Eat Stay Play 2018 - Tourism Cowichan

Savour the savings

If you’ve been waiting for just the right time to visit Cowichan, we’ve got a deal (or several) for you! Discover great eats, endless adventures, and unforgettable places to lay your head for just a fraction of what you’d pay the rest of year. Sometimes it pays to procrastinate.

Pay us a visit from November 3rd to 12th to take advantage of the great deals below!

Unsworth Winery

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Pizzeria Prima Strada

14-1400 Cowichan Bay Rd. Cobble Hill, BC

Pizzeria Prima Strada in Cobble Hill is passionate for simple, fresh ingredients on traditional wood-fired, thin crust pizza. Join us for artisan wood-fired pizza, seasonal salads, cocktails, local craft beer & house wine or house made gelato.

Deal: 1 wood-fired pizza + 1 drink (pop, tea/coffee, glass of house wine or 12oz draught beer) = $22 (not including tax and gratuity). Promotional deal applicable to dine in guests only. All add ons or additional items are at full menu price.

Contact 1-250-929-4655 to reserve for parties of 6 or more.*

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Unsworth Restaurant

2915 Cameron Taggart Rd, Mill Bay, BC

Unsworth Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery and restaurant. Unsworth is open year round to sample our award winning wines at our tasting room and to enjoy a fabulous dining experience in our Restaurant.

Deal: $45 for a 3 course dinner

Contact 1-250-929-2292 to reserve

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Cow Cafe West Coast Grill

1765 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Proud to say we are locally owned and operated! Being on the waters edge in the unique, historic village of Cowichan Bay, we continue to grow with the support of family, friends and locals. Serving modern-comfort inspired West Coast cuisine, creative cocktails, local wines and craft beers.

Deal: $30 set menu

Contact 250-597-4353 to reserve.

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Genoa Bay Cafe

5000 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, BC

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.

Deal: $40 set menu

Contact 250-746-7621 to reserve

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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

On a picturesque 20-acre orchard in Cobble Hill, Merridale creates ciders, spirits and serves farm fresh foods at our English-style Pub all year round. We are passionately local.

Deal: $15 set menu.

Contact 1-250-743-4293 to reserve

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Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

3515 Telegraph Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

Best restaurant view in the Cowichan Valley? You decide! The Satellite Bar & Grille’s welcoming service and west-coast cuisine are complemented by spectacular ocean, island, and mountain views.

Deal: $30 set menu

Contact 1-250-743-5100 to reserve

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Village Chippery

2740 Dundas Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

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.

Deal: $15, $25, and $40 set menus

Contact 1-250-929-8886 to reserve

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Blue Grouse Estate Winery

2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan, BC

Family-owned and sustainably-farmed, the winery and surrounding vineyards are sought after for sampling the award-winning portfolio of wines, and also for events, weddings, picnics, and family adventures.

Deal: $15 set menu on November 3rd and 12th. Join us every Saturday for homemade soup, True Grain bread and a glass of wine for $15. Janine Duns sources local ingredients to make a tasty bowl of soup each week.

Check the website for the flavour of the week or give us a call. 250-743-3834 *Reservations needed for 6 or more.

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Averill Creek Vineyard - Harvest Long Table Dinner

Bird's Eye Cove Farm
5881 Genoa Bay Road, Duncan, BC

November 9 @ 6:30 pm | Join us for a Cowichan harvest feast in the stunning timber barn at Bird’s Eye Cove Farm. Share the experience of a genuine family style, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Chef Dan Shipley of Farm's Gate Catering. Savour five courses of locally-sourced ingredients and sip wine from Vancouver Island's largest estate winery, Averill Creek Vineyard.

Deal: Tickets: $126, includes tax & gratuity

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Rock Cod Cafe

4-1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, BC

The Rock Cod Cafe features fresh seafood, famous fish & chips, & a host of other good fare to fill you up and have you coming back for more. We are passionately committed to sustainability through partnership with the Ocean Wise stewardship program and are proud to have served the Cowichan Valley for over 25 years as an independent, locally owned restaurant.

Deal: $15 set menu: 1 Piece Ocean Wise Certified Cod with your choice of 2 sides (10 choices) served with coffee, tea, or pop

Call 250-746-1550 and state "Eat Stay Play"

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Beaver House Fudge

Unit G, 4705 Trans Canada Highway Duncan, BC

Beaver House Fudge is a melt in your mouth, decadent treat, made right here in the Cowichan Valley! Using organic butter and cream-you can’t go wrong giving this gift over the holidays to those of your loved ones with a sweet tooth. And be sure to check out their special holiday tins which you can fill with your choice of flavours!

Deal: 7 squares of fudge for the price of 5 squares for $30.00

Visit our shop at Whippletree Junction to take advantage of this deal!

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Sawmill Taphouse

3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

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

Deal: Visit our location for dining deals during Eat Stay Play.

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Microtel Inn & Suites

12570 Trans-Canada Hwy, Ladysmith, BC

A well designed stay starts here - The Microtel Inn & Suites Oyster Bay, with thoughtfully designed rooms, complimentary Hot Breakfast, free Wi-Fi, pool with a waterslide and hot tub.

Deal: 20% off room rates.

Call 250-912-9000 and state Eat. Stay. Play.

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IslandSkye B&B

1750 Maple Bay Rd, Duncan, BC

A country casual bed and breakfast. Your hosts Paul and Val wish to share with you the beauty, culture and cuisine of the Cowichan.

