Bellville’s Watering Hole:

ROB & PETER

Launched March 3rd, Belleville’s Premium Watering Hole and Diner inherited the former Swiftsure space in the inner harbor Days Inn. Co-owners Petr Prusa (of Floyd’s fame) and Rob Chyzowski took over operations back in September and slowly introduced their take on the classic diner — including the reduction of toast.

It’s still on the menu, but don’t expect to see slices accompanying many breakfast orders. Belleville’s has a different approach. “The Swiftsure was — for lack of a better word — based on quick food. We want to serve good food at a great price,” says Prusa. “At Floyd’s, there’s always potatoes and toast leftover. Here, you get a big plate of food and there’s no filler.”

“When you define a diner, what really makes it? To us, a diner is a casual, fun atmosphere. The food has fantastic flavour and it’s never pretentious.”

Breakfast includes favourites like eggs benedict — if you could call it such — that swaps English muffins for handmade samosas or spanakopita. With sauces like pineapple chutney, basil salsa verde, and lemon hollandaise, the poached egg is the only familiar component. Other menu items are named after iconic films or figures, such as the Homer Simpson (eggs and bacon with polenta and maple beans) and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (a thick slice of frittata served over Spanish rice and guacamole in a tortilla bowl).

Beacon Landing Restaurant & Lounge

Beacon Landing Restaurant & Lounge: We will be focusing on a simplified menu to begin with and highlighting our gorgeous, spacious patio which allows for ample distancing (with an unbeatable view of course). We are in the process of updating our website, thank you for your patience. 2537 Beacon Avenue Sidney, BC V8L 1Y3 / 250.656.6690 / https://beaconlanding.ca/

Breweries and Distilleries Cowichan Valley

 

British Columbia is the birthplace Canadian craft beer. From our early history BC’s craft beer community has expanded to almost to 200 breweries provincewide. We globally recognized for our craft beer excellence! We welcome our visitors and our loyal locals alike to visit our breweries and distilleries and sample our unique and premium ales and lagers.

Craig Street Brewing Duncan

Venture off the Island Highway to check out Duncan’s cozy and quaint downtown for some shopping or sight-seeing, and then pop into the Craig Street Brewpub for a meal and a beer. This attractive, multi-level building dating back to the 1940s has lots of different options for dining, whether it’s the downstairs pub with its beautiful, antique bar, the streetside patio, or the rooftop deck upstairs. There is a wood-burning fireplace to keep you warm on a dreary day and plenty of great food options on the extensive menu. Look for live, local musicians and other special events throughout the week. The beer list is solid with a range of staple core styles and a special seasonal usually on as well.CONTACT

(250) 737-2337
manager@craigstreet.ca
25 Craig St, Duncan, BC V9L 1V7
csbrewery.ca

 

Riot Brewing Co.

We are located in the seaside town of Chemainus, BC, famous for it’s murals and inexplicably badass skate park.

Stop in for a tour, a sample, a flight, or even a whole glass of beer, because the local government trusts you to handle more than a tiny sip, unlike some other cities where they don’t allow lounges. Stay for the afternoon, enjoy our gigantic patio, bring the kids, bring the dog. Spark up the fire pit for a weenie roast or destroying old photos of your ex.

Our Labels: Jimbo is the son of Jim Phillips, the creator of all of the artwork for iconic brand Santa Cruz Skateboards in the 70s and 80s, including the famous Screaming Hand logo. Now he carries on his dad’s legacy, creating bold, impactful graphics for a variety of media. Including, of course, skateboards.

101A – 3055 Oak Street
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1
CANADA

Phone: (250)-324-RIOT (7468)
Fax: (250)-483-6416
Contact: beer@riotbrewing.com

www.riotbrewing.com

 

Small Block Brewery

Precision Crafted Beer,  brewed for and from Vancouver Island.  Located in Duncan, BC we endeavour to source local ingredients to flavour our beers with the best of BC ingredients. Welcome to the Small Block Brewery; our garage lounge is a cozy atmosphere where you can have a taster, a pint or take home a growler. Hit the beer menu up at the top of the page to see what we have on offer. Snacks available. 203-5301 Chaster Road
Cowichan Valley, V9L 6T7
250-597-0045
https://smallblockbrewery.com/

 

Salt Spring Island Ales

From deep in our mountain spring comes the cleanest, freshest water for our Salt Spring Island Ales. Piped straight from the spring into the brew house, this gorgeous water is combined with organic Canadian two row pale malt and other natural ingredients to create a lineup of distinctly Island-made ales.

Whenever possible, we source local ingredients such as island grown hops, honey and heather. Our highly flavourful beers pair wonderfully with good food and are the perfect accompaniment to locally-sourced gastronomic fare. Brewed entirely by hand, our beer is made in small batches using traditional, unhurried methods.

