Youbou is apart of the Cowichan Valley Regional District and is approximately 38 km west of Duncan on highway 18. From Lake Cowichan, head Northeast on Highway 18 for 15 km until you enter the town of Youbou. There is close to 1,450 people living in this beautiful little community on Cowichan Lake and is known as the sunny side of the lake. 

The community of Youbou is the second largest community on Cowichan Lake. Youbou was named after the original mill owner and manager, Mr. Yount and Mr. Bouton. Today, the mill is gone but the town lives on. The town has a church over 60 years old, a volunteer fire department, and a Community Hall which was built in 1937. The Hall is a center point for community events such as dances, playschool, 5 & 10 pin bowling, sports and children’s programs and much more. The Youbou Little League Recreation Park is host to a number of baseball games during the spring/summer seasons and also has a playground, horseshoe pits and picnic tables.

Every year the Youbou Regatta is held in the middle of August. It is Youbou’s premier festival with dances, a sunset cruise, parades and more. The scenic Arbutus Park right on the lake in Youbou is the host to many of the events.

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