The Covey Heritage Marine Ways, an integral part of our living museum, are of the traditional railway type. Boats are floated onto a carriage and then hauled onto dry land. Visitors like to watch first the haul-out process and then the work on the hulls, which are often old wooden boats in need of repair and maintenance.

These marine ways were donated to the Maritime Centre by Ron Lindsay of Covey Marine. Ron built, owned and operated the marine ways for 20 years in Cowichan Bay. This installation was supported by volunteers and most materials were donated locally.

Ways: $250 for haul, $75 per lay day

To book a haul, contact the centre at 250.746.4955 or