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“Kaatza” or “The Big Lake”, as it’s known by its native inhabitants, is over 32 km long, one of the largest bodies of freshwater on Vancouver Island. Your Lake Cowichan Bed and Breakfast operator will tell you the lake was heralded as Canada’s Fly-Fishing Capital. To that distinction, modern outdoor enthusiasts add boating, water-skiing and windsurfing as their outdoor fun adventures. Whether your are coming to enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Cowichan, Nitinat Lake and the Cowichan River, or whether you visit the ancient forest of the Carmanah Walbran, hike the West Coast or Juan de Fuca Trails, you will find it easy to satisfy your desire for adventure. The town of Lake Cowichan is the gateway to some of the most spectacular camping and hiking available anywhere on Vancouver Island. Your Lake Cowichan B&B innkeepers will tell you that there are over 5000 people here and in other communities such as Honeymoon Bay, Mesachie Lake, Skutz Falls, and Youbou.