2 Hour Events In The Cowichan Valley


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

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

Winery Tours: There are 15 wineries in Cowichan Valley, Tours are available at most.  For information on all wineries; www.vancouverisland.com/plan-your-trip/maps-of-bc/wineries-cowichan-valley. 

Farmers’ Market: every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, downtown Duncan in the City Square. After Nov. 1 hours will change to 10am-2pm.

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

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

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

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

Rock Climbing: Indoor rock climbing available several afternoons for the public. Contact: Cowichan Climbing Academy for details.

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 

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

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

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

Bowling: 5 and 10 pin bowling, Duncan Lanes Bowling Center 271 James Street, Duncan 250-746-5421 or Youbou Community Centre at 250-745-3431

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. www.saltspringmarket.com, listings@saltspringmarket.com

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

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

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

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

Skating: we have several different ice rinks in the Cowichan Valley such as Island Savings Centre, Fuller Lake Arena (250-246-3811), Kerry Park Arena (250-743-5922). Contact for programs and pricing.

Fitness: Curves in Lake Cowichan, 250-749-7763, Valley Health and Fitness in Cobble Hill, 250-743-0511, Anytime Fitness in Chemainus, 250-324-4464