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  • Community Information

    “Kaatza” or “The Big Lake”, as it’s known by its native inhabitants, is over 30 km long, one of the largest bodies of freshwater on Vancouver Island.

    Regularly visited by angling aficionado King Edward VIII, the lake was soon heralded as Canada’s Fly-Fishing Capital. To that distinction, modern outdoor enthusiasts add boating, water-skiing and windsurfing.

    The town of Lake Cowichan is the gateway to some of the most spectacular camping and hiking available on Vancouver Island. Other communities such as Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake, Skutz Falls, and Youbou are within easy reach by road. All have access to scenic Cowichan Lake, one of the largest fresh-water lakes on the island. The south arm of the lake is a heat trap, boasting the highest average summer maximum temperatures in Canada – over 24 degrees Celsius!

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, tourism, eco-tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,948 (BC Stats, 2006 Census)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Central Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Lake Cowichan

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 6.40

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 4 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Brookside Medical Clinic

      46 Stanley Lake

      Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0

      P: 250 749-4114

      Lake Cowichan Health Unit

      Box 590, 58 Cowichan Avenue West

      Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0

      P: 250 749-6878


    • Maternity

      Cowichan Midwifery Group

      170 Craig Street

      Duncan, BC, V9L 1V9

      P: 250 709-2040 | F: 250 746-0253

      www.bcmidwives.com/practice/64

    • Lab services

      LifeLabs

      1 – 78 Cowichan Lake Road

      Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0

      P: 250 749-6022 | F: 250 749-3966

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 12 noon

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community.

    • Pharmacy

      IDA Drug Store

      62 Cowichan Lake Road

      Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0

      P: 250 749-0149 | F: 250 749-7219

      IDA Drug Store

      138 Southshore Road

      Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0

      P: 250 749-0149 | F: 250 749-7219

    • Home Nursing

      VIHA – Duncan Home and Community Care

      121 Ingram Street

      Duncan, BC, V9L 1N8

      P: 250 737–2004

      In-community

      There are numerous private home care providers in the Cowichan Valley.

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Diabetes Education Program

      121 Ingram Street

      Duncan, BC, V9L 1N7

      P: 250 737–2004

      www.viha.ca

    • Physiotherapy

      Lake Cowichan Therapy

      #103 – 205 South Shore Road

      Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 1V0

      P: 250 749-3621

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      VIHA Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services

      3088 Gibbins Road

      Duncan, BC, V9L 1E8

      P: 250 709-3040 | F: 250 709-3045

      Duncan Mental Health and Seniors

      3088 Gibbins Road

      Duncan, BC, V9L 1E8

      P: 250 709–3040

    • Social workers

      Cowichan Lake Community Services

      Box 670, 121 Point Ideal Road

      Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0

      P: 250 749-6822

      www.comserv.org

      comserv@comserv.org


  • Cowichan Lake Community Services
    Box 670, 121 Point Ideal Road
    Lake Cowichan, BC, V0R 2G0
    P: 250 749-6822
    www.comserv.org
    comserv@comserv.org