Trip Planning Resources

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How to get to the Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan Valley is centrally located between Victoria and Nanaimo, approximately a 45 minute drive in either direction. There are regular ferry routes to both cities from Vancouver so getting here from the mainland is pretty easy.

If you want an even faster option, take a 20 minute seaplane across the Georgia Strait with Harbour Air

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Where to stay

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The Villa Eyrie

This remote boutique mountain resort offers breathtaking scenery of the Finlayson Arm from the summit of the Malahat. It's luxurious views and amenities make it a popular choice for couples on vacation. 

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Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

The Oceanfront is located in the charming village of Cowichan Bay and just a ten minute drive from downtown Duncan. It is a great location and close by to many artisan shops and restaurants.

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Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

This locally run Best Western offers great budget friendly options and is located centrally just off the highway across from the forestry museum. There is an attached bar and restaurant and nearby to the Cowichan Commons shopping centre. 

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There are plenty of great options in the valley. We've compiled a public list of Airbnb's our previous guests have stayed at and loved here.