Welcome to Cowichan, BC

The Cowichan Valley takes its name from Quw’utsun’, an Indigenous word that means The Warm Land, which is fitting because Cowichan is Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climatic zone and is home to the warmest year–round temperatures in the country. 

For decades, Cowichan has been producing amazing artisanal food and drink from the region’s burgeoning farms, wineries, cideries and distilleries. Yet, the food and drink are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg! From concerts and festivals to outdoor fun, like biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking and more, Cowichan features a myriad of things to do all year round.

But what really makes this warm land live up to its name is the chill, unhurried pace and the many quiet, unspoiled spots to enjoy it in. This region truly is the place to slow down and savour life!