In 2009 Cowichan Bay became North America’s first Cittaslow community. Cittaslow communities are characterized by people who; take time to build community relationships, celebrate the community’s unique history and traditions, promote craftsmanship and environmental stewardship, maintain the community’s distinct character, and engage residents and visitors by sharing in high quality living. The Cittaslow International network is now comprised of 187 towns in 28 countries.

What makes Cowichan Bay unique? View the Cittaslow Cowichan Bay video below.

News & Events:

The 3rd Annual Cittaslow Cowichan Bay White Dinner takes place on Sunday, August 24 and will once again be hosted by Rocky Creek Winery. Take a look at the promotional video on our events page or for complete details visit the Rocky Creek Winery website.

Historical & Edible Walking Tours are taking place in Cowichan Bay Village this summer. Visit the blog for dates and times.

CITTASLOW INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY: Our Society President, Nick Versteeg, attended this year's International Assembly which took place in Holland from June 18-22. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other Cittaslow communities from around the world.

THANK YOU SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS of the 6th Annual Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival. Visit for a complete list of those who made this year's festival such a success.

Logo Use Guidelines: Are you a member? It's time to think about how you can use the Cittaslow Cowichan Bay logo to promote your products or services.

Membership: It's not too late to renew for 2014.

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