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Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre

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when I first came to Cowichan Valley I went to the visitor centre, I wandered in and came out with... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
adorafedora
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Duncan, Canada
The best I have ever been to

Stopped in here a few times on the way from Victoria to points up-Island. The staff are all over... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2019
Roy C
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Parksville, Canada
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The Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre (CRVC) is located adjacent to the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, BC. The friendly and knowledgeable information councilors at the CRVC are prepared to help you plan and navigate your trip, and will make...more
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2896 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6C2, Canada
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

when I first came to Cowichan Valley I went to the visitor centre, I wandered in and came out with a Custodian of my property Award. What a nice place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank adorafedora
VCCoordinator, Guest Relations Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Welcome to the Cowichan Valley! Thank you for stopping by. We always appreciate getting feed back. Please do stop by again.

Reviewed March 5, 2019

Stopped in here a few times on the way from Victoria to points up-Island. The staff are all over it. Very friendly, but more importantly, they really know their stuff and go out of their way to get answers (including calling friends for information they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roy C
VCCoordinator, Guest Relations Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. Our volunteers are passionate about sharing where they live and what they enjoy doing. We have volunteers who are avid hikers, foodies and theatre enthusiasts and travelers .

Reviewed December 16, 2018

Called in on a Sunday to find the place closed sadly, thought all Visitors Centres are open 7 days a week.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew J
VCCoordinator, Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Hello Andrew We are sorry that we missed you. Every visitor centre will have its own hours depending on where they are located and the time of year. Please note that our Visitor Centre is now closed Saturday and Sunday through out the winter and...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

The architecture showcases some of the wonderful natural resources of our area and the staff do all they can to get the word out about events and activities!

Date of experience: April 2018
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VCCoordinator, Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you! Your comments are well received and have been shared with our volunteers.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

This centre has good reviews for the helpfulness of the staff, the day we went this was not the case. We are newly moved to the area and wanted to know what celebrations were planned locally for Canada Day which was two days away. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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VCCoordinator, Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

How unfortunate that the information you were looking for was not readily available. It perplexes me why we would suggest something in Vancouver! Perhaps she was thinking of bigger celebrations in Victoria. Easily available around the Cowichan Valley are the "What'sOn Digest" as well as...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

The lady who spoke to us was very helpful, telling us all abour Chemainus and Ladysmith. She then mentioned The Totems of Duncan so we went there first. We were made to feel very welcomed and there's plenty of information here.

Date of experience: June 2018
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VCCoordinator, Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Our centre is run by mostly volunteers and we love hearing from folks like yourself. Happy to hear that the suggestions that were given was appreciated.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great and helpful staff. So much information available for just about any tourist interests. This visitor center just might even add more to "where to go, what to do" ideas.

Date of experience: June 2018
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VCCoordinator, Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Patsy Thank you for your great review. We are always working to add more what to do's ! Thank you.

Reviewed June 25, 2018

This is a convenient stop just off the Trans Canada Highway. Plenty of parking and if you have a trailer, it's easy to get in and out of. The folks are well versed in the area attractions and they have all the brochures and maps...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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VCCoordinator, Front Office Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Hi Greg, Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. We enjoy helping others experience the best possibilities for their holidays.

Reviewed March 26, 2018

superfriendly staff, very helpful and knowledgeable. They gave us tons of maps and tips, for attractions as wel as campsites.More

Date of experience: March 2018
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VCCoordinator, Guest Relations Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hi Monica Thank you ever so much for your kind words. We are very proud of where we live so it comes very easy to promote our area. We are pleased that it was an enjoyable experience for all of you. Our volunteers are the...More

Reviewed February 16, 2018

Stopped in to get info on fun, new things to do and restaurants in my home town. The volunteers are very knowledge and had lots of great suggestions and tips.Gave some suggestion on new walking and hiking areas. Lots of maps, menu and other brochures....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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VCCoordinator, Guest Relations Manager at Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Hello Amanda We love nothing better then to have local visitors come in and find out all the new and wonderful happenings in and around the area. Please make it a habit and check in every couple of months to see whats new and exciting....More

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