Only 45 mins north of Victoria is a region that is gaining a reputation in the international community for wine and cuisine. The Cowichan Valley has the warmest average temperature of any region in Canada and is now the second highest wine producing region in British Columbia. You can sample local wineries best wines and sample cuisine prepared from the local farms and ocean. Cheesemakers, cidermakers, bakers and chefs will keep your tastebuds happy.
Cowichan Bay was North America’s first community to be named as a Cittaslow community in 2009. Cittaslow is an offshoot of Slow Food which promotes sustainable regional foods and tries to encourage farming on a local ecosystem. When you arrive here you will notice the relaxed pace of the community and it may just remind you of Europe if you have been there.