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Youbou Real Estate

Youbou sits on the northern shore of one of the most beautiful lakes in British Columbia, Cowichan Lake. This body of water is about 30 kilometers long, so properties for sale in this area are quite sizable. The lakeside community of Youbou started as a mill town, but is now mostly made up of stunning luxury and waterfront homes, for cottage, cabin, and craftsman style living at its finest! Since demand for homes in this area is high, there are often a low number of listings. Be sure to reach out to Carly Carey right away to see if there are any unlisted or upcoming options to explore.

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Youbou Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $1.5M
Lowest Price $450K
Highest Price $2.6M
Total Youbou Listings 12
Avg. Days On Market 20
Avg. Price/SQFT $992

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Youbou Real Estate and Community Information

Located only 15 minutes away from the beautiful town of Lake Cowichan is the lakefront community of Youbou. With a population of about 1,400, this is the second-largest community on Cowichan Lake. Known for its stunning natural beauty and warm, inviting atmosphere, Youbou is a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of fast-paced city life and reconnect with nature. 

Homes in Youbou are built in Cottage, Cabin, and Craftsman styles. Most notably, many of the properties keep the natural features of the area—the large, mature trees—and incorporate them into the landscaping surrounding the home, which allows for even more privacy. Homes in Youbou can be quite large, on even larger lots, with the most desirable waterfront homes having their own private dock on Cowichan Lake. There are also a selection of luxury homes in Youbou, which come with modern upgrades and can be built in unique, contemporary styles.

Getting Around Youbou

The community of Youbou is tucked into the beautiful, mountainous landscape of British Columbia. The next biggest town is Lake Cowichan, and the nearest city is Duncan. 

Youbou connects to Duncan, located on the east side of Vancouver Island, via Highway 18. This 42-kilometer road merges into Youbou Road in the area of Lake Cowichan, and continues on into the community of Youbou. Should you wish to venture out further for more shops, restaurants, and attractions, the city of Nanaimo is roughly an hour away (taking the Trans-Canada Highway), while Victoria is about an hour and a half away in the opposite direction. 

Top Youbou Highlights & Attractions

Youbou is desired because of its lovely location right on Cowichan Lake and the dense forest that surrounds it. Therefore, outdoor activities, such as hiking and boating, are very popular with both residents and visitors alike. 

This area is home to Arbutus Park, which has a public beach, and offers many outdoor activities to enjoy, such as swimming. This is a wonderful park to hang out with the family, have a picnic, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Price Park, another popular area, is great to stroll by the water and take in the beautiful views. Many Youbou residents have their own boat, so spending an afternoon on the water is also a favourite pastime! Those a little bit more adventurous can venture out and explore some of the forest trails, such as Chrisopher Rock and Lomas Lake, or experience some of the many campgrounds and sites around Cowichan Lake. 

From Youbou, you can easily take a day trip to many of Vancouver Island's most beautiful communities, including Victoria, Nanaimo, and more!


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If you would like to discuss Youbou luxury or waterfront homes, or properties anywhere on Cowichan Lake, please reach out. I love talking about the Vancouver Island real estate market and I can’t wait to get started on the search for your next 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.