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Smarter Is Better In The Woods

Smarter Is Better In The Woods



Cowichan, derived from the Coast Salish word ‘Khowutzun’ meaning ‘land warmed by the sun’, is an area rich in First Nations history. The Cowichan Valley has been home to First Nations people from the earliest times. Cowichan is the collective name for a number of villages on eastern Vancouver Island. Today, the Cowichan Tribes make up the largest band in British Columbia and members of the band still own and reside on much of the land surrounding Duncan and along the Cowichan River. If outdoor recreation is what you’re after, the Cowichan Lake and River area on southern Vancouver Island is the place to go. Well-known for its outdoor recreation:  swimming, canoeing, white-water kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing or hiking, or just want to take it easy in the sun You’re bound to find something to do in this “recreation corridor” southwest of Duncan.

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