The Town of Lake Cowichan is located 31 kilometres west of Duncan on Vancouver Island. This quaint Vancouver Island community is situated on Cowichan Lake with the Cowichan River flowing through the centre of town. The Town of Lake Cowichan is located on the shores of Cowichan Lake, one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Vancouver Island. Cowichan Lake is known by its native inhabitants as "Kaatza" or "Big Lake," as it is more than 30 kilometres long. Cowichan Lake has excellent fishing, water sports, boating, camping, house-boating, tubing and swimming opportunities, and is a popular Vancouver Island vacation destination. Encompassing the shores of Cowichan Lake is an expansive network of nature walks. Founded Aug 19, 1944, as the Village of Lake Cowichan with 660 residents, it is today a town of about 3,000 people, with another 3,500 people living in the surrounding region. The Cowichan Lake region includes the villages of Youbou, Caycuse, Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake, and The Town of Lake Cowichan. There are many types of real estate to choose from here, including residential lots, new homes, patio homes, vacation and recreational homes and properties. Real estate is extremely affordable in this area, with average homes prices around $250,000.
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