Welcome to the Cowichan Valley
Centrally located between the cities of Victoria and Nanaimo, Duncan is ideally situated to enjoy both city lights and country nights. It offers a rare combination of rural quiet and city sophistication blended into one well-located small city that is within commuting distance of both centres.
Did you know that the name Cowichan comes from Quw’utsun’, an Indigenous word? It means The Warm Land and it’s a perfect description because the Cowichan Valley has the highest mean annual temperature in Canada which means year round golf, sailing, and outdoor activities.
Watch “Once Upon a Day in Cowichan”
Welcome to the Cowichan Valley, a diverse and inclusive community that thrives on the local creative scene and four-seasons landscapes.
Watch “Art, History and Culture in the Cowichan Valley”
Day Trip 1: Enjoy local cultural experiences and exchanges from Ladysmith to Chemainus and Duncan.
Watch “Part 2: Art, History and Culture in the Cowichan Valley”
Day Trip 2: Enjoy local cultural experiences and exchanges from Ladysmith to Chemainus and Duncan.