The Cowichan Valley is full of great opportunities for all tastes. Whether you are interested in touring wineries, enjoying local food, First Nations historical sites, mountain biking, or seeing the great outdoors, the Cowichan valley offers everything you could want.
The Cowichan Valley and its moderate climate provides an ideal location to grow food for numerous crops including: grapes for wine, fruit, vegetables, grains and there are many farmers raising livestock using earth friendly techniques. There are farmer’s markets and many farms to visit as well as wineries, fresh seafood, restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops…you get the idea. Here is a list of a few of them.
- The Duncan Farmer’s Market: Market in the Square
- “Olde world” local bakery: True Grain Bakery
- For a listing of farms and agri-tourism see: Tourism Cowichan
- Farms of the Cowichan Valley: Farm Fresh
Napa Valley of the North
People from Victoria, Nanaimo and even Vancouver are calling the Cowichan wine region the Napa Valley of the North. The region is dotted with great wineries, producing amazing varieties of wine. One could spend a significant amount of time touring around the region and finding their favorite bottle of Pinto Gris, or the distinctiveMarechal Foch. Duncan, right in the centre of the wine region is the ideal staging point for a weekend filled with wine, tasting, wine touring and just having a great time. A listof wineries
Cultural and Historical Sites
- No trip would be complete without visiting Charming Downtown Duncan.
- Duncan is known as the City of Totems. Over 80 totems to see! There are free guided tours daily from May to September.
- Be sure to check out the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference center.
- The BC Forest Discovery Centre
- Step back in time when you visit Whipple Tree Junction. Shop for antique, gifts and grab lunch or ice cream.
- The Cowichan Valley Museum
- View the world’s largest hockey stick
- There are four golf courses in the Cowichan Valley:Cowichan Golf Club,Duncan Medows, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Mount Brenton Golf Course
- If hiking and trials is what you love then you don’t have to go far. The Cowichan Valley has numerous parks, trails and hiking. From easy strolls to rugged climbs we have something that will suit every interest and ability.
- No trip would be complete without visiting the majestic Kinsol Trestle in Cowichan Valley. This manmade feat, which has withstood floods, fires, abandon, and politics, is remarkable amidst the greenery. Read More
- The Cowichan Valley is full of parks and trails, ocean the perfect way to get out, see old growth forest and enjoy the great outdoors
- Walk part of the historic Trans Canada Trail
Need assistance? We would be more than happy to help plan your stay in the Cowichan Valley.