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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Villa Eyrie Resort

Villa Eyrie Resort

The Villa Eyrie Resort is a relaxing mountainside retreat unlike any other destination found in Canada and quite possibly in the world. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and beautiful majestic nature that surrounds Vancouver Island at this remote hideaway tucked high above the wild Coast of the Pacific Ocean and the Finlayson Arm inlet. Indulge in some of the most delectable culinary creations at the Summit Restaurant while enjoying 180 degrees of expansive views and pamper yourself at the Tuscan Spa! With magnificent views from nearly every room combined with Canada’s cleanest air, west coast inspired cuisine and relaxing spa treatments, make the Villa Eyrie Resort your home away from home.
600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat, BC
Alderlea Farm and Café

Alderlea Farm and Café

Alderlea Farm and Café is a true Cowichan treasure, a peaceful pastoral destination, and a “quintessential Cowichan Valley eating experience”. We offer a full menu of farmhouse food from our farm to your table. Local wine, beer, specially coffee, and teas. Taste the freshness and the quality. Feed the farm animals and enjoy the farm setting. Leave feeling renewed and nourished. Wood fired oven pizza night every Sunday. Fresh organic produce and artisan sauerkraut and pickles available. Certificate of Excellence and winner of EcoStar Awards for Experiential Tourism.
3390 Glenora Rd, Duncan, BC
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

The complete golf experience! Four-star Golf Digest rated golf course, with one of the Island’s most scenic patios for an after-round meal or drink at the Satellite Bar & Grille.
3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
Pizzeria Prima Strada

Pizzeria Prima Strada

Pizzeria Prima Strada, Cowichan Valley's newest wood-fired pizzeria is passionate for simple, fresh ingredients on traditional wood-fired, thin crust pizza. Join them for wood-fired pizza, seasonal salads, cocktails, craft beer, local house wine, or house made gelato.
1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cobble Hill, BC
Farm Table Inn

Farm Table Inn

The Farm Table Inn is a charming Bed & Breakfast and a Farm-to-table Restaurant that features local, organic home made meals PLUS a Farm that offers home made preserves, farm fresh eggs and more. The Inn is located halfway between Duncan and Lake Cowichan and is also located along the Pacific Marine Circle Route. Come savour the experience!
6755 Cowichan Lake Rd, Lake Cowichan, 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
Genoa Bay Cafe

Genoa Bay Cafe

Where summertime offers up our waters edge patio dining and winter invites you inside our quaint restaurant, come let our family take care of yours. Often described as magical, Genoa Bay is a wonderful place to wander, relax, and enjoy your chef prepared dining experience with views of the marina.
5000 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, Genoa Bay, Maple Bay, North Cowichan, BC

Downtown Duncan BIA (Business Improvement Area)

Downtown Duncan is the heart of the beautiful Cowichan Valley and it’s where you’ll find over 300 independent shops & services, over 25 cafés and restaurants, outdoor art displays, the Island’s largest year-round Farmers’ Market, Canada’s largest collection of outdoor totems, and much more. Located just off the highway, with more to do and see per square foot than any other city, Downtown Duncan truly is…Small. In a big way.
201-111 Station Street, Duncan, 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
Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Merridale is BC’s oldest estate cidery and first craft distillery. A delicious destination nestled in an apple orchard. Come sip orchard-to-glass ciders, savour farm-to-table cuisine, discover what makes farm-crafted products different, or simply amble through our faerie orchard walk. Open 7 days a week. Family and pet friendly. Seasonal events include pizza nights, live music, long table dinners, & more.
1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Vinoteca Restaurant and Wine Bar

Vinoteca on the vineyard
5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

Duncan Garage Café & Bakery

Homemade ORGANIC Vegetarian Fare
330 Duncan St, Duncan, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store

Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store in Maple Bay.
6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Riverside Inn

The Lake Cowichan Riverside Inn is a hotel, restaurant, and cold beer and wine store located along the Cowichan River.
56 N Shore Dr, Cowichan Lake, BC

Spice Hut East Indian Restaurant

Try the subtle and complex flavours of East India today! Whether you’re familiar with Indian cuisine or a newcomer to this style of cooking, Spice Hut’s six family-owned locations are sure to provide a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
510 Esplanade Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Shipyard Restaurant & Pub

An authentic converted boat building facility packed full of memories of Maple Bay and Bird's Eye Cove.
6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC
True Grain