270 Furness Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7
778.400.8752

www.saltspringislandales.com

 

Stillhead Distillery Inc. 

We are a family owned and operated craft distillery, located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley; Duncan, BC.

We use only BC grown fruits and grains to make high-quality spirits bursting with flavour.

Learn how we make our award-winning spirits from grain to glass!

Our distillery tour takes you behind the scenes to see the entire process of making vodka, gin, brandy, and whiskies.

See how fruits and grains are fermented, methods of distillation used on our stills.
Learn the difference between the spirits, what give each its unique flavour, and the history behind each product.
Taste of our flagship spirits.
Book via email or phone 250-748-6874.

5301 Chaster Road
Duncan, BC
V9L 0G4
250-748-6874
orders@stillhead.ca

Website: www.stillhead.ca

 

 

Skate Parks Cowichan Valley

Skateboarding is fun, it is awesome, it is movement, it is fast and the feeling of movement is addictive. We love it, there is no other feeling you get than landing a trick, only other skaters know that feeling. Skating is a lifelong passion, you can start as a kid and enjoy the sport and culture your whole life. Excellent exercise and killer balance are skills you will always use. Come check out the Skate Parks of Cowichan Valley and visit our shops and culture.

 

Duncan Skate Park 

Great skate park, well lit and in a central location.  Suitable for all ages.

2652 James St, Duncan, BC V9L 2X2

 

Chemainus Skate Park

A  new centrally located skate park with an ocean view.

The park features a washroom , picnic table, benches and trees grassy area. The park is suitable for all ages and skateboards, scooters and bmx riders.

Features: snake run, large bowl and Street inspired features.

Elliott St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K1

+12502463811

 

Lake Cowichan Skatepark

311 South Shore Rd, Mesachie Lake, BC V0R 2N0, Canada

Bank/wedge, Ramp,Extension, Flat Rail, Handrail, Pyramid, Quarter Pipe

 

Crofton Gerry Hurst Memorial Skatepark

Close to central amenities of town with an ocean view,

1532 Chaplin St, Crofton, BC V0R 1R0

Swimming Cowichan Valley

Rainbow Road Aquatic Centre Salt Spring Island

The aquatic centre includes a 6-lane 25 meter lap pool and hot tub.
Mon/Wed/Fri: 6:30am – 8:30pm
Tue/Thu: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 8am – 3pm
Sun: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Check Schedule  here: https://www.crd.bc.ca/ssiparc/drop-in-schedules

Kinsmen Duck Pond Lake Cowichan

Sponsored by the local Kinsmen Club, ‘The Duck Pond’ is Lake Cowichan’s answer to the local swimming pool. Situated just after the control weir for the Cowichan River, ‘The Duck Pond’ is a great swimming hole especially if you have small kids. There is a small raft here plus it is a good starting point if you’re tubing down the Cowichan River.

https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/5310

 

Lakeview Beach Park Lake Cowichan

The is located at the east end of Lake Cowichan, one of the largest freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island. It is also next to the town of Lake Cowichan, a small town with approximately 3,000 local residents. While it is just steps away from the restaurants and shops, the beach serves as a very popular site for boating, hiking and camping. The beach is big, soft and sandy, with the peaceful waterfront, which attracts people from the surrounding areas.

https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/872

 

Central Park Honeymoon Bay 

Central Park is located in the community of Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island. The park extends to the waterfront of Cowichan Lake, here there is beach access and a roped off swimming area. Other amenities in the park include a picnic area, playground, trail, tennis courts, basketball court, toilet facilities (in the Hall), and a off leash-dog park. Parking is available just adjacent to the beach access area.

https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/8366

Lily Beach Park Honeymoon Bay Lily

Beach Park is located on Cowichan lake in Honeymoon Bay, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The beach is a rocky/sandy beach, with a roped in swimming area and floating dock. The park is well known for the Pink fawn Lilies that can only be found at two other sites in BC. The blooming period is mid-April to early May. Amenities include a picnic area, trails, and toilet facilities. There is parking located at the end of Beach Drive .

https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/8370

 

Bear Lake Park Mesachie Lake

Beautiful Bear Lake Park is located near Cowichan lake in the town of Mesachie Lake. It is home to a large sandy beach, and is a great place place to go and spend a day swimming and relaxing. Amenities include an enclosed swimming area, a diving board, a wharf, a boat launch, and toilet facilities. Parking is located at the end of Fish Road, and the Beach is also accessible by public transit.

www.cvrd.bc.ca

 

Shawnigan Village Parks

Glenora Riverside Park

Shawnigan Wharf Park
Enjoy a lovely day at the beach at Shawnigan Wharf Park located minutes from downtown Shawnigan Village. This park has one of two boat launches located on Shawnigan Lake along with a public wharf. This 1.23 hectare park offers a sandy beach with an enclosed swimming area, a volleyball court, picnic area, and seasonal portable toilet facilities. There is a parking lot with trailer parking available. This park is close to a public transit stop.

