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 travellers 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Cowichan Bay a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Cowichan Bay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 288 holiday lettings around Cowichan Bay. From 127 houses to 40 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Cowichan Bay?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... absolutely everyone. Find the perfect locale for your crew and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. Fortunately, there are 120 beachside holiday homes to cast yourself away to. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has tons more rental options to search through, including:

  • 90 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 79 oceanfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 79 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Cowichan Bay?

If you want an authentic holiday experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 181 houses available on HomeAway. Prices start from £40 per night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's style, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 39 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £51 per night.
  • Cottage: 37 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £42 per night.

Can I stay in Cowichan Bay in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect trip is hanging out with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway has options for you. House holiday rentals are the top option here for big groups of travellers. Our extensive database presently has 52 available. In this area, the holiday rentals that can accommodate bigger groups include:

  • Looking for properties that can house 6 people? We have 100 that will be ideal. The prices start from £29 per night.
  • If you have 10 in your crew, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 16 holiday rentals perfect. You can get one for as little as £252 per night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We've got 16 holiday rentals that will be perfect. Prices start from £79 per night.

Your whole squad will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Cowichan Bay travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Cowichan Bay?

Pint-sized hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Uncover our reasonably priced holiday rentals now and make sure everyone has enough room to spread out. When it comes to finding a fantastic deal, your first port of call ought to be Ganges. Here, HomeAway has 30 holiday rentals at an average price of £85 per night. Another 30 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Central Saanich. With an average price of £104 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

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