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Cowichan Valley Named Official Wine Region

British Columbians shopping for a bottle of B.C. wine will see a new area recognized for their grape-growing and winemaking on the label – the Cowichan Valley. This is the first time a wine region outside of the Okanagan has been given such a distinction. Cowichan has long-been known for its wine, and now consumers … Continued

Fall into Harvest Season in Cowichan

Fall Into Cowichan As summer draws to a close across Vancouver Island, Cowichan, the “land warmed by the sun”, comes alive with the flavours and colours of fall. Warm autumn sun falls on the orchards, filled with ready-to-pick apples. The vineyards burst with grapes ready to harvest and turn into new batches of award-winning wine. … Continued

The Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Cowichan

Welcome to Cowichan. This photogenic destination features everything from breath-taking scenery to historical landmarks. Whether you’re snapping a selfie on a mountain top or capturing that perfect shot of your beautifully crafted culinary delight, there’s nothing in Cowichan that you won’t want to share with your friends and followers.  Join us as we guide you … Continued

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

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