Welcome to Cowichan

From the lush, green forests and stunning orchards to award-winning vineyards and miles of pristine coastline, there’s always something new to quench your thirst for the outdoors.

About Cowichan

Cowichan is located in Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climatic zone and is home to the warmest year–round temperatures in the country. For decades now, Cowichan has been producing amazing artisanal food and drink from the region’s burgeoning farms, wineries, cideries and distilleries. Yet, the food and drink are just the tip of the iceberg! From concerts and festivals to outdoor fun, like biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking and more, Cowichan features a long list 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. Are you ready?

Your Adventure Starts Here

Find things to do in the Cowichan region.

On The Water

Cowichan offers a myriad of aquatic pursuits such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, rowing and sailing.

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Arts & Culture

The region is home to many highly talented painters, potters, sculptors, weavers, jewellers, glass blowers, knitters and carvers.

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Outdoor Adventures

Cowichan is a hiking and biking destination with a huge variety of routes that range from extreme terrain to gentle jaunts. 

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From antiques and fine art to First Nations creations, fashions, arts & crafts, jewellery and more, something will catch your eye.

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Wine Tours & Tastings

Cowichan is home to a number of wineries, cideries, lavender farms, cheese makers, bakeries, fishmongers, organic growers and other artisanal producers of food and drink. 

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Rarely do visitors ask: “What can we do in Cowichan?” More often, the question is: “What can’t we leave out?” Explore, and you may want to book a longer stay.

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Where to Stay

From well-appointed hotels and dozens of delightful B&B’s, to yurts, houseboats and float homes, there is something for everyone and every budget.

Hotels & Motels

Explore a variety of cozy accommodations.

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Bed & Breakfasts

Sleep well, eat well, then explore!

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Spectacular views for a spectacular snooze.

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Unique Stays

Uncover our most adventurous ways to stay.

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Getting Here

Punch those numbers into your GPS and you’ll discover that Cowichan is located at the southern end of Vancouver Island – To get here, you have a number of options.

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