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 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cowichan Bay?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 326 house rentals around Cowichan Bay. From 162 Houses to 10 Resorts, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cowichan Bay is on Vrbo.

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

Whether you're travelling 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:

  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals
  • Cadboro Bay: 19 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 23 vacation rentals
  • Departure Bay: 19 vacation rentals
  • Saanich East: 603 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Cowichan Bay?

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

  • Arthur Vickers Gallery: 430 home rentals
  • Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre: 428 home rentals
  • Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre: 418 home rentals
  • Rocky Creek Winery: 447 home rentals
  • Cowichan Golf and Country Club: 384 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cowichan Bay listed on Vrbo 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. Vrbo has 162 Houses in Cowichan Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cowichan Bay include:

  • Resorts: 10 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 43 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 43 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 71 vacation homes with pool available in Cowichan Bay.

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