Cowichan Lake Outdoor Education and Conference Centre

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Run your own retreat programs at our site, have us create programs for you with local experts, or enjoy field trips to surrounding attractions. The possibilities are endless.


World Youth Workshop ~ October 2010

A wonderful high school group from Austria, 22 students and two teachers spent a week at the Centre this fall 2010.

Day One

The group was met at the Victoria airport and transported to the Centre in our bus.

Day Two

A full day guided marine adventure at Botanical Beach and a hike along the rugged Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

Day Three

We travelled up and over the backbone of Vancouver Island to the Carmanah Old Growth forests and were guided through this ancient ecosystem and in the evening explored the night skies with astronomy.

Day Four

A morning hike along the Trans Canada Trail which follows the heritage Cowichan River and in the afternoon paddled Cowichan Lake by kayak.

Day Five

Return to the Victoria airport and homeward bound.


Contact us to arrange your custom retreat.

"The beautiful view through the large windows of the Grand Hall invite us to get outside to explore the shore of Cowichan Lake, walk on the board-walk, observe wild-life, go swimming and kayaking, hike through the rain-forest or cycle the Trans Canada Trail."

Linda Hill

Cowichan Intercultural Society