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Lake Cowichan

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Hiking Trails
Lake Cowichan,, is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27km west of Duncan, British Columbia. The town of Lake Cowichan was incorporated in 1944. The Cowichan River flows through the middle of the town. Cowichan Lake is British Columbia's second-most pristine lake and Cowichan River is designated as a Heritage River.Lake Cowichan is at the western end of the Trans Canada Trail, which, when completed, will be one of the longest trail networks in the world at almost 24,000km length. Youbou, with a population of about 1,000 people; Mesachie Lake, British Columbia with a population of about 800 people; and Honeymoon Bay with a population of about 600 people are three nearby communities of Lake Cowichan.ClimateLake Cowichan is surrounded on all sides by the Pacific Northwest Temperate rainforest, containing the largest, tallest, and oldest trees in the world outside of California. This ecosystem also has the warmest climate in Canada.PoliticsIn the House of Commons of Canada, Lake Cowichan is represented by Alistair MacGregor-New Democratic Party, representing the riding of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford.The election results for the town of Lake Cowichan for the 42nd Federal General Election of 2015 were: New Democratic Party 35.94%, Liberal Party 23.77%, Conservative Party 22.81%, Green Party 16.93%, and Marxist-Leninist Party 0.55%.
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