Learn more about attractions, guided tours, parks, and more.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Wineries & Wine Tours
Cheers Cowichan offer small group day tours year round to attractions in the Cowichan Valley and beyond. We specialize in winery and craft brewery tours, but also visit all Vancouver Island attractions.Casual fine dining is available throughout the day at vineyards/restaurants. Pick up and drop off from all local marinas, B&B’s, hotels, residences,Cowichan Regional visitor centre, and Hilary’s Cheese and Wine in Cowichan Bay . Our 20, 18, and 11 passenger buses with driver and local tour guide offer varied routes.(smaller or larger vehicles available) Private transport for events:weddings, corporate, festivals, sports teams. We are Cowichan’s only resident tour company! Come with us and explore beautiful Vancouver Island! Cheers!
The Ou is a contemporary art space that hosts monthly exhibitions featuring local & international artists, live performances & an artist residency in the heart of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
Attractions, Parks & Wilderness Areas
Birds of prey have always inspired awe. Sadly, they are threatened in many parts of the world. When you experience them up close, you learn that they are more than predators from the sky; they are essential to maintaining the delicate eco-balance of our planet. The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent creatures. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (March – October). The Raptors is located in the heart of the beautiful Cowichan Valley, just 60 minutes north of Downtown Victoria and 45 minutes south of Downtown Nanaimo by car.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours
Surfside Adventure Tours is a private luxury sightseeing tour business located out of Victoria B.C on Vancouver Island. We offer professional narrated sightseeing tours in and around Victoria and Vancouver Island. We specialize in outdoor adventure, there is nobody out there like us. We take you off the beaten track and show you the best scenery Vancouver Island has to offer. We offer guided wilderness hikes along our majestic coastlines, mountain view and throughout our lush Rain Forest. We also specialize in luxury wine tours out of Victoria. The vineyards on Vancouver Island produce award winning white and red wines. So join us as we take you around to some of Vancouver Islands finest vineyards. We offer transportation in our full size 7 passenger luxury Ford Expedition, and for larger groups our 14 passenger luxury Ford Transit Touring Van. At Surfside Adventure Tours we take pride in offering the cleanest tour vehicles in the city. Free pick up at downtown locations.
Dining & Culinary Tours, Wineries & Wine Tours
Wine tours, Rainforest foraging tour, crab-catch & cook trips! Our tours are guided by local Vancouver chefs, sommeliers and foragers.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Wineries & Wine Tours
We create authentic, intimate and memorable visitor experiences while honouring the culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Vancouver Island. Let us show you our backyard and help you discover places that inspire stories!
Wineries & Wine Tours
Averill Creek is a family run 40 acre estate winery on Vancouver Island. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley wine region, we are dedicated to producing premium wines that showcase the terroir of Vancouver Island. Drop in for a wine tasting, and to enjoy the views of Cowichan Bay with a glass of wine on the patio!
Emandare Vineyard is our home and we are privileged to work alongside nature to capture a glimpse of this place in every bottle.
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is an Wilderness Adventure company, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in multi-day and day hiking, backpacking, kayaking and canoeing adventure tours. Our signature hiking tour is The West Coast Trail, located in “our backyard”.
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is a public motorsports playground where performance driving enthusiasts, friends and businesses come together to enjoy a unique facility found among the verdant mountains of British Columbia’s island Eden within the Cowichan Valley. Come experience Vancouver Island’s newest attraction today! EXPERIENCE A TASTE OF THE CIRCUIT Discover the very best of Canada’s only year-round motorsport facility through our one-day comprehensive test-drive experience where for one day, you will live like a member. From the arrival at the entrance gate, checking in at reception, you will be invited to explore all we have to offer, gain access to our clubhouse amenities and at days’ end, unwind in the spectacular Paddock Lounge with fresh island cuisine amidst Canada’s most compelling natural beauty. Alongside your personal driving coach, you will have the opportunity to experience some of the finest performance cars in our fleet.
Farms & Markets, Hostels
Located in Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, 10 minutes drive from Duncan, Cowichan Valley Hostel is a free range, organic functioning hobby farm with emus, pigs, rabbits and more. Free WiFi is provided on site. All guests share a full size kitchen and bathroom, common area and household facility. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from the common patio, with a view of the garden and animals. Cowichan Valley Hostel also offers bikes for hire to explore the area, and suggestions of trails. Free parking is located on site. It is 18 minutes’ drive to Lake Cowichan, where guests have access to the Trans Canada Trail, Cowichan River and Skutz Falls. The nearest airport is Victoria International Airport, which is 21.1 miles from the property.
Wineries & Wine Tours, Bed & Breakfasts
Maple Bay Manor has been lovingly restored to a luxurious Boutique Hotel in the heart of Vancouver Island’s wine country. Every part of the Manor has been well thought out and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The beds are extremely comfortable and bathrooms are fit for royalty. Mornings start at the Manor with gourmet breakfasts which are amazing. The 15 acre property is stunning, especially when taking the suggested wine tour through the old growth forest and down to the lake. A common theme from their departing guests is “I will definitely come back”.
One of the oldest Estate Wineries in all of British Columbia, Blue Grouse is truly a magical place! Nestled on a 32arce piece of unspoiled Cowichan Valley countryside, this family owned winery and vineyard produces some of the most awarded wines on the entire island! From Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Ortega, Bacchus and the very rare Black Muscat, Blue Grouse produces new classic wines from old island vines.
Golf Vancouver Island is your destination for booking golf vacations to the top golf courses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Owned and operated by the Vancouver Island golf courses, Golf Vancouver Island will save golfers time and money with a hassle-free guarantee. Choose from 13 golf courses and a variety of accommodation options for the perfect golf trip on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
Explore the Vancouver Island Golf Trail on your next golf trip and experience a few, or all 13 golf courses as you wind your way up the island. While visiting Vancouver Island, take in astounding ocean vistas, embark on a whale watching or wildlife viewing excursion, and try some âfinsâ with your skins with some of the world’s best fishing waters. Or, take your time visiting the Vancouver Island Ale Trail with stops at craft breweries – plus side trips to some of the best distilleries and wineries in the province. It’s all waiting for you!
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