There’s something so magical about Cowichan during the holidays. Hearty winter produce fills the local restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, and a dream-like mist settles over the valley. The mild climate means that outdoor activities – from hiking trails, to fly fishing, to Christmas displays – are enjoyable any time of day. Add a cup of … Continued
Category: Hiking + Biking
It’s easy to social 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
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
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
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
Fall Into Cowichan As summer draws to a close across Vancouver Island, Cowichan, the “land warmed by the sun”, comes alive with the flavours and colours of fall. Warm autumn sun falls on the orchards, filled with ready-to-pick apples. The vineyards burst with grapes ready to harvest and turn into new batches of award-winning wine. … Continued
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.
Did you know that Cowichan is Canada’s only Mediterranean climate? With our warm coastal climate comes the highest average median temperatures in Canada, which is why it’s no surprise that spring seems to always come early to the Cowichan region! Take full advantage of our early spring by getting active outdoors in Cowichan. With a … Continued
If one were to describe the Cowichan Valley in one sentence for it’s natural offerings I think they would be hard pressed to accomplish it or even succeed. Tall trees, mighty flowing rivers, mountain vistas, craggy cliffs, ocean coastlines and waterfalls are but a few of what would need to be included.