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Easy Ways To Support Local Restaurants & Craft Producers This Summer

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Always Be Ready For The Apres

When the mood for adventure strikes, it’s important to be prepared with the right gear and equipment. But an important part of every adventure is pairing it with something as unique and special as the experience of recreating in Cowichan. 

Whether it’s hiking or mountain biking, paddling or fishing, rehydrate with a refreshing beverage produced right here in Cowichan. While we can’t end adventures by gathering together like we used to, you can still enjoy a great post-activity craft beverage by planning ahead. Find coffee, cideries, breweries, wineries, and more by visiting

Grab a beer to go from Riot Brewing in Chemainus

Brunch on the Beach

What’s better than a warm plate of Eggs Benedict, made with the fresh hollandaise over oh-so-gooey eggs? Enjoying that Eggs Benedict with a breathtaking view. Pack a blanket and pick up an order to-go to enjoy it on the beach. Some of our favourite spots include the pullouts along Mill Bay Road, the docks in Cowichan Bay, and Osbourne Bay Beach. For more restaurant inspiration, check out this database of Cowichan eateries.

Give The Gift Of Good Food

If someone in your life is celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or promotion, help them commemorate the moment with great local cuisine. From farm-to-table cafes to upscale mountain top dining, there’s something for everyone and every occasion.  Start shopping here!

Pick up a gift box from The Chocolate Pearl in Duncan

Lend Your Voice, Virtually

One of the best things you can do to support local businesses right now doesn’t cost anything but a few moments of your time. Hop online to leave Google or Yelp reviews of your favourite restaurants and businesses in town so that when it’s safe to welcome others to our community, they can see your glowing reviews when choosing restaurants, activities, and places to stay. 

Had a great meal recently? Rave about it on social media to share with your friends!

Now is not the time to travel, but it is the time to support local businesses and experience our own communities like never before.

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