Cowichan’s unique microclimate allows our terrain to produce everything from apples, berries, grapes, hops and wheat. From a vibrant bottle of Pinot Noire to complex spirits full of local botanicals, there’s something grown, distilled or fermented in Cowichan to pair perfectly with that special someone on your shopping list. Mixologist Starter Kit For the budding … Continued
The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people, that means it’s time to book a quick and quiet getaway before the hustle and bustle of the winter season arrives. Fall is the ideal time to retreat to Cowichan and soak in the crisp air, wild nature, and full flavours.
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 products who work tirelessly … Continued
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
There’s no question that over the past year our love and appreciation for nature has grown. Many of us chose outdoor experiences in an effort to stay safe and distanced, and the trend continues this summer. Travellers and locals alike are looking to take advantage of the experiences Cowichan’s great outdoors has to offer, and … Continued
Eco-friendly, community-focused, good food — that’s what Carmanah Pizza has been serving up in Lake Cowichan since January 2017.
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, … Continued
From breathtaking views of vineyards and beautiful beaches along the sea, to laid-back lakeside parks, a picnic in Cowichan is one worth sharing. Grab your basket and your blanket and check out the top Cowichan picnic spots. 1. A craft beverage No picnic is complete without a beverage to complement the moment and flavours, 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