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Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

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Amble on the pier

We went in curious about the pier and one boat we saw from the other side This is a nice little... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2016
Steve B
Paignton, United Kingdom
Amazing Maritime History

After years of visiting Cowichan bay for the bakery and deli and amazing little curio shops we... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Kamloops, British Columbia
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1761 Cowichan Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V0R 1N0, Canada
+1 250-746-4955
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We went in curious about the pier and one boat we saw from the other side This is a nice little museum which gives you a bit of history and context about Cowichan Bay well worth a visit even if you don't like boats as...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

After years of visiting Cowichan bay for the bakery and deli and amazing little curio shops we finally strolled a little further down the road and found this lovely maritime museum. The hand made replica sail boats were fascinating to see and the walk along...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

We visited here with our daughter, husband and grandchildren 10 and 8 years old. They enjoyed building toy boats with the wood provided and took them home back to England. The displayed Canoes and Kayaks were beautifully made and the old Pulley systems of great...More

Thank honeybunny2014
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Great way to spend time learning about boats, culture and history. What a quaint little town with lots to offer. Spot prawn festival is awesome, Christmas festival and so much more. Great shops.

Thank goofynat
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is a volunteer run museum containing interesting artifacts of the life of the Cowichan Bay area with regard to marine activities. Admission by donation. Love the fact that they provide opportunities for children to build a small boat and experience the fun of creating....More

Thank Sharol T
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Many thanks to the volunteers who make this wonderfully small museum available to all, free of charge, but leave a donation. It is so worth it! Walking on the pier to each display room is beautiful. The history of the boats, ships & the Cowichan...More

Thank DiverMom18
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A very interesting place to learn about the fascinating maritime history of Cowichan Bay. Beautiful hand-crafted replicas of wooden boats. Hands-on experience for children to build, decorate and race a wooden boat during festivals. All in a gorgeous wooden building right on the waterfront at...More

Thank Gaylene B
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Study the pictures on the walls which tell the story of the rich history of this once important maritime port. Some fascinating maritime artifacts.

Thank ryderlakerambler101
Reviewed 4 December 2014

liked walking on elevated pear and looking at historical artifacts. it is small and can be done quickly

Thank EcoAdvisor
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Take a look through the museum starting with their newest building addition. Entrance is by donation, but please donate a little something as it is run by volunteers. See pictures, old canoes, old outboard engines, etc. It is great and we like to go through...More

Thank Duncan C
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