News and Events

30th Annual
Wooden Boat Festival

June 27 & 28

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Fast & Furious
Boatbuilding Challenge

June 28

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Children's Summer Camps
July 20-24 & August 10-14

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Employment Opportunity
Office Manager
Apply Today

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Boat For Sale
Marcelle II

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THE COWICHAN BAY MARITIME CENTRE
AND COWICHAN WOODEN BOAT SOCIETY

View from the CBMC moorage dock of the third exhibit pod and the Pavilion

The Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre is an active community-based maritime museum and the home of the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society which preserves, exhibits and demonstrates the Maritime heritage and culture of wooden boats, especially as experienced on Canada’s West Coast.

The Society was originally conceived in the 1970s as a wooden boat building centre but has expanded its role to become a maritime centre, a museum and a wooden boat workshop. In addition to the exhibits and museum the Centre holds wooden boat building classes in its superbly equipped workshop. The Society also operates an historic marine ways for the hauling and cleaning of boats and maintains a small fleet of traditional small craft.