Business View Magazine | March 2020

341 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MARCH 2020 MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH COWICHAN, British Columbia I ncreasingly known as a lively and diverse destination for sports tourism, North Cowichan holds pride of place as the largest municipality in the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Incorporated in 1873, North Cowichan is a scenic “community of communities” that includes Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay, and the South End (the area surrounding the City of Duncan, including University Village). North Cowichan’s 30,000 residents enjoy all the pleasures of a relaxed, active lifestyle in a mostly rural setting which also affords many of the amenities of city life. It’s the best of all worlds. When it comes to work, North Cowichan has business parks suited to heavy industry, small office suites, and everything in between. The Chemainus Industrial Park is largely comprised of light industrial with some heavy industrial operations, and is home to several lumber and remanufacturing businesses. The Cowichan Valley Highway Industrial Park covers over 400 acres of land, zoned mostly for heavy industry. Only partially developed, this area is ideal to accommodate large scale businesses with room to grow. The well-established, Trans- Canada Highway Business Park has neared capacity and is home to many mid-size business and retail operations. In addition, BEST OF ALL WORLDS