Deal: Rooms for $88+tax.

Call 1-250-746-4838 and state Eat. Stay. Play.

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Seasons Above the Bay B&B

1818 Pritchard Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC

Deal: 20% off based on 2-night stay.

Call 778-422-2000 and state Eat. Stay. Play.

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Grouse House at Blue Grouse Estate Winery

2182 Lakeside Rd, Duncan, BC

Family-owned and sustainably-farmed, the winery and surrounding vineyards are sought after for sampling the award-winning portfolio of wines, and also for events, weddings, picnics, and family adventures.

Deal: Book the Grouse House in November and receive a complimentary wine tasting and 10% discount on all wine purchased.

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Cowichan Valley Suite in the Garden

1010 Braithwaite Drive, Cobble Hill, BC

Immaculate, spacious, fully appointed, private guest suite located 2 minutes from Highway 1 in Cobble Hill. Our new outdoor cob sauna will be ready for you.

Deal: 20% off room rate

Call 1-250-743-1010 and state Eat. Stay. Play.

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Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn

9753 Chemainus Rd, Chemainus, BC

Experience Vancouver Island from this charming and award-winning suite style hotel with a hot buffet breakfast every morning. We are near the world-famous Chemainus murals, the Chemainus Theatre and whale watching.

Deal: 12% off room rates

Call 250-246-418 OR 1-877-246-4181 OR E-MAIL and state "Eat Stay Play"

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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Rd, V0R 1L0

Sleep overnight in Merridale’s orchard in one of our “yurts” (circular, beautifully-appointed wooden-framed tents). Each sleeps two and features hardwood floors, plush bedding and small gas heater. As Vancouver Island’s fall weather can be unpredictable, please bring warm clothes and slippers. It is a gorgeous tent, but a tent nevertheless.

Deal: 20% off stays in the yurts

Call 250 743 4293, 800 998 9908 or email State "Eat Stay Play" when you make your booking.

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Farm Table Inn

6755 Cowichan Lake Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC

The Farm Table Inn is a charming Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant and Farm . Featuring farm to table dining, this Inn features two spacious and cozy B and B rooms, each with their own ensuite, private covered deck and shared kitchenette.

Deal: 20% off room rates

Call (250) 932-3205 and state Eat Stay Play.

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Averill Creek Vineyard - Library Lovers Tasting Seminar

6552 N Rd, Duncan, BC

November 10 @ 1 pm | An exclusive opportunity to sample rare vintages from the cellar of Vancouver Island’s largest estate winery. Join winery owner Andy Johnston and winemaker Brent Rowland to taste a selection of the very best Averill Creek wines from over the years, included several vintages of Pinot Noir. This formal seated tasting will include an educational discussion about the influence of bottle age, growing conditions and wine making techniques. Seating is limited.

Deal: Tickets: $26.25

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Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy, Duncan, BC

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.

Deal: 20% discount on: Circuit Taxi, full day/half day Taste of the Circuit and our Proactive Driving Programme

Contact us at 1-844-856-0122

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Island Time Tours: Tour the Cowichan Wine Region

Craving an escape to fend off the winter doldrums, join us on a journey to a seemingly untouched wine region. On route we get up close and personal with the massive, aromatic 500-year-old cedars (forest bathing) and take in the jaw-dropping views of the sparkling Saanich Inlet. Warm and mild winters, making this a prime destination for producing fantastic Pinot Gris, Ortega, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and some created just for this region. Gourmet picnic lunch included.

Deal: 12% discount on a Cowichan Wine Tour departing from Victoria

To reserve, call 250-477-3322 and state 'Eat Stay Play'

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The Cycling Co

The Cycling Co. is your source for world class mountain bike coaching, instruction, and adventures. Led by certified, professional guides and instructors with a passion for bikes and good times! #wemakemountainbikers

Deal: 20% off Tzouhalem ‘Women Only’ Mountain Bike Clinic on November 4 | 20% off private lessons and private group bookings during ESP (pending coach/guide availability). More great deals at

Call 250 508 8449 | E-mail

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Riot Brewing

101A, 3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC

Join us for an award winning beer and stay a while! We’ve got cider and wine, or pop and freezies for the littles. Plus Homemade treats for the pups, board games, free pinball and live entertainment.

Deal: 10% discount on sample flights.

Pay us a visit between November 3 and 12 to take advantage of this promotion.

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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Rd, Cobble Hill, BC

SOLD OUT November 3, 2018, 5 pm - 8 pm| Merridale is proud to kick-off Eat Stay Play with the 1st Annual Craft Spirit Festival. Come taste the spirit and cocktail creations of all 11 craft distilleries on Vancouver Island at our Farm in Cobble Hill.

Deal: Tickets are $35 and include a safe bus ride from Victoria, Langford, Duncan, Cobble Hill or Shawnigan Lake, two tasting tokens and a souvenir tasting glass.

Tickets at

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Hike Cowichan

Explore Cowichan by foot! Check out the link below for our list of favourite hikes in the region.

Deal: FREE

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Discover Historic Landmarks

Cowichan’s history was born by some fantastic events and with it, some truly incredible places that remind us of our past. Click the link below for five of the must-see historic places in Cowichan.

Deal: FREE

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Explore by Bike

Explore Vancouver Island’s mountain bike playground. Cowichan is one of a select few regions in BC—and Canada—that can boast year-round mountain biking. Click the link below for some great trails to check out.

Deal: FREE

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