Posted on 13 Jan
Stunning natural beauty, endless outdoor adventure, first-class wineries, fine dining, award-winning craft breweries and spectacular homes—Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley offers a laid-back lifestyle in high demand among buyers from across Canada and North America. Located north of British Columbia’s capital city, a ferry ride from the mainland and a 20-minute seaplane trip from Downtown Vancouver, Cowichan boasts a small-town community feel set amidst some of the most scenic nature in the Northern Hemisphere.
“Community and the value of neighbours make the Cowichan Valley a special place to live, work and play,” says Brian Danyliw, Managing Partner of The Agency British Columbia. “With the added benefit of attractive property prices, buyers get way more bang for their buck than in the large urban centers. With the market being so hot, there is a limited supply of luxury properties, and we don’t anticipate it to slow down anytime soon.”
Throughout 2020, The Agency team welcomed buyers seeking more space, outdoor recreation and access to nature, garnering “sight unseen” interest and offers from afar. Brain and the team recently captured the Cowichan lifestyle on film in the piece, “Welcome to Cowichan,” featured below.
In 2020, real estates sales in the region rose significantly by May after the initial effects of the pandemic shutdowns. Single-family homes sold quickly, with active inventory dipping 41% at year’s end and median prices rising 6% over 2019.
The Agency Cowichan team holds the record for most sales over CA$1M in the Cowichan Valley. In 2020, the team had the highest sale on record of a single-family property on Shawnigan Lake, 1890 Flicker Road for CA$2.44M; the second-highest sale ever of a single-family property on Lake Cowichan, 8171 Saseenos Road at CA$2.1375M; and the third highest sale in Nanaimo, 2800 Benson View at CA$2.45M.