Welcome to the Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan Valley is located on scenic Vancouver Island, just north of the capital city of Victoria. It is considered one of the most beautiful geographic regions in British Columbia. It is known for its friendly communities set among majestic rain forests, beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers, enchanting seaside communities, and beaches.

“Cowichan” means “warm land” in our Coast Salish indigenous peoples’ language. The temperate climate and natural beauty of the Cowichan Valley attracts visitors from all over the world. The mild winters and long dry summers provide an ideal lifestyle choice for Canadian families and a popular year-round destination for tourists.

The Cowichan Valley offers international students warm and welcoming family-oriented communities with all the amenities of larger cities, and easy access to the incredible outdoor opportunities that makes our area famous as a tourist destination.

Students from over 25 countries have come to study in our programs. Every student is carefully considered, and our international students have become valued in our schools and our communities. Our program is designed for students aged 13 to 18 years (grades 8-12) although younger students may be accepted upon application review.