Lake Cowichan Houses for Sale
Search all Lake Cowichan Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Located west of Duncan, Lake Cowichan is a relaxing community with plenty of outdoor activities. The warm and beautiful Lake Cowichan becomes a go-to spot to cool off during the summer.
Lake Cowichan offers single-family homes, vacant land, townhomes and commercial real estate. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Lake Cowichan properties come on the market.
Lake Cowichan Real Estate Market
Real estate on Vancouver Island is always in popular demand and is definitely the case in this growing community. With incredible natural surroundings and a fun lakeside feel, Lake Cowichan is the perfect place to come if you want to raise a family, move to a place that offers outdoor adventures, and find a forever home within a lovely community.
In Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, you can purchase a waterfront property on the lake with a dock for your water toys or live with a view in an immaculate low-maintenance condo or apartment. Move into a single-family home in town so your kids can walk to school or find the perfect piece of land for sale where you can build your dream house with yard space for your pets and kids to play. One of our Licensed Client Care Specialists can help find a character home or townhouses, homes with legal suites for additional income, and charming mid-century homes with vast potential for parking, outbuildings, and storage. You will love living in this cozy community surrounded by nature and overflowing with adventure and possibility.
About Lake Cowichan
Lake Cowichan is one of several small communities located on the southern side of Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Lake District. This small town has approximately 3,000 people and is located on the east end of Cowichan Lake, with the Cowichan River flowing through the middle of the town. The surroundings are mountainous Pacific Northwest Temperate rainforest that is rich with wildlife, making it a beautiful place to call home.
Lake Cowichan is a safe and comfortable community with all the amenities you need for your day-to-day life found within the town or a short drive away in the nearby city of Duncan. Living in Lake Cowichan, you can expect services and amenities like garbage and recycling pickup, a post office, gas stations, grocery stores and police.
Getting to Lake Cowichan
Lake Cowichan is accessible in several ways. Duncan is a 25-minute drive away via the Cowichan Valley Highway/BC-18 E. The BC Transit Line 7 Bus runs between the communities several times a day, including on weekends, making it easy to do any shopping at the Village Green Mall or access other amenities available in this larger nearby community.
The closest airport to Lake Cowichan is the Nanaimo Airport (YCD), a 40-minute (60 km) drive via the Cowichan Valley Highway/BC-18 E. There is also a public transit bus route, in which you can take the Line 7 BC Transit bus to Duncan, then route 70NCX to the city of Nanaimo. Victoria BC has the closest International airport (Victoria International Airport YYJ), just shy of a two drive via the Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 S.
Lake Cowichan Weather
Lake Cowichan’s weather is mild compared to the rest of the country, with wet and cloudy winters and comfortable dry summers. The warm season is between June and September, with an average high of 21 °C and a low of 12 °C. The cold season is from mid-November through early March, with an average low of 0 °C and high of 5 °C, with some snow accumulating during the coldest months.
Lake Cowichan Culture
Visit the Kaatza Station Museum to learn about the forestry industry and the region’s development over the past century, or visit the Vancouver Island Regional Library branch, art galleries, and cultural venues like the Cowichan Lake Education Center.
The Cowichan Lake Arts and Culture Society is an excellent resource for all things culture in the region, promoting, connecting, and advocating for artists in various fields, including music, quilting, culinary arts, photography, visual arts, literary arts, and weaving. Lake Cowichan is rich with indigenous culture and history, as the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation have lived on the shores of the lake for millennia.
Lake Cowichan Health Care
Lake Cowichan has a community health unit (Lake Cowichan Health Unit), dental services, optometrists, pharmacies, alternative/holistic treatment centers, and more. For severe or chronic issues, Lake Cowichan is only a short drive away from Duncan, where the Cowichan District Hospital is located, offering services ranging from imaging to mental health care, acute care, emergency services, and heart health programs.
Lake Cowichan Education
Lake Cowichan is part of the Cowichan Valley School District (BC SD79). There is Lake Cowichan Elementary School (grades 4-7) and Lake Cowichan Secondary School (grades 8-12). As this community is near several city centers, post-secondary options include the University of Victoria, Royal Roads, Camosun College in Victoria, and Vancouver Island University with North Cowichan and Nanaimo campuses.
Things to Do in Lake Cowichan
Although it is a small community, there is plenty to do in Lake Cowichan. Outdoor adventures like biking, hiking, and spending time on the lake boating, waterskiing, fishing, and kayaking are all popular activities in the Lake Cowichan area year-round, but especially during the “tourist season” through the summer months. See fields of wildflowers in bloom in April, or treat yourself to a winery tour and tasting with one of the region’s many offerings. You can also visit the Cowichan River Provincial Park for white water kayaking and tubing or walk through a second-growth Douglas fir forest to a sandy beach at Gordon Bay Provincial Park.
Lake Cowichan Realtors
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Lake Cowichan? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your Lake Cowichan community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
If you’re thinking of selling your Lake Cowichan, BC home, our associated Listing Realtors can provide information on recently sold comparable properties, up-to-date real estate market information, and professional tips to help you prepare and sell your house for top dollar.