Cowichan River

COWICHAN RIVER  () runs 47 km from COWICHAN LK in the south-central part of VANCOUVER ISLAND past the city of DUNCAN and empties into COWICHAN BAY. It is home to the COWICHAN First Nation. The valley of the river was first explored by outsiders in 1851 and farm settlement (see AGRICULTURE) began later in the decade. The river was used for driving logs from the lake to tidewater between 1890 and 1908 (see LOGGING). It is popular with outdoor...

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