Cowichan Valley Trail

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Picnicing areas Hiking and walking trails Mt. Biking Trails Equestrian Trails
The Cowichan Valley Trail is a spectacular multi-use trail that is an integral part of  the Trans Canada Trail route on Southern Vancouver Island. The Cowichan Valley section runs from the Capital Regional District boundary at the top of the Malahat, north to Shawnigan Lake and the Kinsol Trestle, west to the Town of Lake Cowichan then north to the Nanaimo Regional District. 
The CVRD maintains the Cowichan Valley Trail except for the portion that runs through the Cowichan River Provincial Park (Holt Creek Trestle to the Town of Lake Cowichan).  This section is maintained by 
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.  Please visit that site for regular updates as to the condition of that section of trail.
 The majority of the gravel trail is wide and flat with some sections running along the roadways. The trail provides for easy cycling and walking.
  1. Activities/Amenities
  2. History
  3. Map
  • Picnic areas
  • Trails
  • Horseback riding 
  • Cycling
  • Historic railway trestles