Youbou, British Columbia

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Village of Youbou
Youbou, British Columbia is located in Vancouver Island
Youbou, British Columbia
Location on Vancouver Island
Coordinates: 48°52′N 124°12′W / 48.867°N 124.200°W / 48.867; -124.200
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
 • Regional District DirectorPat Weaver
 • Total966[1]
Time zonePST

Youbou (/ˈjb/, YOO-boh) is a community located on the north shore of Cowichan Lake, west of Duncan and a 15-minute (13 km) drive west of the community of Lake Cowichan, Canada. The former mill town on Vancouver Island provides a public beach and extensive recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, and hiking.

Youbou is named after two employees of the Empire Lumber Company which operated the first sawmill there. Mr. Yount was the general manager and Mr. Bouton was the president.[2]:302


  1. ^ Census Profile
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

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