2720 Heald Road. To get here turn west off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Shawnigan Lake/Mill Bay Road. Go straight through the intersection then left onto Heald Road and right onto Thrush Road.

Elsie Miles Park/Dougan Park 

Elsie Miles Park/Dougan Park is in beautiful Shawnigan Lake and is located adjacent to the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre and close to the village centre.  For more information please go to the Elsie Miles Park/Dougan Park page.

Masons Beach Park
Masons Beach Park is located just a short walk from the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre and downtown Shawnigan village. This 0.7 hectare park offers a sandy beach with a swimming area along with picnic tables and a picnic shelter. There are change rooms and seasonal toilet facilities available as well. This park is also located near a public transit stop.

1840 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake. To get here go west off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Hutchinson Road, left onto Shawnigan Lake/Cobble Hill Road, right onto Renfrew Road and the park is immediately on the left. To access parking turn left on to Renfrew Road then an immediate left again into the parking lot.

Williams River Park
This is a small creekside park with a grassy area for relaxing and an area for picnicking. There is a public parking lot as well as a public transit stop nearby.

2850 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake. To get here turn west off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Shawnigan Lake/Cobble Hill Road. On the right hand side just after the Black Swan Pub you will find the 0.26 hectare park situated along the edge of Shawnigan Creek within walking distance of Masons Beach Park.

Cowichan Bay Public Waterfront

Hecate Park
Hecate park, located at 1865 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, is the jewel of the bay. The park is located beside the Cowichan Bay Boat Launch, the Cowichan Bay Estuary Nature Centre and the Cowichan Bay Marine Gateway. This 2.51 hectare park offers a public beach with picnic area as well as a wildlife viewing tower and toilet facilities. Public parking and public transit are also available.

 

Mill Bay Community Wharf in Mill Bay

The Mill Bay Community Wharf is located in Mill Bay at the end of Keir Road, there is a gazebo and a lovely beach for your pleasure.

 

Cobble Hill

Cherry Point Nature Park is an ocean waterfront park with stunning views across the channel to Separation Point and Saltspring Island. This beach is teeming with life and offers many nature viewing opportunities.

Manley Creek Park is located near Cherry Point Beach in Cobble Hill. Trails through this park lead to the beach with numerous bridge crossings over Manley Creek. Within the park are several picnic areas and stunning ocean views. Granfield Way, in Cobble Hill, is a trail connecting Aros Road to Manley Creek Park. Please be respectful of the private property on both sides of the trail.

 

 Glenora Riverside Park This park is accessed from both Glenora and  Sahtlam, and is situated on the north and south side of the Cowichan River. The park consists of walking trails and access to the river.

 

Golf Courses Cowichan Valley

Lush greens and ocean views make golf on Vancouver island an exhilarating experience.  Whether you are a beginner or a Pro we have the course for you, come today and see for yourself. Shaded fairways surrounded by the smell of the towering firs will greet you, we have challenging courses for every level of golfer, there are plenty of creeks to hurdle and ponds to circumvent. With excellent grounds, the greens are true and the sand is deep range. We have stocked Golf shops, Bar/Grill, Restaurants, and Banquet and Wedding facilities, Golf lessons, and Tournaments. Our Golf Academies include driving ranges and short game areas.

Arbutus Ridge Golf Course

The front nine meanders through the picturesque seaside community of Cobble Hill;  overlook the Satellite Channel as you climb the back 9.  Rated “One of the Top 10 Golf Courses in Canada for Value” by Westjet Up! Magazine Arbutus Ridge golf course is a real treat.

Bill Robinson design, built in 1987
18 Holes | Par 70/72 | 6,152 Yards
Rating: 70.9 | Slope: 123

Other Features
Satellite Bar and Grille, open year-round (hours may vary depending on season)
Year-round Events: weddings, tournaments, meetings, banquets
Golf Academy including driving range and short game area

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
3515 Telegraph Road
Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4
Tee Times: (250) 743-5000 or book a tee time online
E-mail: info@arbutusridge.co

 

Cowichan Golf and Country Club

Cowichan Golf Club is a par 70, 6189 yard, 18-hole course in Duncan, we will provide you with a terrific day of golf, beautiful scenery, challenging holes, and excellent service. Cowichan opened as a 9-hole course in 1947 and officially opened as an 18-hole course on June 25, 1985. The course also features views of Cowichan Bay and the surrounding mountains with many tight fairways lined with trees.

Other Features

Full service club-house and restaurant.

Public Welcome. Memberships Available

4955 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 3X1

Phone: (250) 746-5333

www.cowichangolfclub.ca

Book a Tee Time: www.cowichangolfclub.ca

 

Duncan Meadows Golf Course

Duncan Meadows is a 18 hole Championship course, Hosts to numerous Provincial and National Championships it is a crowd pleaser.

