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, or seeing the great outdoors, the Cowichan valley offers everything you could want.
Things to do:
- Duncan is known as the City of Totems. Over 80 totems to see! There are free guided tours daily from May to September.
- Charming Downtown Duncan
- Cittaslow Cowichan Bay
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
- Up-and-coming wine industry, with numerious wineries in the area: A list of wineries
- Farms of the Cowichan Valley: Farm Fresh
Cultural and Historical Sites
- 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 worlds largest hockey stick
- Enjoy the peaceful Cowichan river by spending part of the day tubing down the river
- There are four golf courses in the Cowichan Valley: Cowichan Golf Club, Duncan Medows, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Mount Brenton Golf Course
- 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 the historic Trans Canada Trail