Here are some water-safety best practices to consider when enjoying recreational activities on the water in Cowichan.

Visit the Canadian Red Cross or the Lifesaving Society websites for water safety tips.

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PreparedBC is British Columbia’s one-stop shop for disaster readiness information. For tips on how to prepare an emergency plan and what to include in an emergency kit, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/PreparedBC

AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to ”Get informed and go outdoors”. AdventureSmart balances key safety messages with an individual’s responsibility for safety; encouraging the public to obtain the knowledge, skills and equipment necessary for them to enjoy their outdoor pursuits.

Learn More About how to be Water Smart with Adventure Smart


Remember to Leave No Trace when visiting Cowichan’s waterways. Please dispose of your garbage in proper receptacles and separate your recycling. Littering fines are as much as $2,000.

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