Duncan Meadows sets seamlessly into the landscape. The course’s many lakes and ponds create an eco-culture that is home to many types of waterfowl. And from every tee, golfers are rewarded with unforgettable mountain and valley views. Rolling waves of wild grasses border many holes while yet others are carved from wooded maple and fir. Rising high above the nearby majestic Mt. Prevost, eagles ride the thermals, watching over your every shot. Glimpses of deer and mist enshrouded greens await early morning foursomes.The course itself is an exceptionally strong mix of parkland and links style holes exquisitely sculpted from the gently rolling and verdant landscape. Meandering creeks crossed with small rock bridges recall the roots of the game in Scotland while the manicure of the greens is consistent with today’s best conditioned facilities.

Other Features

Driving range, stocked Golf shop, Bar/Grill, Banquet facility.

6507 North Rd, Duncan, BC
1-250-746-8993

Book at tee time: www.duncanmeadows.com

 

Mount Brenton Golf Course

Created in 1948, the par 71/73 Mount Brenton Golf Course is located in the scenic, historic town of Chemainus. With shaded fairways flanked by towering firs, the course also features willow, hemlock, maple, scotch and ponderosa pine, sequoia, cedar, dogwood and giant cottonwood. A challenge for every level of golfer, there are plenty of creeks to hurdle and ponds to circumvent. Maintained by an excellent grounds crew the fairways are lush, the greens are true and the sand is deep. An extensive drainage system also makes Mount Brenton one of the most playable golf courses year round on Vancouver Island.

Other Features

Stocked Golf shop, Restaurant.

www.mountbretongolf.com

Book a tee time: www.mountbretongolf.com

Duncan Totem Poles

Totem Poles

The peoples of the Northwest Coast had house posts or totem poles whose design told the family’s story. This was a way to pass down information to future generations. The designs represent family crests or traditional symbols in Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw culture.

In the early 20th century, non-native communities started erecting totem poles in prominent locations to encourage visitors. Coast Salish master carver Simon Charlie’s Salish Bear pole was carved as a part of the BC Centennial initiative in 1966 called the “Route of the Totems,” created to celebrate Vancouver Island joining mainland British Columbia in 1866.

In 1986, Duncan was officially designated the City of Totems. The designs of the poles reflect peoples’ lives, businesses and families. The poles represent two cultures coming together.

The collection has grown from those original poles commissioned in the 1980s. In 2012, the City commissioned a new pole to celebrate the centennial of the City of Duncan, together with the new signage to complement its outdoor collection. The oral histories collected by Jane Mertz during this project have created access to the previously-untold stories of the artists and their families. The carvers’ cultural knowledge is now preserved and all of the information gathered during the project is housed in the Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives for future visitors and scholars.

Where the carver had passed away, the stories were shared by a family member. The signs installed at each totem pole tell the story of the pole from the carver’s perspective. Each carver had a specific reason for selecting the figures on the pole. The enhanced signage honours the carvers’ work. The artists who were able to participate in the Totem Interpretive Project all expressed their gratitude that their stories were being preserved as an integral part of the City’s extensive totem pole collection. The interpretive signs describe the many important local and world events depicted on the poles.

Cedar Tree and Uses

Known as the Mother Tree by Indigenous, the Western Red Cedar tree (Thuja plicata, Pacific Northwest, Cypress family) was used for all of the poles in this collection. Many artists spoke of a spiritual connection to the original tree. For thousands of years, cedar sustained the peoples of the Northwest Coast of North America by providing material for everyday items: ceremonial masks, medicine, transportation, housing, fishing nets, food bowls, clothing (hats, capes, diapers), firewood, storage boxes, and much more.

“When a great tree is chosen for a totem pole or a canoe, there are ceremonies to celebrate the rebirth of the tree into a new existence. These ceremonies reflect our understanding that there is a spiritual connection between man and tree, that we are all aspects of a greater whole, and that the apparent differences between flesh and wood are insignificant compared to the kinship between the spirit of the tree and the spirit of the carver.” (Richard Krentz, Interview, Nov 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

www.duncan.ca

http://www.duncansightseeing.com/city-of-totems

Sealegs Eco-adventure Centre KAYAKING AND MARINE ADVENTURES

We welcome you to Sealegs’ Eco-adventure Centre at Transfer Beach. The safety of our clients and staff is a priority for us.

We offer a variety of tours for all levels of kayakers, from 1 hour intro tours to 2 and 4 hour Wildlife Tours. For more information about the tours that we offer, choose from our Day Tours or  Full Moon Tours below:

Day Tours

Paddle the beautiful sheltered waters of Ladysmith Harbour on our intro tour, Wildlife Tour, Elliott’s Beach Tour, or Full Moon Tour.

