- The list below includes 24 free or cheap things to do in or near Duncan, British Columbia, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Other Museums & Galleries, Cultural Centers and Historic Sites.
- From Duncan Totem Poles to Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Duncan and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Central Saanich, Cowichan Bay, Ladysmith and Cobble Hill.
A trail of yellow footsteps painted on the sidewalks guide visitors along the walking tour of Duncan Totem Poles. Throughout the town over 40 totem poles dot the community, with signs explaining the origins of the poles and historic information about the carvers and region.
90% 29 votes
1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Duncan, British Columbia MoreLess Info
The community-based Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre is home to the Cowichan Wooden Boat Society. There is a museum that explains the history of the Bay, the native culture, and the tradition of the wooden boats. Strolling along the scenic pier offers views of the wooden boats.
Learn about the First Nation at Cowichan Native Village. Exhibits on totem carving and basket weaving are on display. There are opportunities to try traditional dishes, while learning about the preparation.
90% 153 votes
2892 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan, British Columbia MoreLess Info
An operational railway is the main feature at B.C. Forest Discovery Centre. Exhibits and activities educate visitors on the history of the forestry industry and logging. The outdoor museum is adjacent to marshlands, making it possible to view unique wildlife.
61% 28 votes
200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, British Columbia MoreLess Info
Along the banks of the Cowichan River, the Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre is a scenic centre that aims to share with visitors the customs and stories of the Cowichan people. The conference centre hosts corporate events and weddings, while the Riverwalk Caf_ features traditional foods.
91% 35 votes
1761 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia MoreLess Info
The community operated Cowichan Wooden Boat Society is also home of the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre. Visitors learn about the history and preservation of wooden boats through exhibits, museum, pier displays, pavilion, boat building workshops and tours.
100% 10 votes
1725 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia MoreLess Info
True Grain Bread is a European inspired bakery. Customers enjoy the fresh baked aromas of the hand-crafted breads made from organic grains of the on-site stone grain mill using an old-fashioned stone hearth.
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1785 Vee Rd, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia MoreLess Info
Ananda Ayurveda- Ayurvedic Healing And Yoga offers holistic balance and healing. Guests are rejuvenated and restored through Ayurvedic massage, hot sand treatment, chakra treatment and exfoliating treatment.
Cow Bay Pub is located on the water. Guests enjoy delicious food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere with fireplace and window and deck seating to view the bay, the boats at Fisherman?s Wharf and Mount Tzouhalem.