Must See Events

2 Hour Events In The Cowichan Valley


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Equestrian: Foxstone Stables, Lessons, dressage, shows, boarding, 8 minutes from downtown Duncan

Bowling: Youbou Lanes, Historic Bowling Alley.

Museum: of Cowichan Valley 130 Canada Avenue, Duncan 250-746-6612

Winery Tours: There are 15 wineries in Cowichan Valley, Tours are available at most.  For information on all wineries;

Silverside Winery: Take a tour of the plantation or winemaking operation before sampling fine wine in a relaxing atmosphere. Open daily June-September from 11am to 6pm 3810 Cobble Hill Rd., Cobble Hill 250-743-9149

Farmers’ Market: every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, downtown Duncan in the City Square.

Brewing Tour: Red Arrow Brewery, open 7 days a week, 5255 Chaster Road, Duncan 250-597-332

Ride the Rails: 100 acre, open air museum and operational railway, BC Forest Discovery Center, 2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan (250) 715-1113

Kinsol Trestle: open to public for cycling, hiking, and equestrian riding. One of the tallest free-standing timber rail trestle structures in the world, near Shawnigan Lake

Aboriginal Exhibits: Totem poles and tours available through Cowichan Valley Museum in Charles Hoey Park, 130 Canada Avenue 250-746-6612,   

World’s Largest Hockey Stick: At 62.48m long, it is a part of the Guinness World Records! On the side of the Island Savings Center, 2687 James Street, Duncan

Chemainus Theater: live performances and Gift Shop, 9737 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus 1-800-565-7738

Spa Treatments: Monet Spa #10 – 1400 Cowichan Bay Road, Cobble Hill 250-743-6114

GBS Glass blowing: Visit the studio to see the art of hand blown glass, open 10 to 5pm Thursday to Monday, 678 Shawnigan Lake Road 250-743-5666

The Raptor Center: flying demonstrations, talks, meet and greets, and bird training sessions. Learn about native BC wildlife 1877 Herd Rd., Duncan 250-746-372

Maritime Center: Historic wooden boats and maritime history at the pier, children’s activities and gift shop. Cowichan Bay Maritime Center 250-746-4955

Hiking: 6.4km Heart Lake Loop, spectacular views and lookouts, access from Davis Rd Park or the Holland Creek Trail

Rock Climbing: Indoor rock climbing center and Climbing Academy Cowichan Climbing Center 6177 Somenos Rd., Duncan

Bowling: 5 and 10 pin bowling, Duncan Lanes Bowling Center 271 James Street, ddDuncan 250-746-5421

Library: Free @ Cowichan Branch Library 2687 James St., Duncan 250-746-7661

Cineplex: Caprice Cinemas 404 Duncan St., Duncan 778-855-7867

Markets: Salt Spring Island’s Saturday Market and Tuesday Farmers’ Market. Every Saturday (Apr to last end of Oct), 9am-4pm. Every Tuesday, 2-6pm (Jun to end of Oct). At the oceanside of Centennial Park, 100 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island.,

Aboriginal Art Gallery: Judy Hill Gallery 22 Station Street, Duncan 250-746-6663

Estuary Nature Center: Interpretive center and children’s programs overlooking the Cowichan Estuary 1845 Cowichan Bay Rd. 250-597-2288

Chemainus Wall Murals: Over 40 larger-than-life historic paintings in an open air gallery downtown Chemainus

Sportsplex: Track, softball venue, playground, outdoor lacrosse box, outdoor fitness equipment, nature walk Cowichan Sportsplex 5847 Chesterfield Ave., Duncan 250-746-5666

Disc Golfing: 18 holes at Hart Memorial, Mouat Park, near the end of McPhillips Ave, Salt Spring Island

Splash Park: Transfer Beach Park located off Trans Canada Highway, Captain Tristan de Konnick Way

Art Gallery: Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery Open 7 days a week 11 am to 4 pm 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith 250-245-1252

Tennis: Indoor hard courts open 8am to 9pm 7 days a week. TEnnis instruction and junior programs. Arbutus Ridge 3515 Telegraph Road

Cobble Hill (250) 743-5000

Swimming: Cowichan Aquatic Center open 6am-9:30pm 2653 James St, Duncan

Skating and Hockey: drop-in hockey and public skating Cowichan Lake Sports Arena 311 S Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan (250) 749-6742

Driving Range: 18 hole course, putting green, chipping area and practice range. Duncan Meadows 250-746-8993 6507 North Road, Duncan

Theater: events, rentals, art gallery. Cowichan Performing Arts Center 2687 James Street,

Duncan  (250) 748-7529

Curling: new curlers welcome, junior and family programs Duncan Curling Club 250 748-9313

Cycling: bicycle, mountain bike, and electric bike rentals. Cycle Therapy #102-360 Duncan St., Duncan 250-597-0097