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Spend the Holiday Season in Cowichan

The holiday season means many things to many people. It’s a time to share with loved ones, a time for good food and good company, a time to celebrate a new year and reflect on the last, and it’s also a time for rest and relaxation. Whatever your style, there’s something magical about the holiday … Continued

Harvest Towns

September 17, 2019

“With more than 700 farms (and one of B.C.’s largest farmers markets, in Duncan), the place that James Barber called Canada’s Provence is the only region in the country where you’ll find emu, ostrich, and alpaca products, plus everything from nuts and wild mushrooms to tea and heritage-grain bread, all in one valley.” – Right … Continued

Fall Festivals and Events in British Columbia

September 17, 2019

“Fall is upon us, ushering in a number of seasonal festivals and events worth travelling for around the province. Celebrate the harvest with food and drink indulgences, wonder at BC’s spectacular wildlife, explore our cultural landscape, and more.” – Destination BC Eat Stay Play is a harvest event you can’t miss. Check out the full list … Continued

Cowichan Uncovered – Farm Markets

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.

17 Can’t Miss Patios in Cowichan

It’s officially patio season, which means that long, leisurely afternoons can (read: should) be spent al fresco in Cowichan. Whether you’re sipping on local wines or tucking into a farm-to-fork meal at one of the many fantastic local restaurants, there are outdoor spaces abound to enjoy it all. Here’s the roundup: Red Arrow Brewing – … Continued

2019 Cowichan Bucket List

A new year brings new opportunities for adventure! In Cowichan, we believe that you can experience a laid-back morning, an afternoon packed with adventure and an evening of luxury all within the same day. There are so many one of a kind activities in this region we’ve prepared a 2019 bucket list of activities to … Continued

10 Ways to Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright In Cowichan

Here in Cowichan, the weather outside really isn’t that frightful, which gives you ample opportunity to get your holiday shopping done and maybe even treat yourself to a mini pre-Christmas getaway. From sensational experiences to fabulous shopping, Christmas truly is made in Cowichan. Check out these 10 ways to experience the best of our season. … Continued

Cowichan: A Foodie Paradise

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

10 Ways to Experience the Cowichan Harvest

Did you know that there are over 800 farms in Cowichan, which is why harvest is our favourite time of the year.  Our moderate climate allows us to harvest everything from wine to kiwis, to hops and all the vegetables you can imagine. So, this harvest season, whether you’re looking for family activities, intimate dinners … Continued

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