Written by Meg Cuthbert A combination of climate and innovation has created an agricultural and craft mecca in Cowichan. With Canada’s only Mediterranean climate, there seems to be no limit to what can be produced here. However, it’s not just the land that makes this region a foodie paradise, it’s the passionate people behind the … Continued
Author: Meg Cuthbert
The Cowichan region is home to a unique microclimate that gives the area Canada’s highest year-round temperatures. Because of this mild, Mediterranean-like climate, the region can grow a wide variety of agricultural goods, from kiwis to asparagus and everything in between. This collection of farm-fresh food products combined with the plethora of local artisanal goods makes the Cowichan markets a must-see when visiting Vancouver Island.
Summer is here, and that means road trip season has begun! This year as you’re travelling up and down Vancouver Island take some time to explore some of Cowichan’s most iconic spots. From a towering timber trestle to floating walkways and quaint, photogenic communities, Cowichan has ample opportunities to fill your Instagram feed with colourful … Continued
“If you’re the kind of person who seems to fill every day off and every vacation day with errands, meetups and things to do then you might not actually get a chance to relax on your day off! This summer, you have to put this secret lazy river float on your bucket list.” Get the … Continued
“Nestled 45-minutes north of Victoria, the Cowichan Valley is a beautiful region that spans across the whole of the island from Port Renfew on the west and Nanaimo to the east. It boasts the warmest year-round temperatures in the whole of Canada and because of this, it’s ideal for farming and grape growing and there … Continued
Visit the Wroughtenart Address: 80A Trunk Road, Duncan BC Hours: 11am-4pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Travis Rankin has been creating with metal for twenty years. Growing up in the Cowichan Valley, his passion as a metalworker began early on as he recognized his aptitude for working with metal in middle school, and took advantage of the … Continued
An epic quest for Island Cider. Cowichan is home to fabulous cideries, go on your own cider quest through our region. Read the full article here.
“The Cowichan Valley, just north of Victoria, has been called Canada’s Provence, but it doesn’t really need the French analogy. This is the heart of foodie-paradise B.C., a rolling landscape dotted with wineries, cideries, distilleries, organic farms — even a cranberry bog and a tea farm.” Read the Full Sanfransico Chronical Article
“Known for its warm weather (boasting Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climate), the area is full of hidden outdoor adventures, amazing artisanal eats and drinks, and a whole lot of reasons to enjoy a well-earned beer.” Get the Full Itinerary Here!
Visiting the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery Address: 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1B8 Hours: 11am-4pm, seven days a week If you’ve ever visited Ladysmith – or even driven through – you know that it’s a charming, seaside town with many colourful, heritage buildings and one of the largest holiday lights displays on Vancouver … Continued
Vancouver Island has earned a reputation for its outstanding forest excursions, surfing thrills, and quiet time for romantics and explorers. It’s also a destination for families — particularly those with inquisitive kids who want to learn more about nature and the animals who live in it. Read more here.