Check out all the things to do around Cowichan Lake

A slew of can't miss spots around the city

Visit the Kaatza Station Museum

Cowichan Lake‘s great pioneer spirit comes alive in this impressive facility. The museum is located in Saywell Park, behind the Info Centre. It is open seven days a week through the summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you get the information you need.

Play volleyball or tennis

There’s a volleyball court in Lake Cowichan’s Saywell Park (bring your own ball) and tennis courts on Cowichan Avenue for friendly games all summer.

Walk the floating dock at Lakeview Park

Located about a couple of minutes west of Lake Cowichan on South Shore Road, this floating dock is linked to a beautiful forest trail.

Go kayaking

Kayaking has become more and more popular at Cowichan Lake.

Go water skiing

Located in Lake Cowichan off Point Ideal Road, Cowichan Lake Marina can outfit you for an exhilarating day on the lake.

Check out historic murals in Honeymoon Bay Hall

In 1952, Western Forest products commissioned George Jenkins to paint the murals depicting the rich forestry history of the region.

Visit the Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve

Formerly named the Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve it is located on South Shore Road about 2.5 km west of Honeymoon Bay. Keep left when road divides at Walton Road and go past March Meadows Golf Course. It has largest known concentration of pink fawn lilies (Erythronium revolutum) in B.C. Two dozen species of other wild flowers are also represented there.

Go for a picnic

There are plenty of parks around Cowichan Lake and along the Cowichan River to eat and enjoy nature. All communities have plenty of places to pick up a variety of food and drinks for your basket.

Go fishing

Cowichan Lake,Cowichan River, Bear Lake and Mayo Lake, offer fishing at its best. There are several stores in Lake Cowichan, Youbou and Honeymoon Bay that sell the gear and licenses that you need.

Go swim in 5 different spots

With easy access to the lake and the river you can spend the day finding your favorite place.

Wake up with your favourite coffee

There are no shortages of coffee places in Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay and Youbou to help get you going in the morning.

Visit the Forest Workers’ Memorial Park

This new park in downtown Lake Cowichan recognizes the rich logging history of Cowichan Lake and remembers the men and women who helped develop this area.

Take a hike

There’s the Trans Canada Trail, whose western terminus is in Lake Cowichan, or the winding paths along the Cowichan River, as well as several excellent trails in and around Youbou.

Go bowling

When it’s raining outside or just too hot, take a drive to Youbou to see the home of the only known sanctioned bowling alley in Canada that still uses human pinsetters. Call 250.749.6742 to book the lanes.

Visit artist and artisan studios

Drop by the Cowichan Lake District Visitors’ Centre for a list of local studios open to the public. Anything from violin maker to mixed media and more.

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