The Cowichan Valley is comprised of many small communities which include Duncan, Maple Bay, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Crofton, Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Mill Bay, and Shawnigan Lake all which are unique in their own way. The Cowichan Valley has a distinct character in which lies rolling valleys, undulating mountain landscapes, gorgeous flowing rivers, and many beautiful lakes. Parts of the valley are welcome with the presence of the picturesque Pacific Ocean. Lying in between the big cities of Victoria and Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley is developing into a prosperous city itself but at the same time still has that small town character. With endless options of things to do all year round the Cowichan Valley is fit for all types of people and all types of families. From Boating to Hiking, and Fishing, from great local cuisine to awesome golf adventures the Valley has something to offer for all kinds of lifestyles. With its rich heritage and diverse community the valley has that warm welcome home feel.