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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cow-op.ca

Cow-op.ca

The Cow-op.ca is an online farmers' market of Cowichan-grown fresh produce, baked goods, locally made sauces and spreads and more. Visit www.cow-op.ca to order online and grab a taste of the Cowichan to go!
360 Duncan St., Duncan, 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
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.
Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

A delicious destination—nestled in an apple orchard; explore our cidery, distillery, gastropub, 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
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 Wednesday nights for either a Prime Rib Buffet or Paint Nite, Regular dinner service is Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm and a delicious Brunch Buffet is offered every Sunday at 11am. Reservations are recommended. 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

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC

Chances Cowichan

436 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

Shipyard Restaurant & Pub

6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC

Old Town Bakery

510 First Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Rock Cod Café

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

Duncan Meadows Golf Course

6507 North Rd, Duncan, BC

Owl's Nest Bakery Bistro

9752 Willow St, Chemainus, BC

Cobble Hill Cake Co.

Old Farm Market

5164 Francis St, Duncan, BC

Black Swan

2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Cobblestone Inn

3566 Holland Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Cow Cafe

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Fox & Hounds

11 High St, Ladysmith, BC

Shaker Mill Restaurant

72 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

Alderlea Farm and Café

3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC

Arbutus Cafe

195 Kenneth St, Duncan, BC

Deep Fried Ice Cream

122B South Shore Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

Providence Farm

1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC

The Oak & Carriage Neighbourhood Pub

3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Whippletree Junction

4705 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Pizzeria Prima Strada

1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Duncan Garage Café & Bakery

330 Duncan St, Duncan, BC

Westholme Tea Farm

8350 Richards Trail, Duncan, BC

Power Lunch Cafe

921B Canada Ave, Duncan, BC

Odika Cafe

2976 Mill Rd, Chemainus, BC

Hudson's on First

163 First St, Duncan, BC

OceanView Restaurant and Lounge

1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Lake Cowichan Country Grocer

83 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

The Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar

40 Ingram St, Duncan, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines

840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Pioneer House

4675 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Vinoteca Restaurant and Wine Bar

5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

Smitty’s Restaurant

5325 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Malahat Chalet & Moon Water Lodge

265 Trans Canada Hwy, Malahat, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Birds Eye Cove Farm

5881 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

The Riverwalk Cafe

200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

Boston Pizza

5845 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Rob’s Lighthouse Eatery

1751 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Bridgemans Bistro

740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Dayliner Club Car Café

10445 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC

Pho Voung

281 Canada Ave #1, Duncan, BC

Spice Hut East Indian Restaurant

510 Esplanade Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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