Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Cowichan Bay is ready to explore

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Cowichan Bay. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its seaside and restaurants. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Cowichan Bay

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Cowichan Bay a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Raptors (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cowichan Golf and Country Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Cowichan Aquatic Centre (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Rocky Creek Winery (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cowichan Bay

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cowichan Bay is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Mount Tzuhalem Ecological Reserve (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Mount Maxwell Provincial Park (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Cusheon Lake (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Chemainus River Provincial Park (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Old Mill Park (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Cowichan Bay

The nearest airport is in Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), located 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), which is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Cowichan Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 332 vacation rentals near Cowichan Bay. From 146 Houses to 51 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cowichan Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cowichan Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cowichan Bay:

  • Bear Mountain Resort: 21 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 22 vacation rentals
  • Ganges: 22 vacation rentals
  • Saanich East: 633 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cowichan Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cowichan Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre: 445 vacation rentals
  • Rocky Creek Winery: 464 vacation rentals
  • Cowichan Wooden Boat Society: 444 vacation rentals
  • Cowichan Golf and Country Club: 403 vacation rentals
  • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre: 438 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cowichan Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cowichan Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 146 Houses in Cowichan Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cowichan Bay include:

  • Cabins: 51 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 59 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 51 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cowichan Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 74 vacation rentals with pool available in Cowichan Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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