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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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History and craft

Encouraging folks to take up the honourable art of boat building. Some diagrams, photos and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CM J
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Maritime History

Well presented and well kept and designed facility. A must for boat enthusiasts its located right... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
R P
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Cobble Hill, Canada
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1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Encouraging folks to take up the honourable art of boat building. Some diagrams, photos and examples of small craft. Workshops offered. Attached to a museum.

Thank CM J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented and well kept and designed facility. A must for boat enthusiasts its located right on the water and if you're browsing through Cowichan Bay it will make your visit memorable.

Thank R P
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great little place to walk through. Interactive points along the way for adults and children alike. The history is just amazing. Look out the windows and see house boats and even new boats launching in Cowichan Bay. Highly recommend to families and singles.

Thank smg17
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

used to be a little limp but they really upped their game.. worth a look.. fee by donation.. shop really interesting

Thank John C
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Fun place if you enjoy wooden boats. Small, but interesting museum. It is a donation to enter. Great views of harbor and house boats/floating homes.

Thank Gretchen W
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Cow Bay over all seemed overly touristic with not a lot to offer but more food and more trinkets. However the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre offered an interesting look at wooden boats, boat building, historical developments and other items typical of a maritime centre. It...More

Thank Mommasbest
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

The workmanship on the wooden boats and history is fascinating even if you are not into boats. We loved it! Bring some cash for donations to keep this amazing place going!

1  Thank Sylvia R
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Some very interesting boats as we walked in to browse the displays. Worth a few minutes of your time to pop in for sure. Different boats, engines, history, etc...

1  Thank Pastorash
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank intervale
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

1  Thank Sahali
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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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