Duncan serves as an economic hub for the Cowichan Region. We provide healthcare, retail and professional services, and cultural tourism. We are a major business centre for the fishing, farming, forestry and tourism industries; key drivers of the regional economy.
Our downtown features a number of heritage and vintage buildings, and a large array of small, exquisite shops and restaurants catering to all tastes. Enjoy the cultural comings and goings in our busy new City Square – part of our exciting revitalization plan – or tour the world’s largest collection of outdoor totems.
The City of Duncan is a member of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). The CVRD provides regional governance and services to both electoral areas and member municipalities – Duncan, North Cowichan, Ladysmith, and Lake Cowichan. For the City of Duncan, they provide solid waste management, emergency planning, economic development, regional parks, as well as a wide array of other services that benefit Cowichan Valley residents.