Sunfest concert-goers, tubers pack Lake Cowichan this long weekend

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ICYMI: Thousands descend on Lake Cowichan for Sunfest.

On top of that, tens of thousands from all over British Columbia and beyond are in town for the

which is back following two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic and an estimated 40,000 are expected to attend.On Friday, countless tubers were floating down the Cowichan River in an effort to keep cool amid a searing heat wave. “We were discovered during COVID-19 a lot of people started turning left on Highway 18 and people discovered us. So now that the businesses are here to support the tourism it’s really important that we get these people up here,” said Aaron Frisby, Owner ofBy the afternoon, the usually quiet roads in the forestry community were packed with visitors — filling businesses that have been eager to see visitors.

“The festivals definitely make a huge difference. It’s also the tubers too, it’s like a combination of everything,” said David Sharrow, Owner and Chef of


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