Exploring Cowichan Bay

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.

Explore Shawnigan Lake

Shawnigan Lake is a hidden gem within the Cowichan Region. Bordered by Cobble Hill and Mill Bay, the Lake is surrounded by mountains and fresh west coast forests. At the northern end of the Lake sit the Shawnigan Village — this quaint community is home to many shops and restaurants that are perfect for foodies and … Continued

Popular Hikes For Families In Cowichan

Being outside and exploring nature instills a sense of adventure in children (and adults); it encourages bravery, sparks curiosity and builds imagination. The Cowichan region is full of wild spaces and interesting walks that will keep the whole family engaged. So whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner looking to spend more time outside, … Continued

Where to Find Holiday Menus in Cowichan

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 some local flavours, … Continued

Cowichan New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

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, we can still help support our many incredible local businesses in Cowichan and bring the flavours of the region home with us.  We compiled … Continued

Cowichan Gift Guide: Gifts for Those Who Savour Life

Cowichan’s long growing season makes it an incredible region for fresh produce, artisan products and creative meals. From delicious sweets to savoury cheeses, Cowichan produces flavours and experiences that are perfect gifts for the foodie friend or family member on your list. Sweet Tooth Chocolates are perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday gatherings. Pick out … Continued

Cowichan Gift Guide: Gifts for Those who Need to Slow Down

These long nights and stormy winter days can get anyone feeling like they need a little extra rest and recuperation. So give a soothing gift to the person in your life who could use a little tranquillity. Rejuvenating Treatments Surprise your loved ones with a professional treatment or spa day. The Villa Eyrie’s Tuscan Spa … Continued

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