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Cowichan: A Foodie Paradise

Cowichan: A Foodie Paradise

Written by Meg Cuthbert A combination of climate and innovation has created an agricultural and craft mecca in Cowichan.  With Canada’s only Mediterranean climate, there seems to be no limit to what can be produced here.  However, it’s not just the land...

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7 Things You Can Only Do In Cowichan

7 Things You Can Only Do In Cowichan

  It is said that when you’re planning a trip to Cowichan, it’s not about deciding what to do here – it’s about deciding what you can’t leave out. While your visit is sure to boast numerous activities and experiences in the distinctive Cowichan style,...

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10 Ways to Experience the Cowichan Harvest

10 Ways to Experience the Cowichan Harvest

Did you know that there are over 800 farms in Cowichan, which is why harvest is our favourite time of the year.  Our moderate climate allows us to harvest everything from wine to kiwis, to hops and all the vegetables you can imagine. So, this harvest...

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7 Great Picnic Spots in Cowichan

7 Great Picnic Spots in Cowichan

Cover Image By Henhouse Photo Co. Not ready for summer to end? Well, in Cowichan the summertime temperatures stick around long after the leaves begin to change. Cowichan is not just Canada's only Mediterranean climate, but it also translates to “land...

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10 Ways to Enjoy The Water In Cowichan

10 Ways to Enjoy The Water In Cowichan

It’s that time of year here in Cowichan when the sun is out and the days are hot. The locals here know how to escape the heat while having some fun too. On top of offering many amazing spots along the coast to witness wildlife and relax at the beach,...

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The Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in Cowichan

The Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in Cowichan

Words and imagery by Henhouse Photo Co. When you search the #explorecowichan hashtag on Instagram, you’ll find almost 50,000 visually captivating results and it’s no wonder; this photogenic destination features everything from breath-taking scenery to...

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Guide to the Cowichan Arts Scene

Guide to the Cowichan Arts Scene

The Cowichan Valley has always been known for its laid-back culture, Coast Salish roots, and proximity to the great outdoors. What visitors might not expect is that Cowichan is also home to many well-known and emerging artists, from potters, painters,...

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Cowichan Arts Series: Westholme Tea Farm

Cowichan Arts Series: Westholme Tea Farm

Tea Farm and Ceramic Arts 8350 Richards Trail, Duncan, BC V9L 6B2 Vancouver Island is known for growing and producing many fine culinary products; wine, lavender, hazelnuts, apples, and hops, to name a few. Tea is not always at the top of the list, though...

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Cowichan Arts Series: The Ou Gallery

Cowichan Arts Series: The Ou Gallery

Contemporary Visual Arts Gallery 3091 Agira Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 3Y3 Just a few minutes outside the downtown core of Duncan lies The Ou Gallery. A relatively new contemporary gallery with monthly exhibitions, events and an artist residency program, The Ou...

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