Cowichan Valley Regional District

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Cowichan Valley
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Cowichan Lake
Official logo of Cowichan Valley
A map of British Columbia depicting its 29 regional districts and equivalent municipalities. One is highlighted in red.
Location in British Columbia
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Administrative office locationDuncan
 • TypeRegional district
 • BodyBoard of directors
 • ChairIan Morrison (F)
 • Vice chairSierra Acton (B)
 • Electoral areas
  • A - Mill Bay/Malahat
  • B - Shawnigan Lake
  • C - Cobble Hill
  • D - Cowichan Bay
  • E - Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora
  • F - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls
  • G - Saltair/Gulf Islands
  • H - North Oyster/Diamond
  • I - Youbou/Meade Creek
 • Land3,474.52 km2 (1,341.52 sq mi)
 • Total89,013
 • Density25.6/km2 (66/sq mi)

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia is on the southern part of Vancouver Island,[3] bordered by the Nanaimo and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional Districts to the north and northwest, and by the Capital Regional District to the south and east. As of the 2021 Census, the Regional District had a population of 89,013. The regional district offices are in Duncan.


The Cowichan Valley Regional District covers an area between the Stuart Channel and Saanich Inlet on the east coast of Vancouver Island and the southern part of the West Coast Trail, with Cowichan Lake and Cowichan Valley proper located in its central region. It includes the Gulf Islands of Thetis, Kuper and Valdes. The total land area is 3,473.12 km² (1,340.98 sq mi).


As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Cowichan Valley Regional District had a population of 89,013 living in 37,290 of its 40,174 total private dwellings, a change of 6.3% from its 2016 population of 83,739. With a land area of 3,472.48 km2 (1,340.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 25.6/km2 (66.4/sq mi) in 2021.[4]


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  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2021 and 2016 censuses – 100% data (British Columbia)". Statistics Canada. January 30, 2022. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  3. ^ "Cowichan Valley Regional District". BC Geographical Names.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census divisions". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  • [1] Community Profile: Cowichan Valley Regional District, British Columbia; Statistics Canada]

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