BIG NEWS!!! Funky Frog has temporarily closed, but we've purchased a lot at Maple Bay Marina and are rebuilding a "new & improved" B&B with a view, walking distance to pub & seaplane. STAY TUNED!!

Merridale Cidery

Enjoy a self-guided tour or sample ciders in the tasting room
Cowichan Valley Wineries:  

Sip and sample the award-winning wines grown in lush vineyards on this fertile valley

Averill Creek Vineyard

Blue Grouse Vineyards

Cherry Point Estate Wines

Enrico Winery

Glenterra Vineyards and Café

Rocky Creek Winery

Silverside Berry  Winery

Unsworth Vineyards & Bistro

Venturi-Schulze Vineyards

Zanatta Vineyard & Restaurant
Eats & Drinks

Foodies love the variety of scrumptious culinary offerings this valley has to drool over. There is something for every taste and budget, from pub fare to award winning cuisine prepared by a celebrity chef and all things in between: bistros, wine bars, cheese shops, and farm-to-table meals.

Craig Street Brew Pub

fresh hand-crafted brews, local house-made food

Genoa Bay Café

waterfront dining featuring west coast and seasonal food

Hilary's Cheese and Wine Bar

rustic cheese shop, cafe and wine bar in Cowichan Bay village

Hudson's on First Restaurant

a fine dining experience in a heritage house setting prepared by celebrity chef

Lion Rampant Pub

pub food with a scottish influence, a selection of beers and scotches and a sunny deck with the most amazing views over Maple Bay

Merridale Cidery Bistro

cider pairings and seasonal local menu items, patio with orchard views

Nha Trang Maki Sushi

delicious sushi, Asian-inspired meals and martini bar

Shipyard Restaurant at Maple Bay Marina

standard pub fare in marina setting

Farm Table Inn

gourmet farm restaurant nestled in the forest near Cowichan River

The Old Firehouse Wine Bar

wine and cocktail bar with casual dining and live music nights

Thistles Café at Glenterra Vineyard (seasonal)

casual dining in a vineyard setting prepared using locally sourced food 

Vinoteca on the Vineyard- Zanatta

seasonal locally sourced food and wine pairings in winery setting

Farms & Markets

agritourism and the locovore culture is alive and well in the Cowichan Valley, from farmers markets to farm-gate sales, you will be delighted with your choice of all things fresh and local

Birds Eye Cove Farm 

seasonal farm-to-table pizzas cooked in outdoor wood oven

Cowichan Valley Lavender Labyrinth 

lavender labyrinth, lavender products

Damali Lavender Farm 

lavender wine and products

Deerholme Farm

mushroom foraging, cooking classes, private dinners (seasonal)

Duncan Farmers Market in the Square

Saturday market with 100 mile diet philosophy in quaint downtown Duncan

Fairburn Farm

buffalo farm tours by arrangement beginning in May or June

Old Farm Market

local produce, farm market and garden centre

Russell Farms Market

local farm and old-fashioned farm market

Saison Market Vineyard

baking and savory snacks made from the bounty of Vancouver Island


Canada`s only tea farm, blended teas, hand-built ceramics in a funky setting

Deerholme Farm

cooking classes and local dinners (select Saturdays only)

Explore the many bays, coves and marinas in the Cowichan Valley and experience the beauty and serenity of the ocean

Maple Bay Marina and Maple Bay Yacht Club

Genoa Bay Marina

Cowichan Bay Marina

Mill Bay Marina


Shibui Gallery and Sculpture Garden

Cowichan Bay Kayaks in Cowichan Bay

Wilderness Kayaking in Maple Bay


Pacific Water Sports 


Ocean Ecoventures

Hiking & Biking

Experience Cycling Bike Shop & Repairs 

Kinsol Trestle

Cowichan Valley & Trans-Canada Trail System   

Nature Cowichan Biking

Forest Reserve Hikes: Mount Tzouhalem,  Maple Mountain,  
Mount Sicker, Grace Road, Mount Richards, Mount Prevost

Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society


Somenos Marsh Conservation Area

Pacific Northwest Raptor Centre

BC Forest Discovery Centre
THINGS TO DO in the Cowichan Valley
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The Funky Frog B&B- your B&B when travelling from Vancouver to Vancouver Island
The Cowichan Valley is bursting with activity year-round due to its temperate climate. Nestled in a verdant valley just north of Victoria, this area is known for agri-tourism and thriving local food economy - a "foodie" and "locavore" haven. 

Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a Coast Salish word meaning "land warmed by the sun" - a fitting name, considering it has Canada's only Maritime Mediterranean climatic zone. Lush valleys laden with agriculture, verdant rolling hills dotted with vineyards, meandering rivers teeming with fish, mountains laced with mixed-use hiking and mountain biking trails, several shimmering lakes ideal for water-sports, all strung along a protected coastline punctuated with bays and marinas. 

Appeal to your sense of adventure: enjoy a farm-to-table experience, sample some local wines, explore the diverse outdoor activities, or treat yourself to local gourmet cuisine in one of our fabulous restaurants. 

Create beautiful memories in the Cowichan Valley!

Click here for a list of 2016 events

Click here to see the Funky Frog B&B featured in an article on the Pinkbike blog about the opening of a local mountain-biking trail.

Click here to see the Funky Frog B&B mentioned in a Traveler's article on Trip Advisor about Things To Do in the Cowichan Valley

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