Get close to nature
From cycling to water sports, we offer incredible access to the great outdoors. Want to know more? Visit Tourism Cowichan for information on golf, whale watching, cycling tours, and other adventures. Discover why we’re Vancouver Island’s top outdoor destination.
Parks and trails
Cowichan is home to 206 community parks covering over 1,131 hectares of land and 47 kms of managed community trails. The Cowichan Valley Trail (part of Canada’s Great Trail) is connected to the Galloping Goose Trail. This results in an unbroken hiking, cycling and horseback trail from Victoria to Shawnigan, Lake Cowichan, Duncan and Chemainus.
Urban cycle paths are supported by local governments and community groups throughout Cowichan. Mountain biking enthusiasts will find Cowichan’s trails challenging and exhilarating. In fact, some are rated amongst the best in the province. Economic Development Cowichan is creating a comprehensive cycling guide for popular routes in the Cowichan. The guide will feature easy, intermediate and difficult routes that include trail, road and mountain biking options for every type of cyclist. Watch for its release in the spring of 2018.
Oceans, lakes and rivers
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