True Grain

True Grain Bread is an Old World inspired European bakery where the craft of the Miller and Baker are honed and cherished. Our passion is creating fresh, local, organic handcrafted bread.
1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

Discover the very best of Canada’s only year-round motorsport facility and get a taste of life on the track through our available Circuit experience packages. Or come and visit us for a complimentary tour!
4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy, Cowichan Lake, Duncan, BC

The Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar

The Old Firehouse is a comfortable little wine + cocktail bar on Downtown Duncan's City Square. We offer an extensive collection of wines, cocktails, whiskies, beers and spirits, with a wide variety of local and international choices.
40 Ingram St, Duncan, BC

Hudson’s on First

Hudson's on First is an Award Winning Farm to Table Restaurant, located in the Historic Downtown of Duncan BC., in the middle of the Bountiful Cowichan Valley.
163 First St, Duncan, BC

Arbutus Cafe

Cafe in Duncan, BC
195 Kenneth St, Duncan, BC

Black Swan

Come and enjoy a variety of popular pub dishes - both lunch and dinner. Whether it's finger food or a hearty meal, we have it! Order online or dine in - your choice.
2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Chances Cowichan

Chances Cowichan is a Community Gaming Centre in the Cowichan Valley.
436 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

Rock Cod Café

Fresh seafood, and lots of it! One meal & you'll be hooked for life. Featuring fresh seafood, famous fish & chips, fish tacos, & a host of other good fare to fill you up and have you coming back for more.
#4-1759 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Craig Street Brew Pub

Warm, laid-back eatery in Duncan serving pub grub plus craft brews & cocktails in casual, wood-hued surrounds.
25 Craig St, Duncan, BC

Duncan Meadows Golf Course

ISLAND GOLFING AT ITS FINEST. The heritage of the Cowichan Valley is one based on respect for nature and nowhere is that more true than at Duncan Meadows Golf Course.
6507 North Rd, Duncan, BC

Owl’s Nest Bakery Bistro

The Owl’s Nest Bakery|Bistro features delicious homemade food often made with fresh local ingredients. Whether you are visiting for breakfast or lunch, you are sure to find something fresh and delicious to satisfy your taste buds!
9752 Willow St, Chemainus, BC

Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar

Good drinks. Good food. Good times. This down to earth restaurant and bar gives you a taste of everything you could ever want.
375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

The Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill, amongst some of Vancouver Island’s finest wineries and the Cowichan Valley’s only Cidery. The scenic drive to Arbutus Ridge should prepare you for some of the views and pure natural charm awaiting you at the golf club.
3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Deep Fried Ice Cream

Come in and try out our delicious ice cream treats, tasty baked goods and exciting new inventions.
122B South Shore Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

Originally known for our extraordinary food, our executive chef and the kitchen team came up with an incredible food menu that is suitable for casual breakfast, hungover brunch, business lunch, everyday dining, special celebrations, and even catering service & functions.
6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Whippletree Junction

This shopping centre has many new business's taking up residence so do come by for and join many visitors at The Coffee Shack and tour of Historic Whippletree Junction.
4705 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

Pacific Northwest craft beers, forno oven pizzas. Authentic farm-to-table tapas and appetizers in an incredible atmosphere.
3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Providence Farm

Providence Farm is a non-profit therapeutic community cradled at the foot of Mt. Tzouhalem.
1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC

Odika Cafe

Casual fine dining in the heart of Chemainus. Wildly popular restaurant/cafe featuring incredible global & domestic cuisine!
2976 Mill Rd, Chemainus, BC

A farmers market meets the internet for convenient year-round shopping at the Cow-op. We are a non-profit farmer and food processor co-operative with an online marketplace of locally grown and harvested food.
360 Duncan St., Duncan, BC

Cobble Hill Cake Co.

At Cobble Hill Cake Co. I create cakes and cupcakes that are beautiful and delicious. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and believe in only using ingredients that I would serve to my own family, such as organic flour and sugar.

