Top things to do in Cowichan Bay

Food in Cowichan Bay

True Grain Bread

Adding the welcome aroma of baking bread to the oily harbor smells, True Grain is part of a three-shop island chain. From sourdough to raisin, the bread is all handcrafted, organic and milled on-site (from BC-farmed…
Northwestern US in Cowichan Bay

Masthead Restaurant

The patio deck of this charming, 1863 heritage-building restaurant is a fine place for a splurge, and the $37 three-course BC-sourced tasting menu is surprisingly good value. Seasonal ingredients form the approach h…
Seafood in Cowichan Bay

Rock Cod Cafe

Fish-and-chips is not surprisingly the menu mainstay at this family-friendly (yes, there's a kids menu) waterfront joint but there are many additional seafood options to consider, from fish tacos to prawns in a butt…
Museum in Cowichan Bay

Maritime Centre

A lovely pier-length attraction aimed at anyone with more than a passing interest in salty history, this folksy facility is lined with intricate models, seafaring displays and usually at least one or two locals work…
Nature Reserve in Cowichan Bay

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre

This small and mildly interesting interpretive center overlooks the water and illuminates the area's flora and fauna. Nip inside the shed-like facility for nature displays, a talking exhibit and an aquarium touch ta…
Food in Cowichan Bay

Hilary's Cheese

Handily located next to a bakery, this long-established cheesemaker purveys a rich selection of local and international cheeses that'll add nuance to your grilled-cheese sandwich and pungency to your wine. You can p…
Ceramics in Cowichan Bay

Mud Room

A colorful little gallery of Hobbity pottery and clay works where you can pick up a unique souvenir of your Vancouver Island visit.