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Nature, Culture and Indulgence: Three Days of Cycling in the Cowichan Valley

Cowichan is a sought after destination for travellers of all kinds — the thrill-seekers, the nature lovers, the food and wine connoisseurs. And although there are many options for travelling through the region, the best way to slow down and savour life is by bike.  We’ve put together this three-day cycling/e-biking itinerary to link some … Continued

Take the Visitor Experience Survey for a chance to win a weekend trip to Cowichan

Tourism Cowichan acknowledges that for thousands of years the Quw’utsun, Malahat, Ts’uubaa-asatx, Halalt, Penelakut, Stz’uminus, Lyackson, Pauquachin, Ditidaht & Pacheedaht Peoples have walked gently on the unceded territories where we now live, work and play. World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University (WLCE at VIU) in partnership Tourism Cowichan, is seeking feedback on … Continued

Exploring Cowichan Bay

Cowichan Bay is a picturesque part of the Island that brings together the natural environment, modern industry and thousands of years of cultural history. The local ecosystem and economy have been tied together in this area for thousands of years — as the local Cowichan people have been living on the salmon and shellfish found here for over 4,500 years.

Today, the region remains an ocean hub for commercial and sport fishing. The main village thoroughfare offers a variety of restaurants, shops and unique accommodation, many of which are perched above the water on stilts.

Explore Shawnigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake is a hidden gem within the Cowichan Region. Bordered by Cobble Hill and Mill Bay, the Lake is surrounded by mountains and fresh west coast forests. At the northern end of the Lake sit the Shawnigan Village — this quaint community is home to many shops and restaurants that are perfect for foodies and … Continued

Popular Hikes For Families In Cowichan

Being outside and exploring nature instills a sense of adventure in children (and adults); it encourages bravery, sparks curiosity and builds imagination. The Cowichan region is full of wild spaces and interesting walks that will keep the whole family engaged. So whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner looking to spend more time outside, … Continued

Where to Find Holiday Menus in Cowichan

menus to help you celebrate the season in Cowichan With smaller celebrations this year, many Cowichan restaurants will be offering special menus and hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve! If you need to alleviate some stress and have some else do the cooking so you can relax and enjoy some local flavours, … Continued

Cowichan New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

Cowichan Winter Cocktail Recipes Staying in this year? You can still #SupportLocal with these incredible festive cocktail recipes using award-winning Cowichan ingredients! The holiday season looks a little different this year, we can still help support our many incredible local businesses in Cowichan and bring the flavours of the region home with us.  We compiled … Continued

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