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
New Year’s Eve menus to help you celebrate the season in Cowichan With smaller celebrations this year, many Cowichan restaurants will be offering special menus and hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve! If you need to alleviate some stress and have some else do the cooking so you can relax and enjoy … Continued
Cowichan Winter Cocktail Recipes Staying in this year? You can still #SupportLocal with these incredible festive cocktail recipes using award-winning Cowichan ingredients! The holiday season looks a little different this year, and while we may not be able to gather together, we can still help support our many incredible local businesses in Cowichan and bring … Continued
Meg Cuthbert 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 … Continued
Blogger Stephanie Forrer shares her tips to Eat and drink your way through Cowichan We invited food and travel blogger Steph Forrer to Cowichan to take part in November’s Eat Stay Play packages and share her experience! Below is a list of some of her favourite places and must-do activities in Cowichan. This piece was … Continued
Free Spirits are highly social and open-minded. Their enthusiasm for life extends to their outlook on travel. Experimental and adventurous, they indulge in high-end experiences that are shared with others. Find your travel type here: quiz.canada.travel Shanti Chai & Co Shanti Chai – Authentic Chai Blend: Made from well-sourced organic spices and organic gunpowder-style Assam … Continued
Cultural Explorers are defined by their love of constant travel and continuous opportunities to embrace, discover and immerse themselves in the culture, people and settings of the places they visit. Find your travel type here: quiz.canada.travel Cowichan Valley Soaps Lake Cowichan Series, Western Red Cedar: Cowichan Valley Soaps are for those trying to eliminate harsh chemicals … Continued
It’s that time of year here in Cowichan when the sun is out and the days are hot. The locals here know how to escape the heat while having some fun too. On top of offering many amazing spots along the coast to witness wildlife and relax at the beach, Cowichan also has a bunch … Continued
1. Get into the Halloween Spirit! Hop onboard the Halloween Train at the BC Forest Discovery Centre! Ride the Green Hornet through ghostly scenes around the museum. Once you’ve recovered from the train ride enjoy Halloween crafts, trick or treating and a haunted house for those who dare! Visit the Halloween Train Oct 20 – … Continued
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.
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.