Popular wildlife activities in Cowichan include guided whale-watching tours with Ocean Ecoventures and professional flying demonstrations at the Pacific Northwest Raptors. But there are also many self-guided wildlife viewing opportunities as well.

Spot Roosevelt Elk (found only on Vancouver Island) near Lake Cowichan and Youbou, or visit one of many bird watching areas and nature estuaries.

Enjoy seeing the prolific marine life in the waters of the Salish Sea: watch harbour seals and sea lions lounging on the docks and spot wildlife from the deck of a charter boat or while cruising the quiet waters of Cowichan’s many bays and inlets in a kayak.


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

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