The Cowichan Region has half a dozen provincial parks and an extensive network of trails and tracks to explore.

Hiking + Biking

Many visitors will tell you that the main attraction in Cowichan isn’t its famous wine trail, but the ability to get out on the countless hiking and biking paths that crisscross the area. In fact, the Cowichan region has no less than half a dozen provincial parks with a huge variety of routes that range from “extreme” terrain to gentle jaunts around placid, trout-filled lakes. If mountains pique your interest, there’s the triumvirate consisting of Mount Tzouhalem, which presides over Cowichan Bay, Mount Prevost, which soars above Duncan and Maple Mountain, home to the challenging Maple Syrup and Solar Coaster trails.

There are also extensive trail networks on Heather, Bald and Cobble Hill Mountains. Other notable trails include the 20 km Cowichan River Footpath, which winds west from Duncan to spectacular Skutz Falls, and the Trans Canada Trail, which skirts Shawnigan Lake and crosses over the 144-foot-high, knee-knocking Kinsol Trestle to Cowichan Lake, North Cowichan and Ladysmith. If quiet country roads are more your speed, you may consider a bike ride along any of the park roads around Glenora, Cobble Hill, Yellow Point or even across the water to idyllic Thetis Island.

On the eastern edges of the Cowichan Valley Regional District is the Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park. It’s a hop, skip and a jump from the Cowichan Valley proper, but if you’d like to see some of the world’s biggest spruce trees, be sure to set aside a day or two for a chance to hike this amazing part of the Island.

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Cowichan Trails Stewardship Society

Cowichan Trails Stewardship Society

The Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society is dedicated to develop and maintain amazing, well-constructed, safe, and authorized mixed-use trails within the working forests of the Cowichan Valley.

Cycle Therapy Bikes

We are the cycling heart of Duncan because we love cycling, and we always put your needs first. Whether renting a mountain bike, a recreational, or an electric assist bike to explore Cowichan's vineyards and trails, we will get you rolling and smiling. Join in on our year-round group rides!
360 Duncan St, Duncan, BC

Cowichan Cycles

Built on passion and fueled by great relationships, Cowichan Cycles is the people’s bike store. This is reflected by our friendly staff, creative displays, inviting lounge, and upbeat atmosphere. Our workshop is known for our approachable professionalism and we now proudly offer mountain bike rentals from Devinci and Santa Cruz!
2-2628 Beverly St, Duncan, BC

The Raptors

1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, BC

Velofix Vancouver Island North

Island Joy Rides

Remedy Hike

Remedy Hike

Creators of community-focused interactive outdoor workshops centering on physical, mental, social, environmental, nutritional, and spiritual health & wellbeing. We see Health Outside the Ordinary.

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

1845 Cowichan Bay Road, Hecate Park, Cowichan Bay, BC

Citrus Cycles

502 Ballou Pl, Ladysmith, BC

Vancouver Island Expeditions

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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