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Locals Only. Q&A with Carmanah Pizza

Eco-friendly, community-focused, good food — that’s what Carmanah Pizza has been serving up in Lake Cowichan since January 2017. The Lake is a special corner of Cowichan that’s home to old-growth forests, a meandering river for summertime tubing, mountain trails and freshwater swimming. Scott and Krystal, owners of Carmanah Pizza, are Lake Cowichan locals, and … Continued

Easy Ways To Support Local Restaurants & Craft Producers This Summer

Always Be Ready For The Apres When the mood for adventure strikes, it’s important to be prepared with the right gear and equipment. But an important part of every adventure is pairing it with something as unique and special as the experience of recreating in Cowichan.  Whether it’s hiking or mountain biking, paddling or fishing, … Continued

The Anatomy of a Cowichan Picnic Basket

From breathtaking views of vineyards and beautiful beaches along the sea, to laid-back lakeside parks, a picnic in Cowichan is one worth sharing. Grab your basket and your blanket and check out the top Cowichan picnic spots. 1. A craft beverage No picnic is complete without a beverage to complement the moment and flavours, and … Continued

Locals Only. Q&A with Crowfoot Collective

Cowichan Bay a picturesque part of the Island that brings together the natural environment, modern industry and thousands of years of cultural history. Claire and Lawrence Crowfoot have been doing business in  Cowichan Bay for almost a decade. Their store ‘Crowfoot Collective’ is nestled in the heart of Cowichan Bay among the many brightly coloured shops. … Continued

Nielsen’s Honey: A Sweet Cowichan Staple

The charming community of Cowichan offers a beautiful combination of bucolic West Coast scenery, paired with a unique collection of small, locally run family businesses. Nielsen’s Honey happens to be one of those businesses. Here, the Nielsen family raise honeybees, which serves a two-fold process: offering a delicious product to Cowichan locals and tourists while … Continued

Cowichan Delivers: 8 Cowichan Products to Order Online

Covid has gotten everyone to stay home, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t yearning for travel. Luckily the Cowichan Region is home to various artisans who can deliver a piece of Cowichan right to your door. Here are eight Cowichan artisans you can shop online. Located in Cowichan Bay, Wild Coast Perfumery captures the natural … Continued

Cowichan: Locally Grown; Locally Made

There’s something so magical about Cowichan in the fall! With the warmer temperatures, the deep crimsons and golden yellows seem to hang on a little longer here. Deeper in the valley, the endless hiking and biking trails come alive with lush year-round greenery. Now is the perfect time to discover the locally-grown gems in your … Continued

Fall Weekend Getaways in Cowichan

There’s something special about fall. The shorter days, and longer nights have people seeking relaxing experiences, while the crisp, fresh air also makes us want to get outside and soak up the golden autumn sunshine. It’s invigorating and tranquil at the same time. It makes us all want to getaway for the weekend and slow … 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

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