The cowichan valley offers many unique facilities and establishments for your workshops, conferences, retreats and team building activities.

Meetings + Retreats

We’ve all been to meetings and conferences held inside the box. That is to say, within the confines of the same old conference centre located in the same old downtown core. If the goal of these gatherings is to shift perspective and broaden thinking, wouldn’t they be better held in a place that doesn’t conform to typical settings? In Cowichan, this is what we offer meeting planners: an accessible location to commune on the edge of nature. Not surprisingly, fresh thinking is far more achievable when attendees are exposed to fresh air, natural beauty and locally grown food. Whether it’s a team building retreat on the shores of Lake Cowichan or a professional development workshop in the vineyard — you can plan something memorable and completely out of the box here. In Cowichan, there’s accommodation and meeting facilities to fit all budgets and needs. Getting here isn’t a difficult proposition either. We’re easily accessible by land sea and air. While some choose to enjoy the ferry trip from the Lower Mainland, many prefer to fly. But don’t expect in-flight service, because by seaplane it can be as little as 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver! If you’re thinking about a meeting outside of the box, give us a call and we’ll help you every step of the way.

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Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

Discover the very best of Canada’s only year-round motorsport facility and get a taste of life on the track through our available Circuit experience packages. Or come and visit us for a complimentary tour!
4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy, Cowichan Lake, Duncan, BC
Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

A delicious destination—nestled in an apple orchard; explore our cidery, distillery, gastropub, and store. Open for daily tours, farm to table meals, cider & spirit tastings in the lounge, yurt stays, and one-of-a-kind shopping at the farmhouse. Family & pet friendly. Seasonal events include pizza nights, mystery cask series, live music & more.
1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
Alderlea Farm and Café

Alderlea Farm and Café

Alderlea Farm and Café is a true Cowichan treasure, a peaceful pastoral destination, and a “quintessential Cowichan Valley eating experience”. We offer a full menu of farmhouse food from our farm to your table. Local wine, beer, specially coffee, and teas. Taste the freshness and the quality. Feed the farm animals and enjoy the farm setting. Leave feeling renewed and nourished. Wood fired oven pizza night every Sunday. Fresh organic produce and artisan sauerkraut and pickles available. Certificate of Excellence and winner of EcoStar Awards for Experiential Tourism.
3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC
Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Family-owned and sustainably-farmed, the winery and surrounding vineyards are sought after for sampling the award-winning portfolio of wines, and also for events, weddings, picnics, and family adventures. New to 2017 is the Grouse House accommodation. Open daily to offer you a taste year ‘round – contact us for seasonal hours.
2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan, BC
Ramada Duncan Hotel & Conference Centre

Ramada Duncan Hotel & Conference Centre

Our full service hotel features recently renovated guestrooms, complimentary WiFi and a fitness centre. On-site you will find the popular The Old Fork restaurant as well as the welcoming River Rock Bar + Grill, no need to leave the property for a great meal. With over 4,500 square feet of events space and an experienced events team, the Ramada Duncan is first choice for meeting planners in the Cowichan Valley.
140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC
Kiwi Cove Lodge

Kiwi Cove Lodge

Peaceful getaway accommodations with a twist of kiwi fruit! 12 private rooms plus a self contained cottage. A great choice for your retreat, family reunion, or wedding. Located 10 mins north of Ladysmith
5130 Brenton Page Rd., Ladysmith, BC
Villa Eyrie Resort

Villa Eyrie Resort

The Villa Eyrie Resort is a relaxing mountainside retreat unlike any other destination found in Canada and quite possibly in the world. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and beautiful majestic nature that surrounds Vancouver Island at this remote hideaway tucked high above the wild Coast of the Pacific Ocean and the Finlayson Arm inlet. Indulge in some of the most delectable culinary creations at the Summit Restaurant while enjoying 180 degrees of expansive views and pamper yourself at the Tuscan Spa! With magnificent views from nearly every room combined with Canada’s cleanest air, west coast inspired cuisine and relaxing spa treatments, make the Villa Eyrie Resort your home away from home.
600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat, BC
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Home of the GBC Academy and Satellite Bar and Grille. Rated four stars by Golf Digest, surrounded by nine wineries, stunning restaurant views and more! Environmental Planning Certificate, Audubon International
3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Farm Table Inn

Farm to table Restaurant and country style Inn, offering a fabulous dining and hospitality experience. The restaurant is open Wednesday nights for either a Prime Rib Buffet or Paint Nite, Regular dinner service is Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm and a delicious Brunch Buffet is offered every Sunday at 11am. Reservations are recommended. Come savour the experience!
6755 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

Island Time Tours

We are the local experts in tours & transportation here on Vancouver Island. Renowned for our high level of customer service and absolutely unique offerings. Sightseeing, Wine, Culinary & Custom tours in the Cowichan Valley. A year-round tour operator.

Farm's Gate Foods & Catering

Best Western PLUS Chemainus Inn

9573 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Power Lunch Cafe

921B Canada Ave, Duncan, BC

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC

Honeymoon Bay Lodge and Retreat

10028 Park Dr, Honeymoon Bay, BC

Cowichan Lake Recreation

2G0, 311 S Shore Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

OceanView Restaurant and Lounge

1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Life's Journey Ceremonies

I provide Ceremonies for any occasion, especially weddings, Celebrations of Life, Baby Namings, Family Blending Rituals, Animal Companion Memorials, and more.

Hawley Place Bed and Breakfast

Centrally located in beautiful Ladysmith, a seaside community with many activities & historical old town, restaurants, theatre, and shopping. We offer 3 themed rooms, each with private en-suite, sumptuous breakfasts, and great rates.
302 Hawley Place, Ladysmith, BC

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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