With 6,000 visitors each year, the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is a popular attraction for young children, students, tourists, and local residents. We are run by a team of generous and talented volunteers, and we depend on donations from individuals and businesses to run our programs and keep our doors open. We can’t do it without you!

For more options on how to donate, scroll down or click here.

Donor+ Options

Want to go a little further than an individual donation? Consider volunteering, and…


Members receive the Centre’s Annual Report and are invited to participate and vote at our Annual General Meeting. It’s a great way to get a little more involved!

Visit our Become a Member page for more information.


A great option for companies looking to profile their commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

Visit our Become a Sponsor page for more information.

Make it Monthly!

Monthly donors allow us to plan ahead and develop new programming because we know that we can count on your monthly support!

Simply select “Donate Monthly” over on Canada Helps.

Donation Options

Online at Canada Helps

– Cash or Cheque

Please bring your donation to the Nature Centre or send a cheque payable to “Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre”:

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre
Box 5 Cowichan Bay Rd
Cowichan Bay, BC
Canada V9L 1N0

– Call Us!

Our relationships with our supporters and donors are important to us. We couldn’t do what we do without without you. We want to hear from you and find out more about why our work at the Estuary Nature Centre matters to you. Contact us and we’ll make a date for you to have a conversation with a member of our team.

What about other kinds of donations?

– We gratefully accept bequests, so consider making one to the Estuary Nature Centre Society when preparing your will.

– Donations of securities can have extra tax benefits. Talk to your accountant or financial advisor.

– Do you have other ideas? Feel free to contact us about them!