Written by Meg Cuthbert A combination of climate and innovation has created an agricultural and craft mecca in Cowichan. With Canada’s only Mediterranean climate, there seems to be no limit to what can be produced here. However, it’s not just the land that makes this region a foodie paradise, it’s the passionate people behind the … Continued
British Columbians shopping for a bottle of B.C. wine will see a new area recognized for their grape-growing and winemaking on the label – the Cowichan Valley. This is the first time a wine region outside of the Okanagan has been given such a distinction. Cowichan has long-been known for its wine, and now consumers … 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.
Welcome to Cowichan. This photogenic destination features everything from breath-taking scenery to historical landmarks. Whether you’re snapping a selfie on a mountain top or capturing that perfect shot of your beautifully crafted culinary delight, there’s nothing in Cowichan that you won’t want to share with your friends and followers. Join us as we guide you … 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
After a lifetime of exploration, Jim Shockey has brought together an impressive collection of artifacts from around the world. As an award-winning writer, photographer, videographer, conservationist, and wilderness guide for almost 30 years, Shockey has explored the far and remote areas of the world. Now, he has brought his lifetime of travels and collecting to … Continued
High on the Malahat mountainside, 1,880 feet above sea level sits the Villa Eyrie Resort and Spa. Perfectly nestled between a lush Vancouver Island wilderness and the stunning views of the Saanich Inlet and Cowichan Valley, the resort offers a unique blend of west coast nature and luxury accommodation. This resort in the sky offers … Continued
The Cowichan region is home to a unique microclimate that gives the area Canada’s highest year-round temperatures. Because of this mild, Mediterranean-like climate, the region can grow a wide variety of agricultural goods, from kiwis to asparagus and everything in between. This collection of farm-fresh food products combined with the plethora of local artisanal goods makes the Cowichan markets a must-see when visiting Vancouver Island.
Summer is here, and that means road trip season has begun! This year as you’re travelling up and down Vancouver Island take some time to explore some of Cowichan’s most iconic spots. From a towering timber trestle to floating walkways and quaint, photogenic communities, Cowichan has ample opportunities to fill your Instagram feed with colourful … Continued