Nature Viewing

Cowichan Valley Bird List

Naturalist Derrick Marven has created a bird list for the Cowichan Valley which can be downloaded here.

Enjoying nature in the Cowichan Region

Of course, natural beauty is all around us — we just need to pay attention.  This map and the links below show a few special nature-viewing areas and easy walks in the region.  Here is the key to the map:

  • Green pins for viewing flowers, trees, and other plants.
  • Blue pins for birding
  • Red pins for animals other than birds, scenery, and geological features
  • Green lines for easy walks or hikes.
  • Blue lines for more challenging hikes.

Click on a pin or line for a description of the site or walk.  Use Google Maps features to view a satellite photo or get directions to the site.

Nature Viewing Map

Below are links to government information about parks and trails in the Cowichan Region:

BC Provincial Parks
Cowichan Valley Regional District Parks

North Cowichan Parks and Municipal Forest Hiking Trails