Cradled by verdant hillsides and surrounding mountains, the active community of Crofton is situated on the calm waters of Osborne Bay in the Cowichan Valley. Crofton’s pioneer families established homesteads in the small valley until 1902, when a copper smelter was built. The town’s buildings are an eclectic mix of early 1900s miners’ homes, mid-century summer cottages and newer subdivision developments. Crofton offers great value restaurants, and numerous land and sea recreational choices, and is the departure point for BC Ferries to Vesuvius Bay on Salt Spring Island.

Top 5 things to do

  • Golf one of the area's courses
  • View wildlife at the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Refuge
  • Join a fishing or sightseeing charter
  • Explore Osborne Bay Regional Park
  • Visit the Old School Museum