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This charming seaside village is home to boating enthusiasts, artisans and an eclectic community of locals, some dwelling in floating residences. “The Bay,” as it’s known locally, also boasts a variety of marinas and an oceanfront hotel.  The relaxed vibe and waterfront charm of main street is magnified by a selection of favourite foodie haunts, including a cheese shop, ice cream parlour, organic bakery and fish-and-chips restaurant. Walk the pier and visit the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Serve aces on one of the oldest active lawn tennis courts in the world. Go whale-watching, view the paintings of internationally known artists, and take the kids to the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre to enjoy the fun at the marine touch tables. Finish your visit off with a trip to the Rock Cod Cafe, featured on the Food Network’s TV series, You Gotta Eat Here.

Visit Tourism Cowichan to learn more about this and other nearby communities.

Cowichan Bay Businesses

Crowfoot Collective
Rocky Creek Winery
Ocean Ecoventures (Cowichan Bay)
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd.
Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay