Welcome to the Cowichan Valley
Centrally located between the cities of Victoria and Nanaimo, Duncan is ideally situated to enjoy both city lights and country nights. It offers a rare combination of rural quiet and city sophistication blended into one well-located small city that is within commuting distance of both Vancouver Island centres.
Looking for something to do? The Cowichan Valley is the gateway to Lake Cowichan and the wild, west coast. The city of Victoria and it’s hip urban scene is just a short drive south.
Did you know that the name Cowichan comes from Quw’utsun’, an Indigenous word? It means The Warm Land and it’s a perfect description because the Cowichan Valley has the highest mean annual temperature in Canada which means year round golf, sailing, and outdoor activities.
Duncan is surrounded by vast tracts of unspoiled mountain, forest, and coastal wilderness. It’s tourism slogan is, The City of Totems, which are featured throughout the downtown area. Search houses for sale in Duncan to find your Cowichan Valley dream home.
Ladysmith sits on a hillside overlooking the Strait of Georgia. It’s harbour features the warmest sea water north of California. Each December, the city turns on more than 1 million Christmas lights. Ladysmith real estate listings.
Chemainus is a quaint, seaside village located in central Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. It is famous for the giant murals painted on many of the buildings in its downtown area. Chemainus real estate listings.
Mill Bay & Shawnigan Lake
These areas are cottage country for professionals living and working in Victoria. Nearby, you’ll find Kinsol Trestle, one of the world’s largest wooden train trestles. Buyers of houses for sale in Cowichan Valley often search Mill Bay area real estate listings, too.
Watch “Once Upon a Day in Cowichan”
Welcome to the Cowichan Valley, a diverse and inclusive community that thrives on the local creative scene and four-seasons landscapes.
Watch “Art, History and Culture in the Cowichan Valley”
Day Trip 1: Enjoy local cultural experiences and exchanges from Ladysmith to Chemainus and Duncan.
Watch “Part 2: Art, History and Culture in the Cowichan Valley”
Day Trip 2: Enjoy local cultural experiences and exchanges from Ladysmith to Chemainus and Duncan.
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Pemberton Holmes has been serving the communities of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1887. We are still a family owned company six generations later and are proud to be one of the largest independently owned real estate brokerages in North America. We have over 300 REALTORS® in offices all across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands specializing in both residential and commercial real estate. Pemberton Holmes also offers property management services and rental properties. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent property we can help you. To learn more about our services contact a local Pemberton Holmes professional today.
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