APPOINTMENTS only for sales, tours, lessons and rentals

June openings: Wed to Sunday 9:30-4

July openings: 7 days a week 9:30 to 5 pm – weather permitting and based on appointments/bookings

We have a ‘no dogs allowed’ policy in accordance with our town’s local by-laws

www.sealegskayaking.com

Kayak Rentals
Exploring Canada’s west coast by kayak is an extremely peaceful and colourful way to see BC’s wildlife, sea life and coastal mountains.
Choose from our single and double sea kayaks or sit upon kayaks.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals
Stand up paddle boards are the hottest new water sport trend. Our bay is perfect for paddle boarding. No sea planes, we’re in protected waters and there is very little current.

Kayak Gear Rentals
Sealegs rents paddles, PFD’s, dry bags on an hourly or day basis

With every rental at Sealegs Kayaking you receive:

A complimentary introductory lesson
Safety review
PFD, paddle, pump, paddle float and throw bag (safety gear), where applicable
Our guide team will help you carry the boat to the water’s edge, stabilize the boat while you get in and help you get out of your boat upon your return to shore.
Sealegs’ rental fleet boats are more than ‘just rental boats’. Our guests and staff treat the fleet with respect. What this means to our guests is safe, clean boats that are desirable for re-sale.

Most of our used boats are for sale throughout the year. We have a great selection of new and used kayaks, SUP’s, recreational sit-upon kayaks and fish boats. Please give us a call to book your sea trial rental or to come to the beach and look at the possibilities!

 

Whale Watching Ocean Ecoventures

Ocean EcoVentures started running whale watching tours in 2003 and has been creating “Life Experiences” ever since! We have taken thousands of passengers out to experience our diverse marine ecosystem that we call home. There is always a highlight on each trip that you will take away and never forget.

We are a small owner-operated family business that strives to make your adventure the best possible. You don’t get this kind of personal attention from the larger whale watching companies. Having fewer passengers in our boat creates magical moments and many passengers leave like old friends after their tour.

Travel the calm waters of the Salish Sea in search of Southern Resident Killer Whales, Biggs Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Gray Whales and Minke Whales. You also have the chance to encounter Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Harbour Seals, Dalls and Harbour Porpoise as well as a myriad of marine birds on your whale watching eco tour.

We are the most centrally located Whale Watching Company on Vancouver Island with the highest sighting of Killer Whales in British Columbia. We offer Small personal tour groups, with never more than 12 passengers on our boats.

We are Marine Wildlife Photography Specialists. Our longer tours ensure maximum viewing time with the whales and wildlife. We focus on the whole Salish Sea ecosystem. We are proud of our passionate, certified captains and our exemplary safety record.

We also offer private charters for groups and teams every size and inclination. Please contact us for more information on these charters.

 

Book your tour now

Address
1721 Cowichan Bay Road
Vancouver Island

Phone
Local: 1 (250) 748-3800
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 748-5333

Email
tours@oceanecoventures.com

https://oceanecoventures.com

Maritime Heritage Centre

The Maritime Heritage Centre project began in 1998 when the District of Campbell River (now the City of Campbell River) solicited ideas for potential uses for the land near the Discovery Pier.  The land had been the site of the old sewage treatment plant, since relocated to an area north of town.

Come visit the Maritime Heritage Centre, featuring the famous BCP45 and many other fascinating maritime artifacts.
CONTACT

info@maritimeheritagecentre.ca

(250) 286-3161
OUR ADDRESS
621 Island Highway
P.O. Box 25083
RPO Tyee

Campbell River
British Columbia, Canada

V9W 0B7
EXHIBIT HOURS (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
OFFICE HOURS (LIMITED HOURS)
We do have rental space available for smaller groups. Please e-mail or leave a message and we will contact you

Rooms Available 

Aboriginal Journeys

Aboriginal Journeys offers awe-inspiring Grizzly Bear Watching,  Whale Watching, Marine Wildlife Viewing and Adventure Tours from Campbell River on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Campbell River and area, is one of the most beautiful and breath-taking places found anywhere on earth. Our locally born Tour Guides have a minimum of 40 years experience working and traveling within the coastal waters of British Columbia.

Aboriginal Journeys Tour Company

Office Location: 

Our floating office is located in the Discovery Harbour Marina (G dock) in Campbell River. Use the southern ramp at the Discovery Harbour Marina. As you go down the ramp look to your left and observe the signs on our building. See our office photo above and check out the Google pinpoint map below for our exact location.

*Paid parking is available in the  parking area near our location.  The ticket booth is near the main gate at the south entrance to the Marina. *

Phone: (250) 850-1101
Fax: (250) 850-1011

Email:  info@aboriginaljourneys.com

Honeymoon Bay

Honeymoon Bay, BC is a picturesque community located in the southeastern part of Vancouver Island, roughly 75 kilometres (47 miles) northwest of Victoria. The community is nestled in the Cowichan Valley just along Lake Cowichan’s shoreline, surrounded by stunning mountains and beautiful forests which makes it a perfect spot for a secluded getaway. Nanaimo and Victoria are just over an hour away and the nearby communities of Mesachie Lake, Lake Cowichan, Youbou, and Caycuse are just a stone’s throw away, giving visitors plenty of options for day trips.