Osborne Bay Pub

We are very excited to be known as ‘”The Musicians’ Music Venue”, providing exceptional entertainment for your enjoyment, along with exquisite eats crafted by our very talented Executive Chef.
1534 Joan Avenue, Crofton, BC

Cow Cafe

Cow Cafe West Coast Grill is dedicated to presenting fresh stylish cuisine and providing cheerful service. We’ve created a relaxed family environment for our guest to feel comfortable enabling them to sit back and enjoy their dining experience
1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

The Social

Best PRICES in town! Great meals, pints/glasses of wine and a comfortable meeting place for friends. Welcome!
3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Birds Eye Cove Farm

A traditional hand cut timber frame facility, affectionately known as ‘The Barn’, nestles into the stunning rolling fields of the 300 acre Bird’s Eye Cove Farm.
5881 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza is a family restaurant and sports bar serving great food, including pizza, pasta, wings, at more than 390 locations across Canada.
5845 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Old Farm Market

The Old Farm Market is situated on the southern outskirts of the beautiful town of “The City of Totems” Duncan B.C. From fresh high quality, locally grown fruits and vegetables, a bustling deli, the islands best ice cream stand and it’s funky ecliptic gift shop, The Old Farm Market has something for everyone.
5164 Francis St, Duncan, BC

Pho Voung

Vietnamese restaurant in Duncan, BC.
281 Canada Ave #1, Duncan, BC

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

This contemporary bayside hotel is a minute's walk from Ocean Ecoventures Whale Watching, 8 km from the Arbutus Ridge Golf Club and 16 km from Mount Tzouhalem.
1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC

Smitty’s Restaurant

Smitty's in Duncan is known as Duncan's family restaurant serving all your favorites all day long. It is fully licensed and has separate lounge The Roadhouse Pub to accommodate different group of customers.
5325 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

The Ainslie

At the Ainslie, we are all about promoting the bounty of produce and products produced in the Cowichan Valley region; all the while creating a relaxed and comfortable environment in the beautiful downtown Duncan area where people can enjoy food and drink made with the utmost of care and integrity.
161 Kenneth Street, Duncan, BC

Marvellous Cakes

At Marvellous Cakes, Sarah creates the most stunning array of custom cakes, classic french macarons, cupcakes, pastries and birthday cakes that Duncan has to offer. Serving not only the Cowichan Valley but all of Vancouver Island.
6455 Woodgrove Place, Duncan, BC

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

Bridgemans Bistro

Bridgemans Bistro, located at the Mill Bay Marina, features a thoughtfully crafted, West Coast inspired menu full of locally sourced ingredients and house made items. Open 7 days a week serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Food and drink specials throughout the week.
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, BC

Malahat Chalet & Moon Water Lodge

Come for dinner, stay the night! Located on the historic Malahat drive, 25 minutes north of Victoria, overlooking the peaceful, stunning Saanich Inlet.
265 Trans Canada Hwy, Malahat, BC

Rob’s Lighthouse Eatery

Rob and Heidi offer a diverse menu including fish and chips, chowder, burgers and paninis with TRUE GRAIN Bread, Calamari, Salads using local ingredients
1751 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines

A warm welcome awaits you at the award-winning Cherry Point Estate Winery, Vancouver Island. Located close to Highway 19 and a short drive from Victoria and Nanaimo and part of the Vancouver Island Wine Route, Cherry Point offer visitors guided tours, wine tasting and dining.
840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Yellow Point Cranberries

Follow the Yellow Point Road to our 43 acre family run cranberry farm. Visit our farm kitchen, take a tour, enjoy our tasting room and sample some of the 30 different cranberry products that we produce on site in our commercial kitchen.
4532 Yellow Point Road, Ladysmith, BC

Lake Cowichan Country Grocer

Country Grocer is known for exceptional products, customer service, competitive pricing and community support.
83 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

Haltwhistle Cheese Co.

Fine cheeses, hand crafted in the Cowichan Valley. We produce both cows’ and goats’ milk cheeses, with an emphasis on raw milk varieties.
5060 McLay Road, Duncan, BC

Stillhead Distillery Inc.

International award winning spirits, crafted in the Cowichan Valley. Visit the distillery for free tours and tastings, and see how our internationally acclaimed spirits are made.
5301, Chaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Shanti Chai & Co.

Offering truly authentic, delicious and indulgent Chai. Online retail and wholesale.

Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

Unsworth Vineyard and Restaurant offers award winning wines and a flavourful dining experience inspired by the abundance of Cowichan Valley farms. Visit us year round.
2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Old Town Bakery

Serves breakfast, lunch and coffee. Walk-ins welcome. Good for children. Takeaway. Catering. Outdoor seating.
510 First Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Fox & Hounds

We are family owned and operated and take enormous pride in serving delicious made in house dishes for our customers.
11 High St, Ladysmith, BC

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

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.

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