Every summer, Cowichan Lake Recreation offers a variety of swimming lessons at beautiful Arbutus Park in Youbou. Our lessons are among the most affordable in the Cowichan Valley and our certified swim instructors will help your child refine their skills in a truly nostalgic setting. Swim instructors and lifeguards will be dependent on staff recruitment and lessons may be cancelled and/or lifeguard service may not be available.
Lifeguards may be on duty in July and August. Please check this page for an updated Lifeguard Schedule.
Arbutus Park Rules
Please help us provide a safe swimming environment by respecting our rules:
Swimmers at Arbutus Park swim at their own risk
Lifeguards are not responsible to ensure that swimmers stay within their limits and abilities
Absolutely no inflatable devices in the water
Diving board is used at your own risk, one person at a time
Do not hang from or swim under diving board
No horseplay on or swimming under the dock
Children under 7 years of age must be with an adult all times
Please respect the rights of others
No alcohol or illegal substances in the park
No dogs on the beach. Animals must be on a leash
Visiting Arbutus Park with Groups or Summer Camps
For more information on visiting Arbutus Park for public group use or visiting with a Summer Camp group, please see the Arbutus Park page.