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