The Cowichan Valley offers many incredible attractions and has become a sought out destination for travellers and tourist exploring British Columbia.

Welcome to Cowichan

Cowichan takes its name from Quw’utsun’, an Indigenous word that means The Warm Land. Cowichan is located in Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climatic zone and is home to the warmest yearround temperatures in the country. For decades now, Cowichan has been producing amazing artisanal food and drink from the regions burgeoning farms, wineries, cideries and distilleries. Yet, the food and drink are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg! From concerts and festivals to outdoor fun, like biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking and more, Cowichan features a myriad of things to do all year round.

But what really makes this warm land live up to its name is the chill, unhurried pace and the many quiet, unspoiled spots to enjoy it in.

Tell us what you think! Vote for your favourite Cowichan experience.

Have you paddled Cowichan Bay in the moonlight? Perhaps you’ve mountain biked Maple Syrup, tubed the Cowichan River or been on a wine tour. If you’ve visited our region, we’d love to know what you feel were the best experiences. There’s no deadline and you can be a visitor from far away or a local resident--we just want to know your most unique and enjoyable experience. Of course, if you feel we’ve missed the boat somewhere or there’s an experience you’d like to nominate, we’d like to hear about that too.

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