Given that Cowichan’s history goes back more than 5,000 years, it’s safe to say there is much history and culture in this neck of the woods.

The legacy of the Cowichan, or Quw’utsun’, First Nations makes up a significant amount of the cultural tapestry here, as evidenced in local totem poles, carvings, and in the designs of the world famous Cowichan sweaters.

More recently, settlers were active in mining, logging and, of course, agriculture—and you’ll find a number of museums that reflect this rich industrial past, as well as the stunning ecology of the area.

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