The village is cut in half by a park that runs from the lake shore through to the elementary school. This park has a basketball court, jungle gym, a large grassy area, the community hall, picnic tables and parking right at the lake. The park has a beautiful view of Bald Mountain as well as west and east down the lake. One of Honeymoon Bay’s RV campsites is located across the road at the beach. Much like Mesachie Lake’s heritage trees the town has a collection of labeled trees in this park.

The community hall, which was built in February of 1948 by WFI, deserves a special note as it has six large murals inside. These were painted a well-known Victoria artist George Jenkins in 1952. Each is a window back into the past of the region with scenes of logging and wildlife.

The western side of Honeymoon Bay features a nice restaurant and pub called the Honeypot. Modern housing developments are located on this side as well. Farther along South Shore Road is the Sutton Creek Wild Flower Reserve and March Meadows Golf Course.

With an average summer maximum temperature of over 24C, the highest in Canada, Honeymoon Bay is very hot place to visit.

Places to go from here

If you leave west along South Shore road the road divides with the lakeside fork going to Gordon Bay and the other out to Caycuse and eventually to the western end of the lake. There you can go to Heather Campsite and go hiking up Heather Mountain. At the western end of Cowichan Lake, you can also take North Shore Road back to Youbou or proceed to Nitinat Lake or to Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park.

Honeymoon Bay Info

Bamberton Provincial Park

Bamberton Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada. The park area consists of a beach that borders on Saanich Inlet, and is connected to a camping area by several trails. The traditional name of the beach is qʷələs in the Saanich dialect. It shares its name with the now abandoned company town of Bamberton.

For years, the warm waters surrounding Vancouver Island’s Mill Bay have been a popular destination for local salmon fishers. The inviting water and the 225-metre long sandy beach have also made nearby Bamberton Provincial Park an ideal spot for parents to bring their families.

While the kids frolic in the warm waves, parents can lounge in the sand and enjoy the views across the inlet – to the east are the shores of the Saanich Peninsula, with the southern Gulf Islands and Mt. Baker beyond. Rising sharply to the west are the mountains of south Vancouver Island.

Fronting on the west side of Saanich Inlet, of particular interest in this park is the abundance of arbutus trees, identified by its thick, leathery green leaves, reddish trunk and peeling bark. The arbutus is Canada’s only broadleaf evergreen and is found only on Vancouver Island and the lower coast of mainland British Columbia.

A vehicle accessible campground is nestled in this forest environment, where eagles and osprey can be seen circling high above. Waterfowl and seals are frequent visitors to the surrounding waters.

The park is very popular in the summer months, and can be busy as well in June, when a number of nearby schools make field trips to study the intertidal life on the beach. With Victoria just a 30-minute drive south over the scenic Malahat Drive, Bamberton is within easy reach of many tourist attractions. You can also hop on the Mill Bay ferry for the 25-minute trip to Brentwood Bay and visit the world-renowned Butchart Gardens.

 

www.bcparks.ca

Big Animal Encounters

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We are Vancouver Island’s most diverse marine adventure company offering a wide range of adventures including: whale watching, grizzly bear tours, snorkeling adventures and scuba charters.  See the Big Animals of the Westcoast.

About Us:

25 Years of exploring British Columbia’s rugged coastline, the professional and experienced crew at Big Animal Encounters welcome you aboard for an ocean adventure you’ll remember forever.

We operate a multitude of vessels on a year round basis including comfortable heated coastal cruisers, and if you’re up for a bit more of a thrill, jump aboard for a high speed zodiac ride.

Featured tours include: Grizzly bear expeditions, whale watching trips, snorkel adventures and scuba diving charters – with tours departing from Campbell River and Comox.

This region is rich with marine life and we often see grizzly bears, orca whales, humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, steller sea lions, golden and bald eagles, and many more surprises!

We aim to minimize our global footprint, and educate those we are fortunate enough to explore our coastline with. Welcome aboard!

The crew at Big Animal Encounters.

Campbell River:

129-1340 Island Highway, Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 8C9
Phone: 250.914.3483
Open 7 days a week in the summer!

Website: www.biganimalencounters.com

Kinsol Trestle

The Historic Kinsol Trestle is open to the public for cyclists, hikers and equestrians to experience the full Cowichan Valley Trail in the Cowichan Region. The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route and by far the largest and most spectacular. The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187 metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol is an incredible structure.

