Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre
Tourism Region: Cowichan Valley
The maritime history of Cowichan Bay, classic boat buildingbtechniques, restored marine engines, hands on kids boat building, a marine library, and aboriginal displays.
About the Collections
Artifacts and archival potographs on the history of Cowichan Bay: historical photographs, exhibits on boat-building techniques; new and restored boats on floating and dry display; collection of marine inboard and outboard motors. On-going traditional boatbuilding courses and classic boat restorations that visitors can watch in the workshop. Everyday, everything is supplied for children to build toy boats.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 200
Prints and Drawings •
Artist in Residence - Herb Rice, First Nation Wood Carver
Other: First Nation Carver
First Nations boats and a First Nations carver stuido.
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations
Contemporary • Modern • Historical
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture
Maritime history of Cowichan Bay and related experiences.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Toys and Games
: Motorized ground
Services & Activities
restoration of heritage boats, exhibition space for marine related desplays ie, models, artwork. Summer boaty building courses, annual boat festival in June
Collection of books on maritime history and boat building techinques.
Conservation or Restoration •
Information Centre •
Workshops on classic boat building techniques and maintenance. Toy boat building centre for children. Periodically have Suzee Science-Singer workshops(educational entertainment for children)
Classes or Workshops
Discovery Room or Centre
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Other: Salmon Release Festival
Everyday, everything is supplied for Kids toy boat building. There are guided tours of the museum upon request.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available
Activities: Boat restorations, yearly centre maintenance, events organization, meeting and greeting the public
discout on courses, free admisson, boat restoration, use of boats and equipment, friendship, activities
Many restaurants nearby.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Picnic Area •
Local Tourism Links
Meeting room and volunteer program
Publications and Products
Annual Reports •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
Chief Tathlasut of Chemainus Band, from our museum exhibit
For © contact Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. All rights reserved.
1761 Cowichan Bay Rd.
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre
Box 22, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia
Hours of Operation
June Boat Festival, all year boat building courses(traditional methods)and one special yearly display of local activites, all year children's toy boat building centre.
Open: 9:00AM to dusk