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Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

Confirmed: Nov. 27, 2018 (Awaiting Update)
1845 Cowichan Bay Road Cowichan Bay BC map

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Hours: Thurs - Sun, 12 - 4 pm *see website for current hours

Seabirds wheel around the new Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre overlooking the estuary. The Centre offers interactive opportunities to learn about the estuary, its watershed, marine life, and natural and cultural history.
Outside there is a viewing platform and spotting scopes. Indoors there is an aquarium and touch tank where you can see inter-tidal life up close and personal, as well as a computer touch screen that offers an interactive tour of the watershed, a video corner with two minutes interviews with Cowichan elders, biologists, historians and fisherfolk offering rich and diverse perspectives on the estuary, and an array of estuary art including a mural and multimedia eelgrass meadow.

Venue Specs

Venue FormatMisc / Other
Liquor LicenseNone, All Ages or Provide your own
Capacity Notes/Detailsup to 40, 20-25 maximum for meetings with chairs and tables.
Has StageNo
Rentable / Hosts Outside EventsYes
Rental Rates$25/hr
Rental / Usage RestrictionsHost your next meeting, AGM, yoga class, or birthday party at the Nature Centre!

Capacity: up to 50 standing, 20-25 maximum for meetings with chairs.
Has Sound / LightingNo
Wheelchair Accessible?Yes
Amenities• large television screen with speakers to show movies or PowerPoint presentations
• coffee maker and kettle, coffee mugs (renters are responsible to bring their own coffee, tea, and milk/sugar)
• two large tables
• 20 folding chairs, 16 child sized chairs, 6 wooden stools
• Wifi
• Whiteboard with easel (requires your own markers)
Parking NotesAmple parking available in lot next door.
Venue StaffingNone Provided


Listed Under:
Heritage >> Natural History Interperative Site/Event
Venues >> Meeting / Class / Workshop Space
Heritage >> Conservation Area / Park

Listing last confirmed: Nov. 27, 2018


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