The Cowichan Valley is famous for its unique dining experiences, offering a variety of restaurants that serve dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

Places to eat

A mild, Mediterranean-like climate and an abundance of fertile land are just two of the factors that have helped Cowichan become what renowned foodie James Barber referred to as “Canada’s Provence”. Other factors include many gifted farmers and culinary artisans, some of whom have chosen to move here just for the opportunity to be in a world class milieu. Certainly, if you choose to visit here, you will have the chance to eat and drink extremely well! Wineries, cideries and distilleries dot the landscape, all of which supply the growing number of fine restaurants, bistros and bakeries.

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Dayliner Club Car Cafe

Dayliner Club Car Cafe

A Delightful Little Bistro featuring local and seasonal plus artisan food products. French doors open to beautiful decks and garden. A must stop for brunch, lunch, baking, local wines and beer. Find us in Sunny Saltair, 3 minutes north of Chemainus.
10445 Chemainus Road, Saltair, BC
Ramada Duncan Hotel & Conference Centre

Ramada Duncan Hotel & Conference Centre

Our full service hotel features recently renovated guestrooms, complimentary WiFi and a fitness centre. On-site you will find the popular The Old Fork restaurant as well as the welcoming River Rock Bar + Grill, no need to leave the property for a great meal. With over 4,500 square feet of events space and an experienced events team, the Ramada Duncan is first choice for meeting planners in the Cowichan Valley.
140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC
Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

Vancouver Island & Cowichan Valley's destination Taphouse & Grill + Weddings & Events. 26 Pacific Northwest craft beers on tap, local ciders and wine. House made menu items, wood fired pizza & kid’s menu for all to enjoy. Open 7 days, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Check our website and Facebook for menu and info.
3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC
Genoa Bay Cafe

Genoa Bay Cafe

Nestled amongst the towering forested bluffs of Mt. Tzouhalem and calm ocean waters of Genoa Bay, the Café is situated on a little piece of paradise. We offer a laidback approach to fine dining with warm friendly servers that greet you like you are an old friend.
5000 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, Genoa Bay, Maple Bay, North Cowichan, BC
Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Acclaimed, hand-crafted wines and farm-to-table dining experiences overlooking the vineyard. Visit our tasting room and restaurant, follow a self-guided tour, play a round of Japanese Park Golf on our nine-hole course, relax with a glass or share a bottle with friends on the patio. Thirty minutes north of downtown Victoria.
2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, BC
Canadian Craft Tours

Canadian Craft Tours

Daily Winery, Craft Brewery & Distillery tours leaving from Victoria, Vancouver & Nanaimo. Pickup and drop off also available in Mill bay daily. Visit some of the Cowichan Valley's most scenic vistas and wineries. Public and private tours daily. See the difference your all inclusive tour makes. Why drive when you can join an energetic group. Hotel pickup/drop off included.
Village Chippery

Village Chippery

With our delicious Fish ‘n’ Chips, over 20 burger choices, wraps and more it is sure to please every appetite. Just save room for dessert! At the Village Chippery you can relax on the unique chairs featuring the work of local artists while enjoying great food and drink. Dine-In or Take-Away. Minutes from the Kinsol Trestle and steps from the Shawnigan Lake Museum. Daily from 11. Licensed.
2740 Dundas Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Home of the GBC Academy and Satellite Bar and Grille. Rated four stars by Golf Digest, surrounded by nine wineries, stunning restaurant views and more! Environmental Planning Certificate, Audubon International
3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
True Grain

True Grain

Enjoy Life! You will never forget a visit to breathtaking Cowichan Bay. Perched over the ocean at the centre of the village sits one of the nations best bakeries. Handcrafted organic bread and pastries can be enjoyed as you relax with a coffee and take in the relaxed vibe of our oceanside community.
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC
Farm Table Inn

Farm Table Inn

Farm to table Restaurant and country style Inn, offering a fabulous dining and hospitality experience. The restaurant is open for dinner Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm and for Sunday Brunch Buffet. Reservations are required. The newly renovated Bed and Breakfast is now open and has two rooms available for you to choose from. Come savour the experience!
6755 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC
Merridale Cidery, Distillery & Bistro

Merridale Cidery, Distillery & Bistro

A delicious destination—nestled in an apple orchard; explore our cidery, distillery, bistro, and store. Open for daily tours, farm to table meals, cider & spirit tastings in the lounge, yurt stays, and one-of-a-kind shopping at the farmhouse. Family & pet friendly. Seasonal events include pizza nights, mystery cask series, live music & more.
1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
Westholme Tea Farm

Westholme Tea Farm

At Westholme Tea Farm, we curate experiences. We take pride in cultivating our farm-grown leaves, blending the finest organic teas, and hand-crafting ceramics to accompany the flavours. Our tearoom, gallery and teashop are yours to enjoy at Canada’s only tea farm.
8350 Richards Trail, Duncan, BC
Maple Bay Marina

Maple Bay Marina

Famous for breathtaking views and stunning natural beauty, Maple Bay Marina is the largest marina north of Victoria, featuring 400 slips (visitor and long term), nightly float home accommodations, kayak rentals, hiking, fuel dock, laundromat, showers, full service boatyard, chandlery, Shipyard Restaurant & Pub, and Mariners Market & Espresso Bar.
 6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Chances Cowichan

436 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC

OceanView Restaurant and Lounge

1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Spice Hut East Indian Restaurant

510 Esplanade Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Arbutus Cafe

195 Kenneth St, Duncan, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Rob’s Lighthouse Eatery

1751 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines

840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Shipyard Restaurant & Pub

6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC

Shaker Mill Restaurant

72 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

Malahat Chalet & Moon Water Lodge

265 Trans Canada Hwy, Malahat, BC

Pho Voung

281 Canada Ave #1, Duncan, BC

The Oak & Carriage Neighbourhood Pub

3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Cow Cafe

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Pioneer House

4675 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Old Town Bakery

510 First Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Pizzeria Prima Strada

1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Hudson's on First

163 First St, Duncan, BC

Power Lunch Cafe

921B Canada Ave, Duncan, BC

Whippletree Junction

4705 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Alderlea Farm and Café

3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC

Cobble Hill Cake Co.

Boston Pizza

5845 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Odika Cafe

2976 Mill Rd, Chemainus, BC

Cobblestone Inn

3566 Holland Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Smitty’s Restaurant

5325 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Providence Farm

1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC

Dayliner Club Car Café

10445 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC

The Riverwalk Cafe

200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

The Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar

40 Ingram St, Duncan, BC

Birds Eye Cove Farm

5881 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Black Swan

2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Old Farm Market

5164 Francis St, Duncan, BC

Owl's Nest Bakery Bistro

9752 Willow St, Chemainus, BC

Duncan Garage Café & Bakery

330 Duncan St, Duncan, BC

Rock Cod Café

#4-1759 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Lake Cowichan Country Grocer

83 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

Vinoteca Restaurant and Wine Bar

5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

Bridgemans Bistro

740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Duncan Meadows Golf Course

6507 North Rd, Duncan, BC

Fox & Hounds

11 High St, Ladysmith, BC

Deep Fried Ice Cream

122B South Shore Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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