“The area takes its name from the term Quw’utsun’, meaning “the warm land” in the language of the Cowichan tribe, the province’s largest single First Nation band.

Situated north of Victoria and south of Nanaimo, the region is in Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climate zone, meaning that although it doesn’t get as hot as the Okanagan, it has the warmest mean year-round temperature in the country. No wonder it’s so popular among farmers, growers, cidermakers, and winemakers.”

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