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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

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

Guide to the Cowichan Arts Scene

The Cowichan Valley has always been known for its laid-back culture, Coast Salish roots, and proximity to the great outdoors. What visitors might not expect is that Cowichan is also home to many well-known and emerging artists, from potters, painters, sculptors and performers to Indigenous artists who often focus on storytelling through traditional mediums. As … Continued

Cowichan Arts Series: Westholme Tea Farm

Tea Farm and Ceramic Arts 8350 Richards Trail, Duncan, BC V9L 6B2 Vancouver Island is known for growing and producing many fine culinary products; wine, lavender, hazelnuts, apples, and hops, to name a few. Tea is not always at the top of the list, though it could be. The unique microclimate in the Cowichan Valley … Continued

Cowichan Arts Series: The Ou Gallery

Contemporary Visual Arts Gallery 3091 Agira Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 3Y3 Just a few minutes outside the downtown core of Duncan lies The Ou Gallery. A relatively new contemporary gallery with monthly exhibitions, events and an artist residency program, The Ou aims to showcase emerging arts while fostering a sense of community around the arts … Continued

Cowichan Arts Series: Mary Fox Gallery

Ceramic Artist 321 3 Ave, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1A1 When stepping into Mary Fox’s gallery, it’s difficult not to be struck by both the fine quality and sheer variety of work held within the space. The array of colours, textures, and sculptural elements of Mary’s pieces evoke the landscape in which she creates; clay, glass, … Continued

Cowichan Arts Series: Arthur Vickers Gallery

Visual Arts 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0 “Have you found your purpose, grandson? Don’t worry about it, it’ll come. And when you find it, follow it. And keep at it.” Arthur Vickers was four or five years old when he first picked up a pencil and began sketching. Born in Vancouver … Continued

Five Must-See Historic Landmarks in Cowichan

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’d like to share a few of Cowichan’s best-kept historical secrets. Cowichan’s history was born by some fantastic events and with it, some truly incredible places that remind us of our past.

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