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!!
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
Glenterra Vineyards and Café
Rocky Creek Winery
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
waterfront dining featuring west coast and seasonal food
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
pub food with a scottish influence, a selection of beers and scotches and a sunny deck with the most amazing views over Maple Bay
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
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
mushroom foraging, cooking classes, private dinners (seasonal)
Saturday market with 100 mile diet philosophy in quaint downtown Duncan
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
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
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
Cowichan Bay Marina
Mill Bay Marina
Cowichan Bay Kayaks in Cowichan Bay
Pacific Water Sports
Hiking & Biking
Experience Cycling Bike Shop & Repairs
Mount Sicker, Grace Road, Mount Richards, Mount Prevost
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 to see the Funky Frog B&B featured in an article on the Pinkbike blog about the opening of a local mountain-biking trail.
Relax, Rejuvenate, Explore...
Greylag Tours- boat shuttle between Cowichan Bay and Genoa Bay
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