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 Outdoor Acitivites
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Outdoor adventures

Canoe to dinner (or on multiday camp trips) with Dwight and Vanessa’s Gumboot Guiding Canoe Tours. From $34 U.S.; reservations required; 866/748-7430.

Hike the woodsy Cowichan River Footpath that goes on forever.

Forage for  local treasures like cookbook author Bill Jones, known as the mushroom guy; he hosts Saturday dinners too, at Deerholme Farm.

 

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