Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre


Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

1845 Cowichan Bay Road    250 597 2288

For open hours and the latest program information, please visit the Nature Centre website:


Located in beautiful Hecate Park at the west end of Cowichan Bay Village, the Nature Centre offers opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn about the estuary, the bay, and the watershed through informative interactive exhibits and fun hands-on activities.  School programs and interpretive programs for other groups can be booked at any available time.  We also offer weekly summer science camps, and host films and other special events including facility rentals.

The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre offers exciting volunteer opportunities for adults and youth.  These include; nature interpreters when the Nature Centre is open to the public for visitors, educational program leaders, participating in monthly bird counts, working on ecosystem restoration projects, creating and maintaining displays and equipment, and many other volunteers roles needed by all non-profits.

Make a donation to the Estuary Nature Centre online by clicking here, or downloading the form below and returning it with a cheque to:

The Cowichan Community Land Trust,
6 – 55 Station Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1M2

Estuary Nature Centre Management Committee

Jane Kilthei, Committee Chair, Cowichan Land Trust
Kai Rietzel, Cowichan Land Trust
John Scull, Cowichan Land Trust Board
Eric Marshall, Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society
Kerrie Talbot, Chair, Area D Parks Commission
Gail Mitchell, CENC Volunteer
Haley Guest, CENC Coordinator

Previous committee members and ongoing supporters who we would like to thank include:

Rod Carswell (Cowichan Land Trust Board), Tracy Fleming (Cowichan Tribes), Graham Gidden (CVRD Parks), Cheri Ayers (Cowichan Tribes), Guy Johnston (Fishermen’s Wharf Assoc), Nan Goodship, Carol Hartwig (CVNaturalists), Norm Olive (CVRD Project Manager), Erin Ward, Shari Willmott, Vanessa Elton, Madeline Southern, and Dwight Milford.