WINTER Hours of operation:  Noon – 4 pm  Thursday to Sunday Plus Holiday Mondays

We are open during the holidays!

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Located in beautiful Hecate Park at the west end of Cowichan Bay Village, the Nature Centre offers opportunities for people 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; becoming nature interpreters when the Nature Centre is open to the public for visitors and during educational programs, participating in monthly bird counts, creating and maintaining displays and equipment, along with the many other volunteers roles needed by all non-profits. 

Contact the Nature Centre to learn how you can be involved.