We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cowichan Wooden Boat Society

Address: 1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250.746.4955
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Cowichan Bay
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums

Hotels near Cowichan Wooden Boat Society

Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wooden boat museum with boats being restored, historic canoes, old outboard motors, scaled boats and others. The only museum I have ever seen that is on stilts in 4-5 different buildings. Enjoy the view while walking on the semi- outdoor museum. My family enjoys visiting this museum. Entrance is by donation. It is great to go visit with a cup... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Drinking in Dorset
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

MUSEUMS are nearly always worth a look and this one in the village of Cowichan Bay certainly opened a window on the type of boats the area has seen. Much more importantly, it is preserving a piece of British Columbia's history and when you step off the road and start exploring this seashore site there is always something new to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great scenic little town.. Cowichan Bay- waterfront restaurants and patio music! The Boat Society is interesting and worth a visit while in town, history of fisheries in the area and local artist displays.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pecatu, Indonesia
Top Contributor
350 reviews 350 reviews
119 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Came across this museum strolling along the front in Cowichan bay. I'm always interested in the history of anywhere I go and this was a good find. Lots of old boats and parts with lots of informative boards and notes. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Upstairs there is an art gallery with paintings for sale... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Palm Beach, FL
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

At our hotel in Victoria B.C., the bellman suggested a visit to Cowichan Bay with the family for something different to do. It was about a 45 minute drive, and what a fantastic drive! Lots of overlooks along the highway too. When we arrived in Cowichan Bay, we saw the Maritime Center and decided to stop in and look around.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The displays are under renovation so not a ton was on display. A sign alerting us to that fact was posted so we knew heading in not to expect to see much. A labour of love with some amazing boats once it is put back together again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have taken many grand-children to the Boat Museum, and enjoyed it ourselves on those and other occasions. Great displays of boats from the coast and opportunity for kids to make boats too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cashmere, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a free walk thru of the history of Cowichan Bay. They do take donations. We had a blast looking at the old boats, and pieces of times gone by. If you go to this historic town, this is a must!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cowichan Wooden Boat Society also viewed

Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

Been to Cowichan Wooden Boat Society? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cowichan Wooden Boat Society staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?