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Wooden Boats Museum

History of wooden boats and several examples to see. Also details the history of how the settlement... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Caroline B
Totally worth a visit

A real gem and totslly unique..just the outboard and beautifully handcrafted old boats are... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Anacortes, Washington
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“cow bay”(5 reviews)
1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-746-4955
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

History of wooden boats and several examples to see. Also details the history of how the settlement developed.

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A real gem and totslly unique..just the outboard and beautifully handcrafted old boats are amazing..and you can tour the workshop too

Thank windyridged
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I visited with my husband and 20 month old and enjoyed it. They offer a really great snapshot of times past with all of the old boats, engines, tools, etc. I really liked the display of old teacups that were on various ships. My hubby...More

Thank Seosta
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Encouraging folks to take up the honourable art of boat building. Some diagrams, photos and examples of small craft. Workshops offered. Attached to a museum.

Thank CM J
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Well presented and well kept and designed facility. A must for boat enthusiasts its located right on the water and if you're browsing through Cowichan Bay it will make your visit memorable.

Thank R P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great little place to walk through. Interactive points along the way for adults and children alike. The history is just amazing. Look out the windows and see house boats and even new boats launching in Cowichan Bay. Highly recommend to families and singles.

Thank smg17
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

used to be a little limp but they really upped their game.. worth a look.. fee by donation.. shop really interesting

Thank John C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Fun place if you enjoy wooden boats. Small, but interesting museum. It is a donation to enter. Great views of harbor and house boats/floating homes.

Thank Gretchen W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Cow Bay over all seemed overly touristic with not a lot to offer but more food and more trinkets. However the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre offered an interesting look at wooden boats, boat building, historical developments and other items typical of a maritime centre. It...More

Thank Mommasbest
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The workmanship on the wooden boats and history is fascinating even if you are not into boats. We loved it! Bring some cash for donations to keep this amazing place going!

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Response from Debra W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm pretty sure it is open daily in the summer. Probably 9 or 10 to 5. Enjoy