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.

 

PIER RESTORATION FUNDRAISING


Currently, we are in the process of restoring our ageing pier. It needs significant repairs and upgrades to remain usable and sustainable. If you visit the centre you will notice our pier sign in front of our building. the sign indicates what needs to be done and where we have come so far. our pier is a significant structure in cowichan bay and we need to keep it in pristine and in safe condition. donations are greatly accepted so we can reach our goal in a timely fashion. please click the donate button and help today.

Currently, we are in the process of restoring our ageing pier. It needs significant repairs and upgrades to remain usable and sustainable.

If you visit the centre you will notice our pier sign in front of our building. the sign indicates what needs to be done and where we have come so far.

our pier is a significant structure in cowichan bay and we need to keep it in pristine and in safe condition. donations are greatly accepted so we can reach our goal in a timely fashion. please click the donate button and help today.