There’s a bucket full of things to do at Cowichan Lake

In hopes of proving that there’s lots to do in the Cowichan Lake area, Town of Lake Cowichan councillor Jayne Ingram is preparing a bucket list of activities.

In hopes of proving that there’s lots to do in the Cowichan Lake area, Town of Lake Cowichan councillor Jayne Ingram is preparing a bucket list of activities.

During a recent council meeting, Ingram said that she became inspired to create a bucket list after reading an editorial in the Gazette, which accused the Cowichan Lake area of having few tourist draws.

A bucket list is basically a list of things one wants to do before they die.

“I thought it would be appropriate to have a our own bucket list for Lake Cowichan,” she said. “There’s lots to do in the area.”

She quickly put together around 50 items. Then, the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce and local bed and breakfasts expressed interest.

With increased interest, the list is ever-growing.

The intention now, is to expand upon the list, and then put it on the internet, at the Town of Lake Cowichan’s website.

“As things come up, we’ll add to it,” Ingram said.

She encourages people to e-mail her their ideas, to be added to the Cowichan Lake bucket list, at councillorjayne@shaw.ca.

Some ideas included in the bucket list thus far include;

Fly fish the Cowichan – Our Heritage River; Grab a tube, float the river; Play volleyball on sand at Saywell Park; Visit the Kaatza Station Museum and find out what Kaatza means; Try wake boarding; Fish Cowichan Lake; Visit the Wildflower Reserve at Honeymoon Bay in early spring; Visit the Honeymoon Bay Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays; Watch out for Roosevelt elk; Skate or curl at our newly updated Cowichan Lake Sports Arena; Learn how to pick mushrooms and all the types we have here; Walk the trail to Lakeview Park, walk the floating walkway, and loop back; Cycle along Meade Creek and picnic at Spring Beach; Go for a swim at Lakeview Park’s public beach area; Hike up Christopher Rock in Youbou; Drive the Pacific Marine Circle Route and see the bear den;  Grab a coffee; Stop for a meal, as we have some renowned nationally-recognized restaurants; Check out a bed and breakfast.