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Exploring Cowichan Bay

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.

Explore Shawnigan Lake

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

Popular Hikes For Families In Cowichan

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

Fall Into Cowichan: Retreat to the Wilderness

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.

It’s Harvest Season in Cowichan: Here’s How To Celebrate It

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

Trails & Take-Away: This way to great treats to take outdoors in Cowichan

It’s easy to socially distance in nature and pick up some delicious treats in Cowichan at the same time. The region is home to so many fantastic restaurants, bakeries, cafes and coffee shops that it’s easy to pack a delightful treat for your outdoor explorations. Whether it’s a cinnamon bun on the beach, a cookie … Continued

Locals Only. Q&A with Cowichan Cycles

A combination of rideable mountains, dedicated trail stewards, and moderate climate has been growing Cowichan into a premium mountain biking destination for years. Riding in Cowichan offers an extreme variety, from old school downhill drops to more flowing cross-country trails. The terrain is a beautiful mix of roots and rocks that travels through the thick … Continued

Cowichan Business Giving Back to the Community

Resiliency Meets Stewardship for Cowichan Business Owner Cowichan is a region of artisans, farmers, small business owners and craft producers. The people who choose Cowichan for their home, come for the lifestyle — a combination of natural beauty, diverse recreation, and a vibrant small business community. It’s an area that inspires people to be passionate … 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

Fall Weekend Getaways in Cowichan

There’s something special about fall. The shorter days, and longer nights have people seeking relaxing experiences, while the crisp, fresh air also makes us want to get outside and soak up the golden autumn sunshine. It’s invigorating and tranquil at the same time. It makes us all want to getaway for the weekend and slow … Continued

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