Amazingly, Cowichan Lake has been a relatively undiscovered jewel on popular Southern Vancouver Island. This has kept the area pristine, with unspoiled charm. It’s a world away, but only minutes from the world, surrounded by fertile valleys and vineyards, gentle mountain ranges, clear rivers and scenic lakes.
From Woodland Shores, you’re just a short drive away from the villages of Youbou, Caycuse, Honeymoon Bay and Mesachie Lake. The region is also famous as the gateway to the famed Walbran and Carmanah Valley old-growth forests with their ancient coastal giants.
The town of Lake Cowichan (pop. 3500), known for its authentic Island charm, is just 10 minutes away. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, pubs and all the essentials. Sleepy in the winter, the town comes
alive in summer months with beach goers and
The Trans Canada Trail starts in the heart of Lake Cowichan and continues down the river, winding
its way to Duncan. The town of Lake Cowichan is
also a launching point for the spectacular West
For a taste of city life, you’re an hour and a half
from Victoria to the south, and one hour from Nanaimo to the north. Duncan, the region’s hub,
is just 25 minutes (31k) away. Duncan is in the
heart of the Cowichan Region, an ideal blend of urban and rural living, and easily accessible from other parts of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and
For further information visit the website of Cowichan Valley Regional DIstrict.