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COAST

— enjoy the Cowichan coast —

from outdoor greenspace to walking trails, murals, live theatre, and art spaces; we have it all

ALONG THE PACIFIC

explore all that the Cowichan Coast has to offer

With over 50+ murals, 14 sculptures, and many local artisan workshops you may need a few days to take it all in. Being on the coast of Vancouver Island allows us to take advantage of countless parks & forests with winding paths, pebbled beaches, mountains, and sunken ocean treasures.No matter how long you are in town, one thing is for sure you will leave wanting to come back time and again.

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TYPE: Beach, park 

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SURFACE: Mixed

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FEATURES: Park, swimming, beach, boats

Kin Beach Park is a Westcoast rocky beach located off of Pine Street. It is the perfect place to spend the day with the family and enjoy the playground, green space, beachcombing, and panoramic ocean view. You can even swim here in the summer! 

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KIN BEACH PARK

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TYPE: Beach, park

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SURFACE: Mixed

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FEATURES: Park, picnic area, beach

Daniel Street Park is a sweet small park right on the ocean. Here you can see Askew Creek spill into the sea and enjoy a newly built staircase down to the beachfront. It is best to visit at low-tide to explore more of the shoreline. 

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DANIEL STREET PARK

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TYPE: Beach

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SURFACE: Ocean

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LENGTH: 300m out, 60ft down

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FEATURES: Diving

Located near Kin Beach Park are four wooden barges that were sunk in 2012. Here you can find a plethora of sea life to view. The swim out to the barges is about 300m and they lie about 60ft below the surface. 

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BARGES DIVE SITE

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TYPE: Warf

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SURFACE: Ocean

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FEATURES: Moorage + amenities

The Chemainus Municipal Wars offers not only day but also overnight moorage, reservations, power service, and washrooms with showers. Contact Chemainus Wharf Office for more information.

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CHEMAINUS MUNICIPAL WARF

moorage + amenities 

Photo credit: Diver courtesy of Kat Fenner. Chemainus Warf courtesy of Marinas.com

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SURFACE: Mixed

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FEATURES: Park, picnic area, beach

Pay a visit to the tranquil Cook Beach Park. This is the perfect destination to bring the whole family for a picnic and a swim. There are picnic tables and a wooded area at the top of the park for you and your family to enjoy. 

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COOK STREET PARK

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