Some of the wineries in the Valley hold international awards for their wine- making the cowichan valley home to some of the best wineries in B.C.

Wildlife Viewing

Popular wildlife activities in Cowichan include guided whale-watching tours and professional flying demonstrations at the Pacific Northwest Raptors. But there are also many self-guided wildlife viewing opportunities as well.

Spot Roosevelt Elk (found only on Vancouver Island) near the Town of Lake Cowichan and Youbou, visit one of many bird watching areas and nature estuarys, or look out for black bears on a guided hike in Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park.

Enjoy seeing the prolific marine life in the waters of the Salish Sea: watch harbour seals and sea lions lounging on the docks and spot wildlife from the deck of charter boat or while cruising the quiet waters of Cowchan’s many bays and inlets in a kayak.

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Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

Explore the Cowichan Estuary’s wildlife, habitats, and history through fun, interactive exhibits – and touch live sea creatures in the region’s only touch tank aquarium!
1845 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC
Ocean Ecoventures

Ocean Ecoventures

Our daily 3 – 4 hour or full day 8-hour Whale Watching and Wildlife tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. You will also encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco tour.

Our team of professional captains have a commitment to responsible wildlife viewing, education and conservation

1721 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

The Raptors

1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, BC

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

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