SPECTACULAR SCENERY The Cowichan offers some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. From the Malahat you oversee the Gulf Islands in the Straight of Georgia. The Trans Canada Highway over the Malahat is a pleasant 40 minute drive from Victoria.
Shawnigan Lake, Lake Cowichan, Nitnat Lake are some of the largest most distinctive lakes on Vancouver Island. There are also a number of smaller lakes located in the Cowichan that offer many different looks for filming purposes. Here you will also find the Kinsol Trestle, spanning the Koksilah River, the largest reconstructed wooden trestle in BC.
VILLAGES Over 15 different communities lie within the Cowichan Region, each offering its unique qualities and draw.
Cowichan Bay is a picturesque little fishing village where “time stands still”.
The picturesque village of Shawnigan Lake is nestled in the wilderness surrounded by camps and exciting back country trails, upscale cottages and estates.
Crofton is located next to the mill and offers a working town look.
Chemainus has stately older houses, and the old town small community look.
Ladysmith has a historic downtown core, with elevated vistas.
Lake Cowichan is a bustling working community, providing access to the lake and to unique locations such as Teleglobe.
HISTORY Wherever you look our history is visible, Whippletree Junction, Cowichan Station, historic Ladysmith and downtown Duncan, old churches and cemeteries, Kinsol Trestle and Marie Canyon all offer special hard to find locations.
At the heart of the Cowichan lies the City of Duncan. Duncan is the service centre for the Cowichan region. Here you will find access to supplies, services and amenities.
Duncan city core is one that exudes all the charm of a small Midwestern town. The downtown core area is contained within six square blocks, with the City Hall square at the heart of it.