Activities/Amenities
Benches
Picnic area
Accessible trails (wheelchairs and strollers)
Cycling
horseback riding
Hiking trails
Kiosk and pavillion
Toilet facilities (open year round)
Parking lot
Viewing platforms

 

www.cvrd.bc.ca/1379/Kinsol-Trestle

South Cowichan Lawn Bowling Club

South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club, which has been in operation for more than 120 years, is the second oldest in the world, surpassed only by Wimbledon.

The regular lawn bowling season runs from mid-April through to early October. We have many activities including leagues, tournaments and more.

An introduction to this wonderful sport and free lessons are available throughout the season by calling ahead:

Located at the end of First Street at Centennial Park in Duncan, B. C.

​Contact: cowichanclub3y1@gmail.com

www.cowichanlawnbowling.com

Bowling Duncan Lanes Bowling Centre

Duncan Lanes Bowling Centre is a great place to have fun times with family and friends with 5 & 10 pin bowling. At Duncan Lanes Bowling Centre you can have a great time at prices that won’t break your family’s budget. We have plenty of bumper bowling lanes just for kids! Our great concession will keep you happy while you league bowl or have a party.

When looking for family fun in Duncan look no further than Duncan Lanes Bowling Centre.

www.duncanlanes.com

Hours

Monday: 11am – 10pm
Tuesday: 11am – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday: 11am – Midnight
Saturday: 11am – Midnight
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

 

2701 James Street

DuncanBC V9L 2X8

(250) 746-5421

 

Island Gem & Bead

Need creative therapy? Our classes are back! We are holding them by appointment only. Choose what you would like to learn and book it by calling:
250-597-4369

There is so much in today’s world that stresses us out, and not enough creative venues to let loose.  We are Silversmiths with a full bench for rental, we offer a full consignment shop featuring handmade jewelry, repair services, beading supplies, precious and semi precious gems, our local artists have created stained glass, shabby chic home decor, bags, hats, and scarves.  We are all beading people so bring us your questions, challenges, and projects, stay for a class and the great vibes. We want to support LOCAL, local artists, designers, businesses and organizations. We are currently putting together showcases for our students and other designers. Consignment options are available.

Island Gem and Bead Supply

#2 – 378 Trunk Rd Duncan, BC , V9L 2P6

in the Duncan Plaza Mall

Phone: 250-597-4369 (GEMZ)

Email:IslandGem@shaw.ca

Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

Saturdays 10 to 5pm

Sundays and Stat Holidays Closed

After hours Room Rental available for bead nights, bead parties, booked in advance with a deposit

SHAWNIGAN LAKE MUSEUM

 

Reopening on Thursday, July 2nd 2020 at 11:00 AM

Connecting community and visitors with the Shawnigan Lake Experience and sharing the passion for Shawnigan Lake — past, present and future.  Visit our

Friendly guides, Interactive displays, Historical slide shows.  Favorites include: 
• EJ Hughes Gallery • Kinsol Trestle models • The Last Spike, and Online Shawnigan Gift Shop

2760 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0

 

 

http://shawniganlakemuseum.com

HBI Pub

HBI Pub & Live Music Quadra Island



Currently we are offering TAKE OUT and OFF SALES (with a meal). Our most up-to-date current menu is posted on our Facebook page, or give us a call (250-285-3322) and we can email the menu to you (phone-in orders preferred).

Heriot Bay Inn Facebook

Questions? Or want to place a take-out order? Call us at 250-285-3322 or email us info@heriotbayinn.com.

We look forward to celebrating the beauty and joy of Quadra Island with you again soon.
Until then, be well.

Address/Location: Email: info@heriotbayinn.com
Box 100 Phone: 250-285-3322
Heriot Bay, B.C. Toll-free (in North America): 1-888-605-4545
Canada V0P 1H0 Fax: 250-285-2708

Socal Restaurant and Lounge

In-House dining is now available!

We are now offering our full SUMMER menu! It does not include everything that was on our old menu – but many of your faves are back! And Chef Dan and his excellent kitchen staff will be making up features all summer long. Stay tuned for features to start next week!

Thank you so much for your patience while we adjust to the new normal. ♥ much love from all of us at SoCal R&L

Socal Website

Covid Safety Plan

Pier Street Farmers Market

The Pier Street Market RETURNS to a New Location!! The Market has relocated to the Parking Lot on Cedar Street, across from the Community Centre, in order to meet all of the new Provincial health Standards. The Market will provide fresh Local produce, meats, wine, liquor(no tasters) as well as some hygiene related products like soaps, hand sanitizers, masks and some artisan products.

Please support local artisans and businesses on-line too!

