Pemberton Holmes Cowichan Valley Office

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About Duncan and the Cowichan Valley

Our Cowichan Valley office is located about one hour north of Victoria in the community of Duncan, BC. This area has a population of about 5000 but provides goods and services for approximately 75,000 people in the region. It’s nickname is The City of Totems due to the number of totem poles on display. Warm, dry summers and mild winters make this area a favourite for artisanal growers and vintners. The Cowichan Valley includes the following cities and villages:

  • Chemainus
  • Chemainus River Valley
  • Cobble Hill
  • Cowichan Bay
  • Cowichan Station
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Crofton
  • Duncan
  • Ladysmith
  • Lake Cowichan
  • Maple Bay
  • Mill Bay
  • Shawnigan Lake

Duncan has a somewhat diverse economy based on the mainstays of fishing, mining, and forestry. It supports a strong tourism industry that is active from May to September each year. Duncan is a part of the Trans Canada Trail system and offers challenging hiking and mountain biking trails. Nearby, Lake Cowichan is the water recreation capital of Vancouver Island. The the local tradition of tubing on the Cowichan River provides an hours-long tour of the back country before emerging into the Duncan area and finishing at the sea.

Duncan features a campus location for the Vancouver Island University and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, trades training, and professional development courses. There are several private boarding schools in the area. The downtown area of Duncan is highly walkable and has a wide array of shops and services from the eclectic to the practical, like health services.

Duncan and Cowichan Valley real estate

The Valley has a wide range of properties for all types of buyers in all price ranges. In town, there are a number of affordable condos and several mobile home parks in addition to the single family home developments. Rural properties are a short drive from the city centre and are an opportunity for artisanal farmers or craftspersons to explore they trade. There are also a number of waterfront properties that have high bank views and walk-on beach access.

Duncan real estate listings

Message from the manager

Welcome to our Duncan office and webpage! The Pemberton Holmes Duncan office is a locally family-owned business, Vancouver Island born and bred for six generations. We have a wonderful group of agents and staff who are committed to serving you in a professional and courteous manner. We are proud to be part of the wonderful community of Duncan and truly appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance to you in your real estate and property management needs.

We are happy to talk about the Duncan area or about real estate – please contact one of our real estate professionals at 250-746-8123. If you’d like to talk about joining our team as a Realtor, please contact me directly at

– Mike Holmes, BA, L.LB, Managing Broker of Pemberton Holmes in Duncan

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate anywhere Vancouver Island, our agents can help ease the process. The Pemberton Holmes Duncan office also offers property management services and rental properties. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or rent property we can help you. To learn more about our services contact a Duncan REALTOR® today.

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