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We have visited this place a few times over the years starting when our son was small up to when he... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Sherwood Park, Canada
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
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1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-746-4955
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We have visited this place a few times over the years starting when our son was small up to when he was 20 and still enjoy stopping in once in a while to see it. They have so much history here and you can spend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank krsthom
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnC13215
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mommasbest
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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