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Duncan and the surrounding Cowichan Valley is a 30 minute scenic drive from both Victoria in the south and Nanaimo in the north. If you wish to travel to the western parts of Cowichan, Highway No. 18 runs west to Lake Cowichan. You can get to Duncan by Bus (Coach) from Victoria and Nanaimo and from the BC Ferry Terminals in Nanaimo and Swartz Bay, just north of Sidney BC.
Cowichan Valley near Duncan BC
Duncan BC Totem Poles
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Air Travel to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley
One airline offers service to the Cowichan Region; Harbour Air contact number 1-800-663-4267.
Regional / Pacific Coastal
Mountain Air / AirBC
Rail Travel to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley
Rail - 1-888-VIA-RAIL
All totem poles featured in this unique outdoor museum are original art. The works represent a blending of traditions from native culture indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. There are 41 totems on the self-guided tour (follow the yellow foot prints) or you can take afree guided tours provided by the Cowichan Valley Volunteer Society. These interesting guided tours depart from the caboose adjacent to the train station on Canada Avenue. For a brief written description of the totems and each artist, please refer to "Duncan-City of Totems Walking Tour Guide".
Information is available at the Duncan Visitor lnfo Centre, the Quw' utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre, the Cowichan and Chemainus Valley Ecomuseum, Duncan City Hall, or the Caboose Info Centre at the Duncan Railway Station (in season). Parking is available at the Quw' utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre and downtown.
Cowichan Valley Museum is located in the train station. The Museum
opened to the public in June of 1989. Operated by the Cowichan
Historical Society, it houses an interesting collection of items
and displays, recalling the area as it once was. Inside the renovated
1912 station are vignettes of the Cowichans' rich heritage and
displays including turn-of-the-century home furnishings, the "Alderlea
General Store", medical room, photographs and traveling exhibits.