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One of the things you can’t help but notice while standing atop Mount Tzouhalem or driving the Malahat Drive is the fact that the Cowichan Valley is bordered by the ocean.

Cowichan offers a myriad of aquatic pursuits such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, rowing and sailing. If power boating is more your style, you can try your luck at ocean fishing or tour the local waters to spot orcas, sea lions and porpoises. Cowichan is also home to three major rivers which offer fishing, whitewater kayaking, swimming and tubing. The largest of these rivers (Cowichan River) flows from Cowichan Lake, a playground famous for its house boating, kayaking, fishing and camping. Another lake well worth visiting is Shawnigan Lake. It’s home to a village of the same name and is a popular place for canoeing, rowing, swimming and fishing. Farther west lies Nitinat Lake, an internationally acclaimed windsurfing and kiteboarding destination.

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