Top things to do in Duncan

Farm in Duncan


Hidden in bucolic farmland 8km north of Duncan, the oasis-like Teafarm grows its own tea plants. For visitors, there's a contemporary, winery-like tasting room that's the perfect spot for indulging in one of dozens …
Cafe in Duncan

Duncan Garage Cafe & Bakery

This always-busy and ever-chatty hangout is the main attraction in the red-painted Duncan Garage heritage building across from the old train station (there's also a bookstore and food shop here). The entirely vegeta…
Pub Food in Duncan

Craig Street Brew Pub

An inviting, multi-floor locals' hangout (aim for the top-floor patio in summer), this dark-wood boozer offers a huge menu of elevated pub grub, from taco salads to finger-licking pizzas (a favorite among diners). T…
Northwestern US in Duncan

Hudson's on First

In an immaculately restored heritage building, the ever-changing seasonal menu here fuses local ingredients with subtle European influences. For lunch, go for the gourmet fish-and-chips (add the housemade soup) or d…
Farm in Duncan

Merridale Estate Cidery

One of BC's earliest exponents of craft cider making, Merridale has since grown from strength-to-strength. Their tree-lined, rustic chic site is lined with gabled barn buildings, one of which hosts the tasting bar a…
Northwestern US in Duncan

Old Firehouse Wine Bar

Divided into several rooms, this surprisingly large, dark-painted resto-bar is a popular spot for evening cocktails in the center of town. But it's also a great dining option with a well-executed menu of seasonally …
Museum in Duncan

BC Forest Discovery Centre

Across the parking lot from the Cowichan region visitors center, this expansive, mostly outdoor heritage attraction includes a menagerie of pioneer-era buildings and hulking old logging machinery. But the main attra…
Winery in Duncan

Averill Creek

A short, uphill drive north of Duncan delivers you to this popular estate winery. There's a flower-fringed patio with great views, and you're encouraged to bring a picnic and order wines by the glass or bottle.
Cultural Centre in Duncan

Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre

If your First Nations curiosity is piqued, head to this edge-of-downtown cultural center to learn about carving and traditional salmon runs. Its on-site Riverwalk Cafe serves First Nations–inspired cuisine.
Winery in Duncan

Cherry Point Vineyards

Slide up to the tasting-room bar here and nose into some reds, whites and their ever-popular blackberry dessert wines or drop by the bistro and drink as much as you can under the guise of having a meal.