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Lake Cowichan Cottages

Lake Cowichan is a small town located on the easternmost point of Cowichan Lake. Dubbed “Vancouver Island's best kept secret,” this community is perhaps most well-known for its welcoming atmosphere, outdoor recreation, and phenomenal scenic views. Cottages in Lake Cowichan are in particularly high-demand—and yet very hard to come by, as they are often generationally-owned. If you’re in the market for a Lake Cowichan cottage, contact Carly Carey, longtime resident and area expert, or click to learn more about Lake Cowichan cottage real estate.

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Idyllic Lakefront Living

Lake Cowichan Cottage Highlights

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    Beautiful waterfront location
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    Great investment properties and a lot of potential
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    Cinematic views of Cowichan Valley hills and Cowichan Lake
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    Quaint, welcoming town
Lakeside Retreat Charming cottages on quiet streets; Lake Cowichan offers beautiful views and the perfect Cowichan Valley escape.
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Lake Cowichan Cottage Lifestyle

There is nothing more special than driving up to your cottage on Lake Cowichan in beautiful British Columba, Canada.

Those travelling from Victoria or Nanaimo will find that it's about an hour drive to get to Lake Cowichan (if traffic cooperates, of course)! Whether you're leaving for a weekend away or a summer holiday, you can be at the beach in no time!

Grab your fishing rod, start up the boat, or stay on the beach and just light a fire. It's up to you!

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direct water access
popular beaches
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Friendly neighbours, pride of ownership

Lake Cowichan Real Estate Market

Whether you're looking for a permanent full time residence or a summer vacation property right on the lake, the Lake Cowichan real estate market has something for everyone.

Lake Cowichan cottages for sale vary in size and price, from modern lakefront luxury homes, to smaller single-family properties, available for a range of budgets, Searching for your dream luxury home in Lake Cowichan? Read our blog post on what to expect before buying!

Lake Cowichan's small town atmosphere and lakeside location attracts buyers looking for a laid-back lifestyle in a natural setting—while still being close to a larger city and all of its amenities.  As a result, 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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Lake Cowichan Cottages At A Glance

There's so much to do in and around the small town of Lake Cowichan. Outdoor enthusiasts in particular will enjoy the following:

  • Hiking and mountain biking in the surrounding Pacific Northwest Temperate Rainforest.

  • The scenic Pacific Marine Road drive through the rainforest from Lake Cowichan to Port Refrew.
  • The Lake Cowichan Farmers Market every Saturday in the town square provides local produce, crafts and foods.

  • Camping at any one of the five lakeside campsites that surround Cowichan Lake. Each is easily accessible from town and other communities around the lake.

  • Lake Cowichan is the westernmost point on the Trans Canada trail and offers walking, hiking, cycling and horseback riding opportunities.

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Lake Cowichan Cottages Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are there so few cottages for sale in Lake Cowichan?

A: When it comes to the town of Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, there are so few cottages because it's so epic here that no one wants to sell their cottage! That's why you need a Realtor® with connections. Contact me today to begin your search.

Q: Is there a gas station in Lake Cowichan?

A: You bet! And it's open 7 days a week. It's right down by the marina where you can rent house boats and other fun toys.

Q: What’s the weather like in Lake Cowichan?

A: Lake Cowichan can get pretty hot in July and August (which is awesome), but the shoulder seasons are really quite mild. In winter we do get more snow than some other areas on Vancouver Island.

Q: Is Lake Cowichan a good place to live?

A: For those who are tired of the city and long for peaceful living and stunning landscapes, Lake Cowichan is a fantastic option. Nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of great activities to do all year round.

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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.