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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

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

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

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

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.

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