There’s something so magical about Cowichan during the holidays. Hearty winter produce fills the local restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, and a dream-like mist settles over the valley. The mild climate means that outdoor activities – from hiking trails, to fly fishing, to Christmas displays – are enjoyable any time of day. Add a cup of … Continued
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“Named the “land warmed by the sun” by the Indigenous Coast Salish peoples, Vancouver Island’s Cowichan comes alive at harvest time with food festivals such as Eat. Stay. Play. and the annual Craft Cider Harvest Festival at Merridale Cider & Distillery, BC’s first craft distillery.” Read the full article from the Vancouver Sun here.
“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
“At summer’s end, British Columbia dazzles: dappled light falls on orchards hung with crisp apples, vineyards burst with plump grapes ready to be crushed, and great swathes of crimson cranberry bogs and earthy-orange pumpkin patches are ripe for exploration. Days may be shorter, but the weather is still mild, and fewer crowds means a slower … Continued
“Duncan, on Vancouver Island’s eastern coast, is known as the City of Totems for having the world’s largest collection of publicly displayed totem poles, which can be seen on a self-guided tour.” – Destination BC Read the full list of towns to visit and learn more about Duncan, right here.
“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
“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
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!