The Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society was originally conceived in the 1970's and started off as a boat building school.  The first location was a small building at the Bluenose Marina.  The present buildings were built on site and designed by Tim Richardson, a member of the Society, and were placed along an old Chevron Oil facility extending approx 82 meters into Cowichan Bay  This is probably the longest dock in the area.   These buildings are called Galleries and now house many maritime artifacts which reflect the history of the Cowichan Valley.

For an Overview and Timeline of the History of the CWBS and CBMC click here.