Welcome to the City of Duncan...

The heart of the Cowichan Region, the gateway to the Cowichan Valley.

The lovely city of Duncan can be found just off the Trans-Canada Highway, about half-way between Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Duncan City Hall

The downtown core contains a number of heritage and vintage buildings featuring commercial Real Estate properties, as well as a large combination of small, unique, exquisite shops and restaurants catering to all tastes. Duncan has touched the walking trail of the fu

nky, with artsy boutiques lining the commercial real estate corridor. There is a touch of something for everyone. Enjoy the culture. The new revitalization of the city hub has something for everyone.

Known as the City of Totems, Duncan has totem poles scattered throughout the corridor and along the river trail. This is a great place to walk and study the history of Duncan.

Duncan is a very walkable, people-friendly community that invites each and every person to come, stay, and explore the heart and soul of the City.

Duncan offers many residential areas, blending a combination and variety of Real Estate regions, with Maple Bay offering ocean front and mountain views, recreational havens along Lake Cowichan Road, and Commercial Investments in the hub and corridor of Duncan.

Duncan a perfect place to raise your family, escape your daily routines, and rest your soul. Find peace of mind in Duncan Real Estate.

The commercial centre of the Cowichan region, Duncan is a city of contrasts. Along the highway, the new Cowichan Commons, BC’s first Walmart supercentre, has become a prime central island retail destination. Off the Island Highway are the trendy boutiques, art and antique galleries, fashionable restaurants, and local brew pubs in historic downtown Duncan.

Up to 80 carved totem poles erected around Duncan depict the proud legends of the Cowichan First Nations. At the beautiful Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, visitors can experience First Nations’ culture, crafts, ceremonies, and cuisine firsthand, and visit a gallery showcasing up to 100 Coast Salish artists.

A popular stop on the E&N railway line from Victoria, the Duncan train station, built in 1887, is a National Historic Site. Major area attractions include the BC Forest Discovery Centre, the Somenos Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and the birds of prey demonstrations at Pacific Northwest Raptors. The world’s largest hockey stick and puck are on display at Island Savings Centre, a recreational multiplex.

Northwest of Duncan, Chemainus River Provincial Park provides a river corridor for protected Roosevelt elk, and is where anglers head for abundant spring and summer runs of steelhead. The clean Cowichan River, a designated Canadian Heritage River, flows from Cowichan Lake through Duncan, offering excellent “source to sea” whitewater kayaking year round.

For culinarians, some of the Island’s best wineries and farms are near Duncan, including Alderlea Vineyards, Blue Grouse Vineyards, and Zanatta Winery and Vineyard, as well as Fairburn Farm and Deerholme Farm, both famous for their cooking classes.

Duncan Links

City of Duncan

Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area Society

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre