Float Homes at Genoa Bay

Aerial photo of Genoa Bay and Genoa Bay Marina, Vancouver Island

Aerial photo of Genoa Bay and Genoa Bay Marina, Vancouver Island

Genoa Bay on southern Vancouver Island must be one of the most picturesque boating destinations in the Cowichan area offering good moorage, a marina and excellent food at the Genoa Bay Cafe. Equally as picturesque is the gorgeous 5km drive through farmland to access the bay from Maple Bay if coming by land.

Genoa Bay Marina has a few of the funkiest float homes in the area, some set up as arts studios and others purely used as inexpensive housing. Float homes certainly have a charm that would be hard to recreate on land. Even some of the old boathouses have a classic “old port” look.

Like so many other coastal areas things are slowly changing with fancy new houses been built on the cliffs over the town and boring new boathouses replacing the old funky ones.

Funky Float Homes, Genoa Bay, Vancouver Island

Funky Float Homes, Genoa Bay, Vancouver Island

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4 Responses to “Float Homes at Genoa Bay”

  1. Lynn Wiles says:

    I hate to say it, but I’m jealous. Jealous of not frozen water, reflections, green misty hills. Okay I said it.
    .-= Lynn Wiles´s last blog ..Freshly Fallen =-.

  2. kevin says:

    It does look quite good. Yeah, you would love it up here and for lovers of mist, we aren’t known as the wet coast for no reason!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Wow, what fantastic photos! As a huge fan of Genoa Bay and the Genoa Bay Cafe, I try to visit as often as possible. This truly is a piece of paradise and you have captured it so well. Well done, and thanks for sharing.

    kevin Reply:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Another fan of this cool place. I’m always amazed when small funky places figure it’s a good idea to build condos and make themselves better. It doesn’t work!

    Here are a few more images http://www.kevinokephotography.com/funky-genoa-bay-vancouver-island/

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