The Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre is owned and operated by the non-profit Cowichan Wooden Boat Society. To maintain the Maritime Centre's buildings, exhibits, programs, and events we rely upon:

  • Memberships
  • Donations
  • Sponsors
  • Volunteers
  • Fundraisers
  • Grants

The support of our members, donors, sponsors, volunteers, the people and businesses of the village of Cowichan Bay and you is greatly appreciated.


The Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre relies on the generous donations of individuals and businesses to keep our doors open and to preserve the heritage of our maritime past. To donate money, click here. We also accept boat donations. For more information, click here.


Volunteers are an integral part of the Centre. They greet visitors, take part in special events, help restore boats, are involved in maintenance projects and work "behind the scenes" in our office.

For more information about volunteering with us, please contact us by phone or email, or visit us in person.


For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office.