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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After a lifetime of exploration, Jim Shockey has brought together an impressive collection of artifacts from around the world. As an award-winning writer, photographer, videographer, conservationist, and wilderness guide for almost 30 years, Shockey has explored the far and remote areas of the world. Now, he has brought his lifetime of travels and collecting to … Continued
High on the Malahat mountainside, 1,880 feet above sea level sits the Villa Eyrie Resort and Spa. Perfectly nestled between a lush Vancouver Island wilderness and the stunning views of the Saanich Inlet and Cowichan Valley, the resort offers a unique blend of west coast nature and luxury accommodation. This resort in the sky offers … Continued
“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 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
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.
With over 150 trails across 5 mountains, and the 122 km-long Cowichan Valley Trail, Cowichan Valley is the go-to mountain bike playground for riders everywhere.
Summer is here, and that means road trip season has begun! This year as you’re travelling up and down Vancouver Island take some time to explore some of Cowichan’s most iconic spots. From a towering timber trestle to floating walkways and quaint, photogenic communities, Cowichan has ample opportunities to fill your Instagram feed with colourful … Continued
Image: Owl Spirit totem by Tom Lafortune If you’ve ever visited historic Duncan, you know that taking time to explore the area is completely worth it. There are some great spots located right along the highway, and Duncan’s nearby charming town centre is home to many shops, restaurants, and cultural landmarks. A fantastic place to … Continued
Looking to fill up your summer social calendar? Cowichan hosts a variety of events for travellers of all ages and interests. From camping at a music festival to learning local history to hanging out with motor enthusiasts, there truly is an event for everyone. Here are ten events you should put into your summer schedule. … Continued
Visit the Wroughtenart Address: 80A Trunk Road, Duncan BC Hours: 11am-4pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Travis Rankin has been creating with metal for twenty years. Growing up in the Cowichan Valley, his passion as a metalworker began early on as he recognized his aptitude for working with metal in middle school, and took advantage of the … Continued