Downtown Duncan offers an endless supply of shopping options, all featuring locally crafted goods. Spend the day exploring the shops with a stop at Resthouse Sleep Solutions.

  1. Arrive in Duncan – Duncan is a bustling arts and culture community in Cowichan, known for its lush farmland, abundance of farm-to-table restaurants, wineries and breweries, artisan producers, and rich cultural history. Known as the City of Totems, Indigenous culture weaves a rich tapestry of history and influence here that can be seen all over the city. We recommend taking the Totem Tour (maps available on the city’s website) to experience the important cultural history of the Coast Salish People.

  2. Duncan Farmers Market – Every Saturday morning, year round, rain or shine, the famous Duncan Farmers Market is open, featuring over 150 vendors selling everything from baked goods and produce, to flowers and home-spun clothing. We recommend grabbing breakfast at the market from the dozens of tables offering local coffee, muffins, and even breakfast burritos.

  3. Stroll Along Craig Street – Craig Street is the popular strip in Downtown Duncan known for its shops and restaurants. You could easily spend an entire day browsing the local stores and sampling the craft goods. There’s Essential Remedies, and Saltspring Soap Works Duncan, specializing in vegan cosmetics and natural health and wellness products. The iconic Red Balloon Toy Shop has been delighting visitors for years with their unique selection of games and toys. Be sure to pop into Imagine That! Artisans’ Design Cooperative to view art and craft pieces from a variety of local artists.

  4. Visit Resthouse Sleep Solutions – Just a short stroll from Craig St, you’ll find Resthouse Sleep House Solutions, specializing in high-quality, long-lasting, and sustainable bedding and household products. They use only eco-friendly ingredients to create products free from harmful chemicals…plus everything in their store is made for a good night’s sleep.

    Owner operated by a husband and wife team in Duncan since 2014, Resthouse Sleep Solutions believes in sleep education and advocacy for better overall health – after all, we spend a good amount of our time asleep. Our absolute favourite? The Kakun Body Pillow! An absolute must-have for a truly restful night’s sleep. Also check out their line of honeycomb cotton blankets.

    They also offer delivery if you’re like us and can’t take it all home 😉

  5. Stop for a pint – You’re in luck; all three craft breweries in Cowichan are located in Duncan. Reward yourself with a stop off at Riot Brewing, where you’ll find pinball and Jenga to pass the time with a pint. Stop at Small Block for some live music and woodfired pizza. Or hit up Red Arrow Brewing where you can rent their sports court for a game of volleyball. With award-winning brews at each, you can’t go wrong!

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