Access to Cowichan River

The public can access the Cowichan River at the following designated locations:

Paradise, Gwynne’s, and S Pools – no public access

For many years, members of the community have accessed areas along Cowichan River, such as Paradise, Gwynne’s, and S Pools, by trespassing over private properties. Trails accessed from Cliffs Road and Gibbins Road cut through privately owned residential, utility, and Cowichan Tribes land. While this may have been allowed by some land owners in the past, the public does not have a right to access these lands and North Cowichan is not able to facilitate public access. 

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