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
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.