Explore Downtown Duncan With a Stay at the Ramada Duncan

Two Day Trip

Let us be the first to welcome you to the gorgeous city of Duncan in Vancouver Island’s picturesque Cowichan Valley. Ideally located on the southern edge of downtown Duncan, this modern hotel offers easy access to the charming town centre.

Day 1
  1. Head to Duncan – Duncan is a bustling community full of wonderful shops, wineries, breweries, restaurants, and artisan producers. You may find yourself losing track of time as you stroll down Craig St, Duncan’s premier strip. This is definitely a multiple day trip; there’s so much to do in this town, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of time to take it all in.

  2. Lunch in downtown Duncan! – Duncan has some of the best restaurants on Vancouver Island featuring farm-to-table ingredients and passionate chefs, who will delight you with exciting menu options. Depart for your trip a little early so you can stop for lunch before you check in! Your visit will never be the same twice as many restaurants change their menus weekly based on available produce and meat selections. Check out local favourites like The Ainslie, The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar, and Hudson’s on First.

  3. Check into the Ramada Duncan – This cozy, clean, simple, and affordable hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Duncan, close to all shops and restaurants. Each room is equipped with wi-fi, HD digital cable, and coffee maker. They also offer pet-friendly rooms. Travelling with your family? Be sure to check out their Family Suite, complete with a full kitchen and bunk beds.

Day 2
  1. Visit the iconic 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.

  2. Take the famous Duncan Totem Tour – Duncan is located on the traditional territories of the Cowichan First Nation, who have lived here for millennia. This history is evident in the 40+ handcrafted totems throughout the city that represent the region’s Indigenous culture; as such, Duncan is called the “City of Totems”. With rich history behind each totem, it is a must see on your visit to Duncan. Be sure to visit the Tour Website for a detailed map and the stories behind each totem and artist/carver.

  3. Dinner at The Old Fork, Ramada Duncan – The Ramada Duncan also has two highly-rated restaurants on site: The Old Fork and River Rock Bar + Grill.

    The Old Fork features an old-style southern menu with a Vancouver Island foodie sensibility, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their Creole Prawns and Scallops are a local favourite! We also recommend the Orange Chili Ceviche for an appetizer.

    After dinner, check out the River Rock Bar + Grill, local favourite for great live music, with local craft beer ontap, a digital jukebox, and pool tables, perfect for an evening pint to wind down the day.

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