The city of Duncan is about 4,450 km from Parliament Hill. The drive would take about 48 hours via a ferry ride and the Trans-Canada Highway.
Victoria International Airport is in the neighbouring riding of Saanich—Gulf Islands.
More people in the riding walk to work, rather than use public transportation, which is available through Cowichan Valley Regional Transit and Victoria Regional Transit.
The Cowichan Valley region encompasses Lake Cowichan, the Cowichan River, and Cowichan Bay.
The region has a warm Mediterranean-type climate in the summer, which has made it home to several vineyards.
Gordon Bay Provincial Park, located south along Cowichan Lake, is home to many bird species, including juncos, chestnut-backed chickadees, golden eye ducks, Steller’s jays, and mergansers.
The median age of Cowichan—Malahat—Langford is 43.6.
About 12% of the population are immigrants, with most coming from the United Kingdom.
After English, the most common mother tongues spoken are German, French, and Spanish.
Youbou Lanes, a bowling alley in the riding, has the only sanctioned handset lanes in the country, with each bowling pin set by a human pinsetter. The alley features the same wooden lanes from its initial opening in 1951.
The Cowichan River is considered a hotspot for trout fishing.
Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park contains about 2% of B.C.’s old-growth forest. Some of the spruce trees here reach heights above 95 metres and are over 800 years old (or older).
The Cowichan Valley takes its name from an Indigenous word meaning "the warm land,” as the valley enjoys Canada’s warmest mean temperature.
Notable residents include sisters Jennifer and Meg Tilly, who have both been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for the films “Bullets Over Broadway” (1994) and “Agnes of God” (1985), respectively.
Retail, health care, and public administration are top economic sectors.
Being a suburb of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Langford’s top industry is public administration.
Goldstream Provincial Park has a Nature House that features environmental education programs for visitors, as well as the Lubbe Hydroelectric Plant, which provided electric power for the area’s former streetcars.
In 2015, two LEED Gold standard state-of-the-art high schools were built in Langford.
Langford made news in 2006 due to conservationists protesting the building of Bear Mountain golf resort.
Langford’s history is deeply intertwined with that of European settlers, dating back to the 1850s. The area contained one of the four Hudson’s Bay Company farms established by Captain Edward Langford in 1851.
Goldstream Provincial Park was the site of a gold rush in 1863, after rumours spread that there was gold in the Goldstream River.
Indigenous communities in this riding include:
Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council
Naut’sa Mawt Tribal Council
Malahat First Nation
Pacheedaht First Nation
Lake Cowichan First Nation
Cowichan Valley Métis Association