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Cowichan Lake Research Station

Established in 1929 by the B.C. Forest Service, the Cowichan Lake Research Station has become renowned for itís work in forest genetics and tree philosophy. One of itsí first projects shortly after the depression was Douglas Fir thinning plots. A work relief program for the unemployed hired sixty young men who built roads and trails, a cookhouse, bunkhouses, and a station residence, including a telephone service and a water system. These men were paid $1.00 a day and morale was high. There was organized recreation as well as job training activities. At the end of 1935 10% of these men found jobs in logging camps and sawmills. In 1936 a road was constructed linking the Research Station and the public road.

In 1941 the Station became a camp for reforestation and federal researchers. That same year a work camp was established to house conscientious objectors to the war. These people developed a reputation for careful tree planting and also as fire lookouts for feared Japanese incendiary bomb devices.

In 1945 The Dominion of Canada established a field laboratory for insect and disease research and eight years later the first forest genetic experiments were begun by Dr. Alan Ewing with Douglas Fir plantations.

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Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat
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10028 Park Drive, Honeymoon Bay, BCPhone: 250-749-4252
Honeymoon Bay Retreat provides a restorative setting for personal or group retreats, workshops, artistic and musical events. 17 beautifully appointed guests suites, versatile meeting spaces, full dining experience, health and wellness facilities, outdoor hot tub and infrared sauna, gardens and labyrinth, 90 minutes from Victoria or Nanaimo.

Cowichan River Wilderness Lodge
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Cowichan River Wilderness Lodge is the Ultimate Destination for someone looking to get in touch with nature. Enjoy some of the 16 acres of marked trails along the Cowichan river, book a Custom Fishing Adventure with our own professional, licensed guides here at the lodge, or relax and get away from it all in our luxurious surroundings with a view overlooking the world class Cowichan river!


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