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Stunning lake views!

Youbou Waterfront Real Estate

The small community of Youbou is found on the shore of Cowichan Lake, one of the most pristine freshwater lakes in British Columbia. The privacy and picturesque views of the lake and mountains make real estate in Youbou highly-desirable, specifically in regards to waterfront homes. With many of the properties having lake views and lake access, Youbou is where luxury waterfront living and breathtaking natural landscapes combine. Because waterfront homes in this area are in such high demand, there may not be many active listings. For more information about unlisted and upcoming options, reach out to Carly Carey—your Youbou waterfront real estate expert— or or click to learn more about Youbou waterfront homes.

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Youbou Waterfront Home Statistics

Average Home Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $350K
Highest Price $4M
Total Youbou Waterfront Listings 96
Avg. Days On Market 72
Avg. Price/SQFT $592

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Lakefront living AT ITS FINEST

Youbou Waterfront

Real Estate Highlights

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    A multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities
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    Stunning, unobstructed views of Cowichan Lake and the mountains
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    Large, private properties with lake access
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    Variety in architectural styles
Youbou Waterfront LivingPart of Youbou’s unique charm is its wonderful location right on Cowichan Lake, ideal for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and more.

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Waterfront Cottages, Cabins, & More!

Youbou Waterfront Real Estate

The waterfront properties in Youbou are incredibly beautiful. There’s something about the homes in Youbou that feel cozy and comforting—like coming home! These properties are built primarily in Cottage, Cabin, and Craftsman styles, and usually feature multiple balconies. 

Youbou Waterfront Real Estate also offers the chance for home buyers to invest in stunning multi-million dollar properties. These homes were built for comfort, adventure, and entertaining; the perfect getaway for families and couples seeking the best that luxury lakeside living can offer.

The large properties on the Youbou waterfront, often with multiple storeys, have been impeccably designed. And, of course, being located right on the water means properties come equipped with a dock, boat lift, and even sometimes their own private beaches. The waterfront homes for sale in Youbou really capture some of the most stunning, scenic views of Cowichan Lake and the mountains beyond. It's time for you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the great outdoors!

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Direct Water Access
Popular Beaches
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Nature Lover's Paradise

Youbou Waterfront Life

The beautiful waterfront and luxury lakeside homes in Youbou are guaranteed to take your breath away! Despite being a small community, there's plenty to do and see all year round.

Although there are only a few shops and restaurants in the area, Youbou residents and visitors can easily travel to the nearby town of Lake Cowichan (a 15-minute drive) for more options. Traveling further out to the city of Duncan, for example, is a 30-minute drive. There you can find a multitude of retail and dining opportunities, from large chains to unique boutiques.

Youbou residents enjoy the tranquility of their small lakefront community. There is much to do outdoors every season of the year because of the mild temperatures. Experience the magnificent views of Cowichan Lake, the challenging trails within the mountains, and the fun-filled annual organized community events. 


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Forest Trails And Lakeside Living
Small, Welcoming Community

Youbou Waterfront Activities

With a Youbou waterfront property, you can experience a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as boating, all just a stone’s throw away from your home. Here are just a few of the recreational activities you can enjoy:

  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Paddleboarding
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife watching

Youbou is also home to popular annual festivals, runs, and more, including:

  • Swimming Regatta
  • Cub Run
  • Great Lake Walk & Ultramarathon

The area around Cowichan Lake also offers a multitude of trails, campgrounds, parks, beaches, scenic views, and more. To learn more about activities to do in and around Youbou, or for more information about Youbou waterfront properties, contact Carly Carey today.

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Youbou Waterfront Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a boating license in Youbou?

A: Yes. Youbou, like the rest of British Columbia, requires a BC Boating License (PCOC) for all motorized water vehicles.

Q: Can I fish at Cowichan Lake?

A: Yes, fishing at Cowichan Lake is a popular pastime for residents and visitors. However, always be sure to check BC’s rules and regulations regarding recreational fishing before getting out on the water.

Q: Are there bears in Youbou?

A: Youbou, and by extension the rest of Vancouver Island, is home to lots of wildlife, which includes bears.

Q: What is “Kaatza”?

A: “Kaatza” or “The Big Lake” are what locals call Cowichan Lake!

Carly Carey
Interested In Youbou Waterfront Real Estate?

Let's Find You A Waterfront Home

If you would like to discuss Youbou waterfront homes, or properties anywhere on Cowichan Lake, please reach out. I love talking about the Youbou real estate market and I can’t wait to get started on the search for a waterfront home. As a Youbou homeowner myself, I'm passionate about the current property trends, so I often have insider tips on the market that can aid in your home search.