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Pristine Nature, Lake, & River Views

Lake Cowichan Real Estate

There aren't many locations on Vancouver Island that offer the way of life that Lake Cowichan homes and lakefront cottages offer. Just 27 kilometers from Duncan and 90 kilometers from British Columbia's capital city, Victoria, the waterside town of Lake Cowichan is the jewel of the Cowichan Valley. One of the warmest spots on Vancouver Island, Lake Cowichan is one the most sought-after destinations for year-round recreation. This beautiful community draws in those who enjoy an easygoing lifestyle. Contact Carly Carey today or click here to learn more about Lake Cowichan real estate.

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Lakefront Living
Friendly Community

Lake Cowichan Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $925K
Lowest Price $195K
Highest Price $4M
Total Listings 97
Avg. Days On Market 73
Avg. Price/SQFT $14.8K

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Lake Life—In Your Backyard

Lake Cowichan Real Estate Highlights

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    Surreal views overlooking Cowichan Lake & Cowichan River
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    A charming variety of homes in peaceful neighbourhoods
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    Vibrant & active community spirit
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    Easy access to trails, parks, old growth forests, and much more
Take it all in Lake Cowichan is the perfect place to take full advantage of Vancouver Island's natural outdoor beauty and the enjoy the laid-back, lakefront lifestyle.

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The Lake Cowichan Lifestyle

The quaint community of Lake Cowichan offers tourists and residents alike a magnificent, natural area to sit back, relax, and enjoy the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer. Situated at the east end of Cowichan Lake, on Cowichan River, the town of Lake Cowichan is a water lover's dream. While boating, fishing, swimming, and windsurfing are the obvious benefits of vacationing lakeside, Lake Cowichan real estate offers so much more. Read our blog post to learn more about the Lake Cowichan lifestyle!

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Direct Water Access
Popular Beaches
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Friendly neighbours, pride of ownership

Lake Cowichan Real Estate

Whether you're looking for a permanent full-time residence or a weekend cottage on the lake, the Lake Cowichan real estate market has something for everyone.

Lake Cowichan homes for sale vary in size and price, from modern lakefront executive homes, to smaller single family homes and cottages. From older, charming properties to new construction, no matter your budget, there's a dream home waiting for you in Lake Cowichan.

This community's small town atmosphere and natural waterfront location attracts buyers looking for a tranquil place to settle down—while still being close the nearby amenities of the large city! Lake Cowichan is the premiere lakeside community to call home.

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Diverse real estate options
Prices to Suit all Budgets
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Vancouver Island nature at its finest

Lake Cowichan At A Glance

Although Lake Cowichan is a smaller town, there’s still much to see and do. With neighbourhood parks and waterfront trails, residents will find that it’s easy to get out and about. During summers, kids love to swim and play at Kinsmen Duck Pond, while visitors might enjoy learning more about the area’s history and culture at the Kaatza Station Museum.

Lake Cowichan also has its own event space, Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, and recreation centre, Cowichan Lake Recreation Centre. Here, residents can join yoga classes or make use of the ice rink and fitness center. To the west of the community is a large concert venue, Laketown Ranch Music & Recreation Park, which hosts live events and music festivals.

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Top Lake Cowichan Highlights & Attractions

Lake Cowichan is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities. But you don’t always have to journey far for spectacular sights. Taking the scenic drive down to Port Refrew via Pacific Marina Road will allow you to experience breathtaking mountain and forest views—and you might even stop at Harris Creek Spruce Recreation Site or Fairy Lake Recreation Site on the way!

There is also a plethora of areas to hike and mountain bike in and around Lake Cowichan. Or, you could camp at any one of the five lakeside campsites that surround Cowichan Lake. Each is easily accessible from the lakeside communities. The campgrounds at Gordon Bay Provincial Park are a popular, nearby destination. Cowichan River Provincial Park is located east of the town, and offers camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and more!

In the center of the town is where most of the area’s shops and restaurants are located, and includes both large chain stores and local businesses. The Lake Cowichan Farmers Market happens every Saturday in the town square, and is where you can shop local produce, as well as handmade crafts and wares.


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Lake Cowichan Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Lake Cowichan the same as Cowichan Lake?

A: Nope! Cowichan Lake is the name of the actual body of water, while Lake Cowichan is the name of the town located right on its shore.

Q: How large is Cowichan Lake?

A: Cowichan Lake is quite large! It’s about 30 kilometers long, spanning about 4 kilometers at its widest point.

Q: Can you swim in Cowichan Lake?

A: Yes, you can swim in Cowichan Lake! There are a few beach spots around the lake, with one of the more popular ones being found at Gordon Bay Provincial Park.

Q: How many people live in Lake Cowichan?

A: The town of Lake Cowichan has a population of roughly 3,300 people.

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If you would like to discuss your central Vancouver Island real estate questions from Lake Cowichan through Qualicum and everywhere in between, please reach out. I love talking about Naniamo real estate and I can’t wait to meet you to discuss your next home with you.