Recent Posts

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

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

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

Explore the Hand of Man Museum – Eat Stay Play Cowichan

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

7 Unmissable Things To Do in Duncan

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 visit with family, friends, or solo, here … Continued

10 Cowichan Events You Won’t Want to Miss

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

Cowichan Arts Series: Wroughtenart

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

Cowichan Arts Series: Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery

Visiting the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery Address: 610 Oyster Bay Drive, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1B8 Hours: 11am-4pm, seven days a week If you’ve ever visited Ladysmith – or even driven through – you know that it’s a charming, seaside town with many colourful, heritage buildings and one of the largest holiday lights displays on Vancouver … Continued

2019 Cowichan Bucket List

A new year brings new opportunities for adventure! In Cowichan, we believe that you can experience a laid-back morning, an afternoon packed with adventure and an evening of luxury all within the same day. There are so many one of a kind activities in this region we’ve prepared a 2019 bucket list of activities to … Continued

Travel Notes Newsletter

Stay in touch with what’s happening in Cowichan!