The local economies have developed around agriculture, recreation, and the sea. For decades, artisans from all over North America have chosen the Cowichan Valley as their home. Wineries are common in the area, taking advantage of the long growing season to produce award-winning vintages. Close to Vancouver Island wilderness, outdoor recreational activities like mountain biking, golf, and kayaking are part of everyday life here. The annual Sunfest Country Music Festival and the Cowichan Valley Motorsport Club keep it interesting and offer wide appeal to residents and visitors.
If you like spending the time with like-minded people, you’re sure to love living in the Cowichan Valley.