Environment

Find out what North Cowichan is doing for our environment by visiting the pages listed below:

The Municipality of North Cowichan is located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island. It encompasses 20,430 hectares of lowland coastal and mountainous terrain within the Coastal Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic zone. Much of the land is dedicated to forestry and agricultural activities.

Three forested areas have been protected in ecological reserves on:

  • Mt. Prevost
  • Mt. Tzouhalem
  • Maple Mountain

For more information about hiking in the Municipal Forest Reserve, please visit Fields, Parks & Trails.

Our coast line and estuaries provide habitat for diverse plant and animal species. North Cowichan is well-known for its natural beauty and we are passionate about protecting and preserving our environmental ecosystems.