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Hatchery

Quinsam River Hatchery

Click Here for our Webpage

Contact

250-287-9564
Fax: 250-286-0261
Edward Walls

Quinsam Hatchery
4217 Argonaut Road
Campbell River, B.C.
V9H 1P3

Key Activities

  • Fish production to support sustainable fisheries
  • Stock conservation
  • Stewardship and education
  • Habitat restoration
  • Stock assessment
  • Coded-wire tagging
  • First Nations partnerships
  • External partnerships
  • Water management
  • Lake enrichment
  • Ocean productivity monitoring

Local Fishing and Community Involvement

Directions

From Campbell River, drive west on Highway 28 towards Gold River and look for the Fish Hatchery sign. Turn left onto Quinsam Road (approximately 200 metres after the intersection with Highway 19). Follow this road for approximately 2 kilometres to the hatchery site entrance (there is a large sign that can’t be missed).

 

Miracle Beach Mini Golf

Enjoy 18 holes of FUN with family & friends!

After being closed due to COVID-19, we will now be booking tee times to facilitate social distancing on the course …. please call ahead to RESERVE at tee time!

Remember, a hole-in-one at the 18th hole wins you a FREE Mini-GolfPass!

Location:

8667 North Island Highway,

Black Creek BC

Just north of Hamm Rd on the Old Island Highway

which is about 25 kilometers north of Courtney.

Please Note:

Last tee off one hour before closing.

Hours are weather permitting.

Tel: 250 337 5336

Archery

We’re back! We are so happy to announce that we are ready to accept bookings for your upcoming parties and events. For whatever your needs are, we can build a package to suit.
Click Here for Our Facebook Page and all the most recent changes.
Message us or call/text at 250-830-3446 today to book!

Adventure Quest

WHALE WATCHING & GRIZZLY BEAR ADVENTURE TOURS

Guided Eco Friendly Adventure Tours

Located midway between Telegraph Cove and Victoria, British Columbia, Campbell River offers one of the best places in the world to see Orca Whales, Killer Whales, Grizzly Bears, Black Bears, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Bald Eagles and other Marine Wildlife.

Whale Watching at its finest

We depart from Campbell RiverVancouver Island, British Columbia, one of the best regions in world to see Humpback Whales and Orca Whales (Killer Whales). Both Northern Resident Orca (Killer Whales) and Transient (Biggs) Orca can be found hunting in the waters of the Orca Realm of Johnstone Strait, Discovery Passage and the Salish Sea of Eastern Vancouver Island. Other animals of interest include: Dall’s and Harbour Porpoise, Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Black Bears, Seals, Stellar Sea Lions, and Bald Eagles.

Platform Grizzly Bear Tours

Welcome to Orford River, the traditional territory of the Homalco people. Spawning grounds of sacred salmon and home to the highest densities of Grizzly Bears in Canada.  Cruise in privacy and comfort aboard our covered vessels. Small group tour sizes, onboard washrooms, and personalized service.

Sunset Cruise

Once outside of the harbour we will cruise along the foreshore of Campbell River, offering a unique way to view our City. Leaving the shores of Campbell River we will view the historic Cape Mudge Lighthouse and make our way across to a remote island, home to a large seabird colony on BC’s west coast. Watch the sun set behind the mountains, unwind and relax!

Relax and Rejuvenate

Do you need to leave all the noise behind? Relax and Rejuvenate with the setting sun with a leisurely cruise around the Campbell River area. View abundant wildlife, discover our rich maritime and First Nations history and get up close and personal with passing cruise ships.

Speciality tours designed with photographers in mind

Join Adventure Quest Tours on a personalized charter and avoid large crowds and disruptions, to get that perfect shot.

Commercial, People & Package Mover

Over 10 years of commercial operation experience and an accident-free track record. We have the most up-to-date equipment that allows for comfortable and versatile transport.

FIND US

BOOK YOUR TOUR TODAY – WEBSITE: www.adventurequest.ca

Discovery Harbor Marina
Main Walkway – G Dock
Island Highway 19A
Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC

Fifty Parallel Tap & Grill

We have been working hard on a menu that includes some old Acropolis favorites, cold pantry items for grab and go, and, you asked for it… PIZZA.

We will be open from 4pm to 8pm from Wednesday – Sunday, with sanitation in mind, there are multiple ways to receive your order.

See Menu: MENU

Pick-up orders: we will begin taking orders by phone at 2pm and no-contact pickup will start at 4pm. We will have a portable machine ready for touchless payment via credit or debit from outside the building and your order packed up safely for you to enjoy. Our staff will meet you at the front of the restaurant with your order.

Delivery orders: Delivery orders must be in by 4pm for same day drop-off (feel free to pre-order for any day, though) delivery is free for orders over 40$; otherwise there is a 5$ fee. We will only be delivering between Middlenatch and Discovery Areas. Payment must be made ahead of time on the phone via credit or e-transfer.

(778) 420-5050,  428 S. Island Highway in Campbell River.

 

Anchor Waterfront Restaurant

Is OPEN from April 17th.  4.30pm to 8.30pm only.  Call 250.286.1131 to place your order.

Click here for the Menu:   MENU

 

 

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