Cowichan Bay (CDN) - British Columbia's 10 Most Beautiful Towns
Canada’s westernmost province is home to some of the last wild, untouched landscapes on the continent. It’s difficult not to feel inspired by British Columbia’s jagged mountains, icy fjords, abundant wildlife, and stunning coastlines. Each of its towns exudes a unique character, and the natural scenery for which the province is famous is almost never far away. Here are some of British Columbia’s most beautiful towns.
Cowichan Bay is defined by its colorful pier, which is lined with floating homes and buildings on stilts. The town was the first in North America to be designated a Cittaslow community, a global movement aimed at slowing down the pace of life in towns, and promoting their unique traditions and culture. It’s therefore no surprise that Cowichan Bay is known for its local cuisine, which includes fresh seafood, organic bakeries, and artisan cheese shops. The Cowichan Bay Estuary is home to more than 200 species of migrant shorebirds and waterfowl, plus whale-watching and sea kayaking can be enjoyed out on the bay.