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Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre

1761 Maple Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5N6, Canada
+1 250-746-4955
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Spartan but informative

Lots to see if you take your time and are not put off by the lack of decor. Get close to little sea... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Becky H
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Duncan, Canada
A must see.

Entry by donation. Some great models of boats and interesting history on Cow Bay and it's people... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
NS357
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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1761 Maple Bay Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5N6, Canada
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Lots to see if you take your time and are not put off by the lack of decor. Get close to little sea creatures, learn about the Cowichan Bay ecosystem, appreciate the bay more when you go back outside to admire the view. Very friendly...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Entry by donation. Some great models of boats and interesting history on Cow Bay and it's people and salmon, it's only a half hour attraction but well worth the visit. Hats off to those that organize and run it.

Thank NS357
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

First time that I been back since the renovations. Very thrilled with everything they've done. Took friends with their kids that came in for a visit from the interior very happy times everyone enjoyed themselves. He said they're definitely be coming back for another visit...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 20 September 2016

excellent display of old boating artifacts, you can see the staff working on and restoring boats of various kinds, lots of old photos and scale models, native canoes and fishing boats. you can walk out on the wharf and get a great view of Cowichan...More

Thank Allan G
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very interesting with lots of amazing history and stories. Nice for children to see. But hang on to the kids as there is an ocean with deep water right outside the back door lol

Thank SandLaj
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a relatively small exhibit on a large pier. It does not actively entertain the viewer, so much as the viewer needs to look and consider the quiet, powerful tides of maritime history that the inside passage, the sea and the Bay provides the...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum... There was plenty to see, and it was nicely organised with a mix of visual and practical. Certainly worth a visit as part of your visit to Cowichan Bay

Thank Grembo
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The centre is comprised of 5 or 6 little buildings all extended out into the bay. Each contains fun and interesting artifacts of boating history for the area. Its creative design will attract even those who have less interest in boating. Plus it's located in...More

Thank bobbyrothschild1
Reviewed 5 August 2016

A small waterfront museum with lovingly made small boats and a functioning workshop. Kids like the walk through and pier and they enjoy making their own small boats along the way. By donation only but well worth donating to defray maintenance and upkeep.

Thank Thomas9102
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This center (US spelling) contains numerous buildings on a pier going into the bay. Exhibits include sailing memorabilia, outboard motors, marine artifacts and wonderful replica model boats. Kids can make their own boat from wood. Very fun and well worth a visit.

Thank Zagtraveller
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