Cowichan Lake

COWICHAN LAKE  () , 62 sq km, lies on south-central VANCOUVER ISLAND about 100 km north of VICTORIA. The area was first occupied by the COWICHAN First Nation, who called it Kaatza, which means "lake." First surveyed in 1857, it was too isolated to attract many settlers until the end of the 1800s. The first LOGGING took place in 1890; logs were driven down the COWICHAN R to SAWMILLS on the coast until 1908. A branch of the ESQUIMALT & NANAIMO...

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