Cowichan Valley Regional District


The Cowichan Valley Regional District is one of 27 regional districts in British Columbia. It is comprised of nine electoral areas and four municipalities in the southern part of Vancouver Island. With a population of over 80,000 residents it covers a land area of 3,473.12 km².

A common question residents have is what services do the various levels of government provide. The Federal Government oversees areas of law and standards that generally affect the whole country – transportation safety, food safety, national defense, and banking. The Provincial Government oversees areas common to the province – health care, hunting and fishing, provincial court and energy production. The local level is governed by Regional and Municipal Governments.

Zoning Bylaws

Area A – Mill Bay/Malahat and C – Cobble Hill (South Cowichan)
Area B – Shawnigan Lake
Area D – Cowichan Bay (Marine/CEEMP Areas)
Area D – Cowichan Bay (Uplands)
Area E – Cowichan Station / Sahtlam / Glenora
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls
Area G – Saltair / Gulf Islands
Area H – North Oyster / Diamond
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek

Zoning Maps

Area A (Mill Bay/Malahat)- North
Area A (Mill Bay/Malahat)- South
Area A (Mill Bay/Malahat)- Cobble Hill Village
Area A (Mill Bay/Malahat)- South Cowichan Rural
Area B – Shawnigan Lake – Index
Area B – Shawnigan Lake – North
Area B – Shawnigan Lake – South
Area B – Shawnigan Lake – Central
Area D – Cowichan Bay (Marine/CEEMP Areas)
Area D – Cowichan Bay (Uplands)
Area E – Cowichan Station / Sahtlam / Glenora – Index
Area E – Cowichan Station / Sahtlam / Glenora – East
Area E – Cowichan Station / Sahtlam / Glenora – West
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls – Index
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls – East
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls – West
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls – Central
Area G – Saltair / Gulf Islands
Area H – North Oyster / Diamond
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek – West
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek – East
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek – Map 3