“If you’re the kind of person who seems to fill every day off and every vacation day with errands, meetups and things to do then you might not actually get a chance to relax on your day off! This summer, you have to put this secret lazy river float on your bucket list.”
“Nestled 45-minutes north of Victoria, the Cowichan Valley is a beautiful region that spans across the whole of the island from Port Renfew on the west and Nanaimo to the east. It boasts the warmest year-round temperatures in the whole of Canada and because of this, it’s ideal for farming and grape growing and there are a number of wineries, cideries and distilleries dotted around the region. It’s also home to a whole range of outdoor adventures, from hiking and kayaking to fishing and concerts and festivals.”
“The Cowichan Valley, just north of Victoria, has been called Canada’s Provence, but it doesn’t really need the French analogy. This is the heart of foodie-paradise B.C., a rolling landscape dotted with wineries, cideries, distilleries, organic farms — even a cranberry bog and a tea farm.”
“Known for its warm weather (boasting Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climate), the area is full of hidden outdoor adventures, amazing artisanal eats and drinks, and a whole lot of reasons to enjoy a well-earned beer.”
Vancouver Island has earned a reputation for its outstanding forest excursions, surfing thrills, and quiet time for romantics and explorers. It’s also a destination for families — particularly those with inquisitive kids who want to learn more about nature and the animals who live in it.
“We nosed our way into a Cowichan Bay Marina on a glorious day, with the sun burning off twists of mist and creating undulating oval diamonds on the wavelets.” Take a read through this beautiful article by Marianne Scott in Pacific Yachting!
“In Cowichan alone, there are 800+ farms, 14 wineries, 2 craft distilleries, 2 cideries and 3 craft breweries. So you could literally eat and drink your way around for a weekend!” From A Life Well Consumed
“Nestled in the Cowichan Valley, midway between Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, is Duncan, Canada’s smallest city by area, at just 0.8 square mile. But small doesn’t mean this area isn’t rich in opportunities for visitors.”