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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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
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
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
Unsworth Vineyards & Restaurant

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
Yellow Point Cranberries

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
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

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
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
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
Downtown Duncan BIA (Business Improvement Area)

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
Bridgemans Bistro

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. Seasonal events include vintner’s nights, scotch tastings, live music, craft beer nights & more. Ask about the United Eaters & Drinkers of Mill Bay. Come for the food, stay for the view!
740 Handy Road, Mill Bay, 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
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, Cowichan Lake, 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
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

Satellite Bar & Grille at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Riverside Inn

56 N Shore Dr, Cowichan Lake, BC

Shipyard Restaurant & Pub

6145 Genoa Bay Rd, Genoa Bay, BC

Fox & Hounds

11 High St, Ladysmith, 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

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

Duncan Garage Café & Bakery

330 Duncan St, Duncan, BC

Duncan Meadows Golf Course

6507 North Rd, Duncan, BC

Pho Voung

281 Canada Ave #1, Duncan, BC

Old Town Bakery

510 First Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Birds Eye Cove Farm

5881 Genoa Bay Rd, Maple Bay, BC

Sawmill Taphouse & Grill

3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Smitty’s Restaurant

5325 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Rock Cod Café

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

Pioneer House

4675 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Odika Cafe

2976 Mill Rd, Chemainus, BC
True Grain

True Grain

1725 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Lake Cowichan Country Grocer

83 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan Lake, BC

The Lion Rampant Scottish Pub & Private Liquor Store

6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, BC

Chances Cowichan

436 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

Cherry Point Estate Wines

840 Cherry Point Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

The Riverwalk Cafe

200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC

The Oak & Carriage Neighbourhood Pub

3287 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC

Stillhead Distillery Inc.

5301, Chaster Rd, Duncan, BC

Marvellous Cakes

6455 Woodgrove Place, Duncan, BC

Power Lunch Cafe

921B Canada Ave, Duncan, BC

Providence Farm

1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC

Arbutus Cafe

195 Kenneth St, Duncan, BC

Boston Pizza

5845 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Whippletree Junction

4705 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar

375 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

The Old Firehouse Wine & Cocktail Bar

40 Ingram St, Duncan, BC

Cobblestone Inn

3566 Holland Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Vinoteca Restaurant and Wine Bar

5039 Marshall Rd, Duncan, BC

OceanView Restaurant and Lounge

1681 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Deep Fried Ice Cream

122B South Shore Rd, Cowichan Lake, 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

Shanti Chai & Co.

Cobble Hill Cake Co.

Black Swan

2890 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Rob’s Lighthouse Eatery

1751 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Malahat Chalet & Moon Water Lodge

265 Trans Canada Hwy, Malahat, BC

Hudson's on First

163 First St, Duncan, BC

CV Station Pub @ Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

6457 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC

Cow Cafe

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay

1681 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC

Owl's Nest Bakery Bistro

9752 Willow St, Chemainus, BC

Old Farm Market

5164 Francis St, Duncan, BC

Spice Hut East Indian Restaurant

510 Esplanade Ave, Ladysmith, BC

Cow-op.ca

360 Duncan St., Duncan, BC

Craig Street Brew Pub

25 Craig St, Duncan, BC

Shaker Mill Restaurant

72 Cowichan Lake Rd, Cowichan 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.

The Ainslie

Pacific Northwest Raptors

Fairburn Farm

Cowichan Knitters

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