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
Category: Things To Do
Cowichan is a sought after destination for travellers of all kinds — the thrill-seekers, the nature lovers, the food and wine connoisseurs. And although there are many options for travelling through the region, the best way to slow down and savour life is by bike. We’ve put together this three-day cycling/e-biking itinerary to link some … Continued
From multi-day music festivals to world-class wine and food events and unique art fairs, there is a diverse collection of year-round activities to book in your calendar.
Craft yourself an afternoon of hops and suds at the Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival. The Cowichan Craft Beer & Food Festival is back for its 3rd year this August. Drawing over 30 brewers from across British Columbia, this is the largest craft beer festival north of the Malahat. The afternoon of tasting focuses … Continued
Cowichan Bay is a picturesque part of the Island that brings together the natural environment, modern industry and thousands of years of cultural history. The local ecosystem and economy have been tied together in this area for thousands of years — as the local Cowichan people have been living on the salmon and shellfish found here for over 4,500 years.
Today, the region remains an ocean hub for commercial and sport fishing. The main village thoroughfare offers a variety of restaurants, shops and unique accommodation, many of which are perched above the water on stilts.
Shawnigan Lake is a hidden gem within the Cowichan Region. Bordered by Cobble Hill and Mill Bay, the Lake is surrounded by mountains and fresh west coast forests. At the northern end of the Lake sit the Shawnigan Village — this quaint community is home to many shops and restaurants that are perfect for foodies and … Continued
Being outside and exploring nature instills a sense of adventure in children (and adults); it encourages bravery, sparks curiosity and builds imagination. The Cowichan region is full of wild spaces and interesting walks that will keep the whole family engaged. So whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner looking to spend more time outside, … Continued
The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people, that means it’s time to book a quick and quiet getaway before the hustle and bustle of the winter season arrives. Fall is the ideal time to retreat to Cowichan and soak in the crisp air, wild nature, and full flavours.
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 products who work tirelessly … Continued
Once again, harvest season is wrapping itself around Cowichan like an old familiar blanket. After a hot, dry summer, the shorter days, dropping temperatures, and increased rainfall are a welcome change for the locals. Although the changing weather bundles more people up indoors, autumn is one of the busiest times for the region’s farmers and … Continued
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