Welcome to the Cowichan Valley
The name Cowichan is an aboriginal word that means “The Warm Land” which is fitting because the valley enjoys Canada’s warmest mean annual temperature. Centrally located between the cities of Victoria and Nanaimo the Valley is ideally situated to enjoy both city lights and country nights. Cowichan Valley real estate listings
Duncan is surrounded by vast tracts of unspoiled mountain, forest, and coastal wilderness. It’s tourism slogan is, “The City of Totems” which are featured throughout the downtown area. Duncan real estate listings
Ladysmith sits on a hillside overlooking the Strait of Georgia. It’s harbour features the warmest sea water north of California. Each December, the city turns on more than 1 million Christmas lights. Ladysmith real estate listings
Chemainus is a quaint, seaside village located in central Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. It is famous for the giant murals painted on many of the buildings in its downtown area. Chemainus real estate listings
Mill Bay & Shawnigan Lake
These areas are “cottage country” for professionals living and working in Victoria. Nearby, you’ll find Kinsol Trestle, one of the world’s largest wooden train trestles. Mill Bay area real estate listings
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.