Imagine gliding in
your kayak along a clear blue coastal inlet, sipping wine in a sun
dappled vineyard, golfing from sun up to sun down, hiking through
trails under towering cedars and cycling past picturesque farms
dotted with alpacas, cows and sheep.
Perhaps you ’d prefer to browse though quaint boutiques,
discover the marvellous aroma and natural taste of farm fresh produce,
or explore local galleries and artisan ’s studios. These are
just a few reasons visitors from around the world are drawn back
year after year to the magic of the Cowichan.
Cowichan (Quw ’utsun ’) means ‘land warmed by
the sun ’ in the First Nations Coast Salish language. Increasingly,
the Cowichan Region is recognized for its growing wine industry.
So much so that we ’ve been called the ‘Provence du
Nord ’ or the Napa of the North.
Taste the difference with a self-guided excursion along the Wine
Trail, a perfect and breathtakingly beautiful introduction to the
vintages of the Cowichan.
Nestled between the bustling cities of Victoria and Nanaimo, the
Cowichan is a feast for the senses – a bountiful oasis of
visual and culinary delights. With sparkling orchard ciders, award
winning wines, locally produced cheeses, meats, fruits and vegetables,
all fresh from the farm and bursting with flavour,
Harrowsmith Country Life magazine has described the Cowichan ’s
idyllic setting as the number one spot for rural living in Canada.