The Cowichan Valley offer’s some of the most unique attractions and activities of Vancouver Island.

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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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Cowichan Arts Series: Riot Brewing Co

Cowichan Arts Series: Riot Brewing Co

Craft Brewery, Performance Venue 101A, 3055 Oak St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1 Craft brewery, performance venue, event space, community hub, and all-round good time. That’s Riot Brewing. A relatively new addition to the Chemainus area, Riot opened its doors in...

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Cowichan Arts Series: Mary Fox Gallery

Cowichan Arts Series: Mary Fox Gallery

Ceramic Artist 321 3 Ave, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1A1 When stepping into Mary Fox’s gallery, it’s difficult not to be struck by both the fine quality and sheer variety of work held within the space. The array of colours, textures, and sculptural elements of...

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Cowichan Arts Series: Arthur Vickers Gallery

Cowichan Arts Series: Arthur Vickers Gallery

Visual Arts 1719 Cowichan Bay Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0 “Have you found your purpose, grandson? Don’t worry about it, it’ll come. And when you find it, follow it. And keep at it.” Arthur Vickers was four or five years old when he first picked up a...

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10 Cowichan Events You Won’t Want To Miss

10 Cowichan Events You Won’t Want To Miss

The Cowichan Region in the spring and summer is a festival and events paradise. The stunning scenery of the valley is the perfect backdrop for festivals of all varieties. Whether you’re looking to camp and enjoy live music, experience unique wine and arts...

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