Legendary Canadian foodie James Barber once referred to Cowichan as “Canada’s Provence,” and if you come here with an appetite, you’ll discover why.

Indeed, Cowichan is home to an extraordinary number of wineries, cideries, lavender farms, cheese makers, bakeries, fishmongers, organic growers and other artisanal producers of food and drink. Cowichan is also home to several excellent craft breweries and distilleries, one of which is also B.C.’s first estate cidery. Yes, we cater to teetotalers too – just north of Duncan, you’ll discover Canada’s only tea farm. Not only do we grow world-class food and drink, we prepare and serve it with panache too. Fine dining restaurants abound, and many of the wineries, cideries and distilleries have their own bistros and tasting rooms.

Westholme Tea Farm
Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre
Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Ocean Ecoventures
Coastal Bliss Adventures / Cowichan Bay Kayaking
Kiwi Cove Lodge
Visions Art Tour Society
Open House
Canadian Craft Tours
Cheers Cowichan Tours
Chemainus Festival of Murals
Damali Lavender & Winery
Deerholme Farm
Deol Estate Winery
Divino Estate Winery
Emandare Vineyard
Encore Limousine Service
Enrico Winery
Glenterra Vineyards
Island Joy Rides
Island Time Tours
Koksilah Acres
Maple Bay Day Charters
Providence Farm
Red Arrow Brewing Company
Riot Brewing Co.
Rocky Creek Winery
Sealegs Kayaking Adventures
Small Block Brewing Co.
Stillhead Distillery Inc.
Valhalla Farm – Local Gourmet
Valley Cider Company
Vancouver Island Expeditions
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

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