4 Things to Do in Cowichan in the Fall

While there are an obvious abundance of activities to enjoy in the summertime, autumn in the Cowichan Valley is equally as spectacular– and our pharmacists want to share our top picks with you!

Here are four phenomenal things do in Cowichan in the Fall, as ranked by people who live and work here:

1. Visit the Kinsol Trestle

The Historic Kinsol Trestle is a must-see in the Fall: available to cyclists, hikers, and even equestrians for those of you brave enough to travel Cowichan by horseback, this trestle is the largest in the area– and is actually one of the tallest free-standing timber rail trestles in the world!

Overlooking the Koksilah River, which is incredible for those interested in salmon-watching, we can’t recommend enough taking a picnic up the trestle or walk its length to explore its many viewing platforms.

2. Check Out Cowichan’s Many Museums

There are six culture-rich museums in Cowichan to help you delve into its history.

They are:

  • The Hand of Man Museum, a 15,000 square feet museum that focuses on natural history, cultural arts, and conservation
  • The Ladysmith & District Historical Society, a registered non-profit that oversees the Ladysmith Archives, Ladysmith Museum, and Ladysmith Industrial Heritage Site
  • The BC Forestry Discovery Centre, a 100-acre living forest museum that features a rideable heritage railway
  • The Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, a community-run maritime museum that hosts maritime-related workshops for adults and children alike
  • The Kaatza ed by volunteers that manage the Ladysmith Archives, the Ladysmith Museum, and the Industrial Heritage Site for the Town of Ladysmith.

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