Escape to Cowichan Bay, B.C.

Meet Cowichan Valley, an undiscovered land in British Columbia where food is ultra-local, vineyards are low-key, and canoes replace taxicabs

Cowichan Bay, B.C. Vineyards and Wines
Photo by Thomas J. Story

What to drink

Stand out  vineyards: Blue Grouse (4365 Blue Grouse Rd., Duncan; 250/743-3834) and Averill Creek (6552 North Rd., Duncan; 250/709-9986). Try the Pinot Gris on Averill’s patio with valley views.

For the whole family: Swing by Merridale Cidery (1230 Merri­dale Rd., Cobble Hill; 250/743-4293) to try eight ciders, made from apples plucked from their orchards.



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