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.

News & Events:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a variety of event day tasks during the 6th Annual Spot Prawn Festival. Complete the Volunteer Form at

SPOT PRAWN FESTIVAL: Cittaslow is overseeing this year's festival scheduled for Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25.

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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