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Cowichan Wooden Boat Society

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Address: 1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-746-4955
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When we lived in Cowichan Bay we came to the CWBS with our kids on a regular basis. Every time they were very eager to build their own little wooden boat and as parents we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
lilianelockhart
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Duncan, Canada
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Duncan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we lived in Cowichan Bay we came to the CWBS with our kids on a regular basis. Every time they were very eager to build their own little wooden boat and as parents we were just as excited watching or helping them create yet another version of what they thought would be the ultimate floating vessel. That was many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Historic and hand carved wooden boats on display just steps from Ocean Ecotours Whale Watching! Another Vancouver Islan MUST SEE!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was there recently with a business associate and he was very impressed with both the facility and the openness of the facility manager. Highly recommended as the kind of facility that very few locations in North America can compete with.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Really a well done location. Excellent displays and wonderful stories of the history of the area, its mariners.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Even if you're not into boats, you will find this interesting. The displays are excellent with good descriptions. Doesn't take long to go through the exhibit.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice setting and some very cool boats to look at. It's nicely set up and the wharf is fun to wander along.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a great place. Museum, beautiful pier and wooden boat to build for the kids. I would highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you love boats and craftsmanship, this is your must stop. a pretty little collection of wooden craft old outboards and history. well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

It is a very nice walk through our marine history. Easy access and affordable with a wooden boat building activity for the children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wooden boat building is a dying art, kudos to CBWBS for keeping it alive - and what an interesting display, a good reason to come to Cowichan bay and gain appreciation of the boats and what goes into them.

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