Local Amenities


There is so much to do here, one day is never enough! There is so much to see and to enjoy in Cowichan, you can get a taste of it in the following video, “Once upon a day … Cowichan”.

  • Direct access to the sheltered walk-on beach (Elliott Beach), which is paradise for boaters, kayakers, scuba divers, swimmers and sunbathers.
  • Boat and kayak rental from Transfer Beach, scuba diving lessons from Nanaimo
  • World class gourmet restaurants and authentic English pubs within minutes
  • Artisans, galleries, vineyards, herbal farms, farmers’ markets, fish hatcheries, bungee jumping, theaters, and more in the surrounding area
  • Fishing, crab netting, clam digging and oyster harvesting in Evening Cove and Ladysmith Harbour
  • Whale watching, eco-venture tour
  • Ladysmith Harbour cruise
  • Ladysmith Show & Shine
  • Paddlefest
  • Ladysmith Garden Tour
  • Log Barge Dumping
Spectacular view of the Gulf Islands

Sail boats on a sunny April day in Ladysmith Harbour

Kayaker in Elliott Beach, early April

Kayaker in Elliott Beach, early April

Paddlers on Elliott Beach

Paddlers on Elliott Beach

Kayakers, May long weekend

Early morning start for a group of kayakers – May long weekend

Scuba divers at Evening Cove

Scuba divers enjoying an early evening dive – May long weekend

Elliott Beach boats

Boat sails by Elliott Beach on a sunny August day

Beautiful Elliott Beach

Beautiful Elliott Beach

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