Lake Cowichan

BC's Best Kept Secret

Lake Cowichan is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27 kilometres west of Duncan, British Columbia.

Over 150kms of shoreline, pristine drinkable water, some of the tallest trees in Canada and a laid back vibe attract houseboat rental visitors year after year.

Accessible from the south and north ends of Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo respectively) via Highway 1, Lake Cowichan is one of the most popular summer vacation spots in BC.

Visitors come to Lake Cowichan from all around the world, including the mainland,Vancouver and Seattle USA via various ferries used to access Vancouver Island.

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The name Cowichan is an anglicization of Halkomelem Quw̓utsun̓,  which means "the warm land".

Summer temperatures are amongst the warmest in Canada

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