Beginning Feb 20th – Our Spring Opening Hours for 2020 are:

Thursday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Always OPEN Holiday Mondays noon to 4pm

Located overlooking the Cowichan estuary 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, host films and other special events, and do facility rentals.

The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre offers meaningful volunteer opportunities for adults and youth as nature interpreters during Nature Centre open hours for the public, educational program leaders or assistants, citizen science participants at monthly bird counts, hands-on at ecosystem restoration projects, support for maintaining displays and equipment, building maintenance, fundraising and many other volunteers roles needed by all non-profits. 

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



Thursday Sea Squirts Starts Again in February!

Ongoing – Email sierra@cowichanestuary.ca to get engaged


Heron Rookery Live Web Camera Launch – Spring 2020 – Sponsor the Camera today


Email sierra@cowichanestuary.ca or info@cowichanestuary.ca to apply


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