News and Events

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Marine Photography Course
June 11, 2016

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Shifty Sailors Concert (2016)
Dates to be Announced

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Crab Fest (2016)
Tenitively October 1st (dependent on availability
of crab)

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Small Boat Festival
See you on June 17, 2017 for the 32nd Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Festival

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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 is operated by the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society, a non-profit organization founded to preserve, exhibit and demonstrate 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 for adults and children 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.