Farms & Markets
Vancouver Island and the neighbouring Gulf Islands feature many farms and markets that showcase local food, products, and arts and crafts.
Stroll through stands of fresh-baked breads and pastries, and check out an array of locally grown and produced foods ranging from baby salad greens and exotic types of garlic to free-range eggs and organic meats. Also look for products like home-made jams, salsas, honey and locally designed jewellery, clothing and natural soaps.
Many Vancouver Island communities host weekend markets, usually on Saturdays from May to October. From the large Duncan Farmers Market to the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market or the goats on the roof at Coombs Country Market, each market delivers a unique flavour of local farm-fresh produce and arts and crafts. Some farms on Vancouver Island also welcome visitors and offer attractions like petting zoos or corn mazes alongside their fresh produce.
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403 Lowry's Rd
Parksville, British Columbia
Morningstar Farm is home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks & MooBerry Winery, where we produce a selection of world-class cheeses & fruit wines to delight the senses. Made from the high quality milk of our own dairy cows, we have artisan cheeses to suit any occasion, meal or light snack. Stroll across the courtyard & visit the winery, where delectable fruit wines pair perfectly with our cheeses. So come visit us - take a look around, sample the different cheeses, taste the various wines, tour the farm & visit all the animals.
We'd love to meet you!
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2400 Anderton Rd
Comox, British Columbia
Visit and Experience Island Grown Wines!
There is something special in the air at 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery.
With the Strait of Georgia and the Comox to Powell River ferry just a stone's throw away, the site is alive with sounds of barking sea lions, singing birds, and planes from the neighbouring air force base. An 18 acre pristine vineyard and winery offer a relaxing place for visitors.
Two unique wine portfolios are on offer. The 40 Knots estate-grown wines include a sparkling, table wines, and a fortified wine that are fresh, lively, and aromatic. Two wines are presented under the Stall Speed label, crafted from Okanagan-grown fruit.
40 Knots invite you to visit, taste, and learn what makes Vancouver Island wines so special.
6552 North Rd
Duncan, British Columbia
Averill Creek is a family run 16 ha (40 ac) estate winery on Vancouver Island. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley wine region, we are dedicated to producing premium quality wines that showcase our vineyard's unique cool climate terroir.
Set on the south slope of Mt. Prevost, the winery's tasting room & patio overlook the Cowichan Valley, with Cowichan Bay & the Saanich Peninsula visible in the distance. We welcome visitors to bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio while taking in the views. Wines are available by the bottle or by the glass.
4365 Blue Grouse Rd
Duncan, British Columbia
As one of Vancouver Island's oldest estate vineyards and a long time family-owned winery, Blue Grouse produces exceptional Cowichan Valley wines which express their place of origin.
Blue Grouse produces a dozen cool climate varieties including Ortega, Siegerrebe, Bacchus, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Black Muscat, a Blue Grouse exclusive.
Visitors are invited to share a taste of Vancouver Island's most remarkable wines while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Valley. In summer time, feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy it under the South-facing arbor.
We offer exciting, delicious day tours within the Comox Valley. This culinary adventure is planned to cover different trails throughout the Valley. Tours are customized to suit the group's specific interest. Stops may include farmer's markets, bakeries, organic farms, artisan pasta maker, oysters & scallops farms, wineries, breweries etc. You can end your day with a gourmet dinner in a local restaurant or a cooking class. These culinary tours are designed to help you experience the Valley in all its splendour & its flavour! Tastings at each stops, gourmet picnic & entrance fees included. We also offer cooking classes at Blue Moon winery for group .
Island Joy Rides is a boutique, active travel company offering award-winning guided & self-guided, single & multi-day cycling experiences. We offer premium vacation packages featuring seaside routes, wineries, farms, local food scene, local culture & natural beauty of the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra Island and surrounding regions.
Our commitment to small groups & providing personal, behind the scenes tours to guests of all ages & fitness levels is the key to a valued and memorable experience.
Signature tours include: West Coast Foodie, Edge of the Islands, Wine & Chocolate by Bike.
Landsea Tours offers daily scheduled half-day & full-day mini-coach sightseeing excursions to include Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler & more - maximum of 24 guests per bus. See it all: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island Market, Alaska cruise ships, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & Butchart Gardens. Combine a Victoria tour with whale watching or a floatplane flight, or a Whistler tour with the Whistler Mountaineer train by Rocky Mountaineer. Driver/guides create memorable sightseeing experiences by sharing their extensive knowledge of area history, geography & current events & in answering guests' individual questions.
Private tours & transfers are also available: SUVs, Mercedes Sprinter Vans & Mini-Coaches available.
1230 Merridale Rd
Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Merridale, nestled in the mouth of Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley, is a destination the whole family can enjoy. Take a tour of the cellar or stroll the orchard at your leisure while the kids hunt for the faeries rumoured to live here; join us at the bistro & savour local fare; peek at our distillery, then sample our brandies & cider; browse our store for gourmet food items & cider apple vinegar made on-site; delight in the baked goods from our own wood-fired brick oven & enjoy the rural tranquillity.
2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd
Victoria, British Columbia
Come raise a glass! Let our cider tease your senses. Try our critically-acclaimed selection of traditional fermented ciders, which we handcraft from certified organic heritage apples. Savour with an artisan lunch plate & drink in the ocean view from our majestic Ciderhouse overlooking our organic orchard. Then take a tour, browse our selection of artisan goods & learn why other apples envy ours. We are located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria & Sidney & close to area attractions such as Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly World & more.
6621 Harbour Hill Drive
Pender Islands, British Columbia
A beautiful vineyard & farm on the waterfront of the Salish Sea. Sea Star Vineyards is dedicated to crafting excellent wine. Our award winning winemaker is Ian Baker, and we opened for tastings & sales with our first vintage in April of 2014. Our wines were met with enthusiasm and sold out in the Fall. We are doubling our production of 2014 vintages to prevent fans of our wines from becoming thirsty!
As an event location, this is one of the most beautiful vineyards in British Columbia with 10 hectares (26 acres) terracing up to Mount Menzies & cascading down to the beach. The Winery building & many viewpoints have hosted numerous events. If you are looking for a venue in the Gulf Islands check us out!