Things to Do
Blue Grouse Estate Winery (Andrea Johnson photo)
Whether exploring the rural countryside, launching a boat into calm Gulf Islands waters, or hanging out in downtown Duncan, there is a wide range of activities and things to do in the region.
Try hiking the Cowichan Valley Rail Trail, exploring First Nations history at the Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre, or indulging in the Cowichan Valley's rich food and wine culture.
Recreational escapes on river, lake, and sea are plentiful. Maple Bay and Genoa Bay are two major pleasure cruising capitals in the Gulf Islands. Their respective marinas are modern, laden with facilities, and home to good dining spots.
Wilderness Kayaking in Maple Bay is the source for local moonlight paddles, day tours, and more. Kayak rentals can be had here as well.