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
Here in Cowichan, the weather outside really isn’t that frightful, which gives you ample opportunity to get your holiday shopping done and maybe even treat yourself to a mini pre-Christmas getaway. From sensational experiences to fabulous shopping, Christmas truly is made in Cowichan. Follow the Light! The Ladysmith Festival of Lights is a magical holiday … Continued
Visit the heart of Cowichan this holiday season and find something special for everyone on your list. Duncan is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by holiday travelers. This picturesque town, also known as the “City of Totems,” boasts a rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and a thriving shopping scene that make it … 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
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.
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
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
The charming community of Cowichan offers a beautiful combination of bucolic West Coast scenery, paired with a unique collection of small, locally run family businesses. Nielsen’s Honey happens to be one of those businesses. Here, the Nielsen family raise honeybees, which serves a two-fold process: offering a delicious product to Cowichan locals and tourists while … Continued
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
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