Located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island is a beautiful, serene, and charming place called Cowichan Bay. It is only a 20-minutes drive from our mountain top bed and breakfast and the village there is a fantastic place to spend the day if you are looking to relax and explore a quaint community.
Cowichan Bay is known for its breathtaking landscape and fishing. In the 1860s it was a gateway for European settlers and a steamer from nearby Victoria was the means of transportation for people and goods before the railway came on the scene. Since the early 1900s sportsmen from all over came to the bay for the incredible salmon fishing—it was actually called the Salmon Capital of the World for a time.
The community caters to tourists from all over the world and what really beckons visitors is the cozy, friendly atmosphere. In addition to fishing, the area offers places to go hiking, walking, sailing, and many annual events such as Spot Prawn Indulgence Days, the Wooden Boat Festival, the Cowichan Bay Regatta, and the Dragon Boat Festival. While exploring the village you can stop in at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre, watch potters spin clay at The Mud Room Clayworks, and see First Nations works of art at Arthur Vickers Gallery. There is a vibrant wine and culinary scene here and you will find superb wineries, vineyards, restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops to try. You’ll find an eclectic mix of people to rub shoulders with and we are sure you will experience a day you won’t forget.
Book a fall getaway today—there is nothing more beautiful and memorable than spending time on the Island in the fall season. Whether it is a trip to Cowichan Bay, a tour in Victoria, or a hike around our bed and breakfast, you’ll have endless activities at your fingertips to enjoy.