The Cowichan River in Photos

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The Cowichan River in Fall, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The Cowichan River in Fall, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Cowichan River is one of the more interesting rivers in southern British Columbia, both from a historical standpoint as well as a recreational view. With its source in the mountains above Cowichan Lake, the river wanders through steep canyons and open valleys, finally arriving in Cowichan Bay after a 47km run.

The mood of the river varies with the seasons and rains as was evident a couple weeks ago when we had some massive flooding in the area and the river was roaring. The other extreme is peak summer when a favourite pastime on the Cowichan River is tubing, the sport of lazily floating down this mighty river in an inner tube likely with a few beers in hand. From the historical perspective, the Cowichan River has been a food source for the local native culture for thousands of years and is well known worldwide for the excellent fishing. Fortunately for us, much of the river is protected and we are able to enjoy countless trails through the lovely forests and stunning wetlands.

This is a post about photographs so I’ll leave a larger write-up until later. I’m even thinking of a future book project so there will ne lots more to write about. Enjoy the Cowichan River from the photography perspective.

Aerial photograph of Lake Cowichan and the beginning of the Cowichan River, British Columbia
Aerial photograph of Lake Cowichan and the beginning of the Cowichan River, British Columbia
A lush rainforest on the shores of the Cowichan River. Vancouver Island, British Columbia
A lush rainforest on the shores of the Cowichan River. Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The Cowichan River Valley as the river makes its' way to the ocean, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia
The Cowichan River Valley as the river makes its
Taming the Cowichan River by kayak, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia
Taming the Cowichan River by kayak, Cowichan Valley, British Columbia
Fishing on the Cowichan River, a recreational pursuit for decades. Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Fishing on the Cowichan River, a recreational pursuit for decades. Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The fine art of Tubing on the Cowichan River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The fine art of Tubing on the Cowichan River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Aerial photograph of the Cowichan River estuary, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Aerial photograph of the Cowichan River estuary, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The peaceful estuary where the Cowichan River meets the ocean. Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The peaceful estuary where the Cowichan River meets the ocean. Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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