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Cowichan Wooden Boat Society

1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-746-4955
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Clearly a labour of love

A very interesting historical collection of small wooden boats, museum quality models, gear... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
intervale
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Trinidad
Charming

For a nominal sum [recommended $5] you are able to stroll back in time to the wooden boat era. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sahali
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Victoria, Canada
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1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very interesting historical collection of small wooden boats, museum quality models, gear, outboard and other marine engines, memorabilia and photographs placed within the context of the local marine environment over the years. The ancillary marine railway and wooden boat workshops show a practical side...More

Thank intervale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a nominal sum [recommended $5] you are able to stroll back in time to the wooden boat era. Some are being restored on premises. There is also an interesting display of old outboard motors. The museum is incorporated onto the wharf so it's a...More

Thank Sahali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice stroll through the dock to see the various boat displays. Charming museum showing the history of boats. Great place to visit for boat enthusiasts.

Thank Anmore1115
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Even if you're not interested in wooden boats, you will be when you visit this charming little museum.

Thank Robb1n419
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Outstanding museum with numerous displays including many boat models. Knowledgeable staff to talk to. Recommended donation $5 helps with needed projects

Thank winteague
Reviewed 12 June 2017

this place is amazing, for boaties who remember and love old outboards and traditionally build boats, this place is heaven. the walk though coved areas of exhibits is very well done and you could spend hours drooling over it,

Thank Australianjen
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our local Cowichan Newcomers came here for a function where we rented out their upstairs for a get-together. It was a fun place to come and very interesting.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 7 December 2016

When we lived in Cowichan Bay we came to the CWBS with our kids on a regular basis. Every time they were very eager to build their own little wooden boat and as parents we were just as excited watching or helping them create yet...More

Thank lilianelockhart
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Historic and hand carved wooden boats on display just steps from Ocean Ecotours Whale Watching! Another Vancouver Islan MUST SEE!

Thank Don R
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was there recently with a business associate and he was very impressed with both the facility and the openness of the facility manager. Highly recommended as the kind of facility that very few locations in North America can compete with.

Thank Ronald W
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380maxinel
2 August 2015|
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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
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