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Lake Cowichan

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Country  Canada
Incorporated  1944
Area code(s)  +1-250
Area  8.05 km²
Local time  Saturday 3:20 AM
Regional District  Cowichan Valley
Postal code span  V0R 2G0
Elevation  180 m
Population  2,974 (2011)
Province  British Columbia
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Time zone  Pacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
Weather  2°C, Wind E at 6 km/h, 99% Humidity

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Lake Cowichan (Nitinaht: ʕaʔk̓ʷaq c̓uubaʕsaʔtx̣), (pop. 2,974), is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Duncan, British Columbia. The town of Lake Cowichan was incorporated in 1944. The Cowichan River flows through the middle of the town. Cowichan Lake is British Columbia's second-most pristine lake and Cowichan River is designated as a Heritage River.


Map of Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada

Lake Cowichan is at the western end of the Trans Canada Trail, which, when completed, will be one of the longest trail networks in the world at almost 24,000 kilometres (15,000 mi) length. Youbou, with a population of about 1,000 people; Mesachie Lake, British Columbia with a population of about 800 people; and Honeymoon Bay with a population of about 600 people are two nearby communities of Lake Cowichan.

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Lake Cowichan is surrounded on all sides by the Pacific Northwest Temperate rainforest, containing the largest, tallest, and oldest trees in the world outside of California. This ecosystem also has the warmest climate in Canada.


In the House of Commons of Canada, Lake Cowichan is represented by Alistair MacGregor-New Democratic Party, representing the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. The election results for the town of Lake Cowichan for the 41st Federal General Election of 2011 were: New Democratic Party 53.9%, Conservative Party 34.2%, Green Party 7.2%, Liberal Party 3.7% and Marxist-Leninist Party 0.6%. The results for the 40th Federal General Election of 2008 was: New Democratic Party 52.1%, Conservative Party 32.8%, Green Party 7.9%, Liberal Party 6.5% and Marxist-Leninist Party 0.6%. The results for the 39th Federal General Election of 2006 was: New Democratic Party 57.5%, Conservative Party 25.8%, Liberal Party 11.7%, Green Party 3.9%, Marxist-Leninist Party 0.5% and Canadian Action Party 0.4%.

Notable residents

See also Category:People from Duncan, British Columbia

  • Brad Palmer Former NHL Player
  • Brian Lundberg Former NHL Player
  • Steve Lingren Former AHL, ECHL Hockey Player
  • Dan Boeckner Canadian singer, songwriter
  • Fritz Perls Co-founder of Gestalt therapy
  • References

    Lake Cowichan Wikipedia

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