Located 28 kilometres west of Duncan is the town of Lake Cowichan. The town’s namesake lake was once the focus of a thriving lumber industry that employed countless workers in the surrounding towns of Honeymoon Bay, Youbou and Mesachie Lake.

Like other Cowichan towns that shifted away from a resource-based economy, the town reinvented itself by focusing on its profound beauty and numerous activities. Whether you camp at a private or municipal campground, park at an RV park or stay in a B&B, the shimmering lake is your constant playground where you can lounge around a beach, swim, waterski, rent a houseboat or go fishing.

For a little history, you might like to check out the Kaatza Station Museum’s collection of logging artifacts, then stroll the floating boardwalk.

Lake Cowichan also serves as the gateway to Port Renfrew and the world-famous Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park.

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