markets, enjoy a meal, or just soak up the ambiance and character of several different and delightful centres of activity.

For even more ideas of what to see and do in Cowichan, please visit or call the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre at 250.746.4636 or 1.888.303.3337.

Eagle Show at the Raptor Centre
Wine Tasting in Cowichan
Totems in Duncan