The lakeside town of Youbou is perfect for anyone looking to live in central Vancouver Island, directly on the banks of Lake Cowichan. 

Yobou real estate has everything from stately manors to nostalgic waterfront cottages to open lots that act as beautiful blank canvases for you to construct your ideal home on. 

But it takes more than beautiful scenery to make an area worth living in. To that end, we'll be taking a look at all the things that make Youbou one of the best places in the province to live.

Youbou History

Youbou has a rich and compelling history dating back to 1913 with the introduction of a sawmill that started the town's logging industry.

That industry kickstarted the economy in Youbou with a successful export trade. The…

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Sunset over beautiful Lake Cowichan

Located on beautiful Cowichan Lake, the town of Lake Cowichan is home to just over 3,000 people who take immense pride in calling this beautiful area of Vancouver Island home. It’s not just the stunning views and incredible Lake Cowichan real estate that draws people here. These are just a few other reasons why locals love living in Lake Cowichan.

Outdoor Living

When you own a waterfront home in Lake Cowichan, you have direct access to one of the largest freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island, which means endless opportunities for fun on the water. Boating, swimming and paddle boarding are popular activities on the lake. In addition, the Lake Cowichan area is a gateway to the West Coast Trail system and the beautiful Pacific Rim National Park…

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Sunset over beautiful Lake Cowichan

The Cowichan Lake area of Vancouver Island is renowned for its spectacular scenery, safe,  friendly communities and incredible luxury homes. When you own Cowichan Lake luxury real estate, you’re not just getting a beautiful home in a pristine setting, you’re also getting access to everything this incredible corner of the island has to offer. These are just a few things to expect when you buy a luxury home on Lake Cowichan.

Sublime Views

Most luxury homes in the Lake Cowichan area sit directly on the shores of the lake or on the banks of the Cowichan River, giving residents sweeping views of the forest and surrounding mountains and forests. Features like floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-around decks allow you to soak up the scenery from the…

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