The Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society (CVNS) provides free educational programs to the general public:

  • Coffee hour presentations at 9:30 am on the first Monday of the month, October to May
  • Evening presentations at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month, September to November and January to May
  • Guided introductory nature walks
  • DUE TO COVID 19: Our indoor meetings have been changed, temporarily, to virtual meetings.  Links are being posted in NatureNews.

Nature News is the voice of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society.

If you would like a free copy of our Nature News newsletter or to be signed up to our mailing list please email: 


The Nature Cowichan Network is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting, enhancing, enjoying, and understanding the beauty and ecological richness of the Cowichan region. We have come together to share resources, raise funds, and provide information to both residents and visitors. If you share our love of this very special place, we encourage you to show it by donating to Nature Cowichan or by joining or volunteering with one of our member organizations.  Here are links to our members:

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre



CCLTCowichan Community Land Trust Society




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The Nature Cowichan Network supports the Earth Charter



Our website is operated on behalf of the community by volunteers from the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society and the other member organizations.  


Unless otherwise noted, all photographs on this website are ©copyright Heather Wade or other members of the Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society.

For more information, email 

Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society
6 – 55 Station Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1M2