Here in the Cowichan region, there is both our human history, encompassing First Nations to European settlement, and the natural history of our region. Even as locals, we have much to learn and we welcome visitors to learn with us through the living history experienced in vivid storytelling and our spread of intriguing museums.

There are museums that offer a more traditional approach to historical exploration—providing timelines, stories, and artifacts from thousands of years ago to the present day. Then we have more specialized museums, such as the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, where visitors can learn about our maritime hertiage and see wooden boat building demonstrations up close. Or the 100-acre open-air BC Forest Discovery Centre where visitors can ride a steam locomotive while learning about Cowichan’s forestry industry.


Along with the authentic Indigenous culture Cowichan offers, check out what other quirky and unexpected things there are.

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