An off-the-beaten path community with a vibrant and diverse working waterfront
Just fifteen minutes south of Chemainus you’ll find yourself in Crofton, a quaint community of approximately 2,500 people situated on the calm waters of Osborne Bay. This small town features quiet parks, quaint shops, Cowichan Valley’s top live music destination, a scenic oceanfront boardwalk, a popular outdoor community pool, recreational fields, waterfront accommodations and is a gateway to Salt Spring Island. Its sloping topography offers dramatic views and panoramic vistas from every vantage point. In its early days, Crofton was a smelting centre in support of mining on Mount Sicker. Evidence of the operation is still visible along the shoreline today. After the smelter closed, the small harbour provided opportunity for fishing operations, and in time, forestry activities and the Crofton Mill became the predominant economic generators.
Crofton Community Centre Society
Halalt First Nation