- Our list of the best things to do in Duncan, British Columbia, features the top 45 nearby activities — including 27 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Duncan, British Columbia has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Water Activities, Food & Drink, and Tours.
- The results below include the top 10 things to do within the city of Duncan, British Columbia , followed by 35 popular activities in nearby cities, including Central Saanich, Cowichan Bay, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Langford and Friday Harbor
99% 700 votes
1721 Cowichan Bay Road, Duncan, British Columbia MoreLess Info
The excursions Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching maintain focus on seeing the giant whales, but it's common to see other sea creatures like seals and marine birds. The guides are knowledgeable, so the boat turns in to a classroom. Private charters and multi-day trips are available.
Hawks, Eagles, and Owls are some of the birds featured at Pacific Northwest Raptors. Agility flight demonstrations take place throughout the day to showcase the large birds' abilities. Hands-on educational programs let kids and adults get up close to the raptors.
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% 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.
88% 42 votes
4365 Blue Grouse Road, Duncan, British Columbia MoreLess Info
As one of the founding Estate wineries of Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard has been open to the public since 1993. Wine tastings are available, and there is a picnic area where customers can bring their own treats while sampling the wines.
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.
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.
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.
First opened in 2007, Chances Casino features slot machines and Bingo. The casino offers a membership rewards card for frequent visitors. A small menu is available throughout the day. Each evening has a special event, and there is special entertainment on Friday evenings.