The Lake Cowichan Lodge offers thirty modern, tastefully decorated one-bedroom kitchen suites – all the comforts of home away from home. Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley Region, at the foot of beautiful Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island.
Ken and Joy Calvert met in 2007 in southern Alberta. Eager to begin their lives together they married shortly thereafter and began a series of adventures and big life decisions that eventually moved them from their hometown to the heart of the canadian oilfield in the Lloydminster area where they would work and thrive for several years.
Although Ken kept getting promoted, and Joy was able to semi-retire and work online from home, they both began to think that there should be something more to life. Perhaps it was the -50 celsius winters, or the 2 month long summers, or the longest economic downturn in the oilfield in economic history that got Ken and Joy thinking about what they truly wanted in life. A way to love what they do, love where they do it and experience something completely new everyday!
Ken had always loved Vancouver Island and the pair saw a lovely opportunity with a homegrown vacation rental business that seemed to be doing well. A too brief exploratory trip confirmed for them that a move to the south island was what they wanted. The first evening on the island they saw a seal swim up to them off the dock. There was green vegetation everywhere and it wasn’t even spring or summer!
Ken and Joy wasted no time and bought Handsome Dan’s in December of 2020. They are excited to write the next chapter of their adventures together and hope you will join them in experiencing the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.
Port Renfrew is a favourite destination for a day or overnight trip on Vancouver Island. Each visit, no matter what time of year you are consumed by the natural magnificence of this little community and the earthly beauty that surrounds it.
We invite you to stay in our cottages and enjoy a few days, or weeks any time of the year. There is much to do and see. Or simply do nothing for extended periods of time, but sit quietly and listen to the ocean. All of the cottages are privately owned and decorated to the taste of the owners. We invite you to look at them and are excited to share this special place with you.
Camp Imadene is committed to presenting the good news of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christian growth. We provide our guests with fun, safe, and unforgettable memories as they build life-long friendships. Come stay with us at beautiful Mesachie Lake, just 90 minutes from Victoria or Nanaimo. We have something for everyone.
The Farm Table Inn is located in the Cowichan Valley, just outside of Duncan, British Columbia, Canada. This Restaurant, Bed and Breakfast and Farm is nestled in nature and just moments from Skutz Falls and the Cowichan Provincial Park.
Owners Evelyn Koops and George Gates invite you to experience their Inn. This farm to table venue offers a wonderful setting to host weddings, parties, anniversaries, reunions, staff functions, holiday parties and fundraisers.
Or join them for Dinner or a weekend get away at their Bed and Breakfast. Evelyn is the Hostess, Inn Keeper and Marketing Specialist. George is a Red Seal Chef and has spent many years in the food industry. He’s very passionate about food as each dish he creates is made with love. The Farm serves local, organic and home made food and offers a leisure dining experience so do expect a minimum of two hours for dinner. They hope you will “savour the experience” of the Inn sometime soon!
The Cowichan River was one of Canada’s first Heritage status rivers and it is one of the most highly rated trout rivers in North America. It is on the banks of this remarkable river that you will find Cowichan River Lodge – a boutique style Lodge nestled in a stunning area of natural wilderness.
You will be warmly welcomed by your hosts, John and Danielle, who offer a home away from home for guests and visitors to the unspoiled Cowichan River Valley.
Cowichan River Lodge is not only a destination for those wanting to fish in the wilds of Vancouver Island and catch that trophy trout or salmon, but also a place for those seeking an outdoor adventure, a destination to rest and relax with friends and loved ones or a unique corporate retreat venue.
Stay in one of our four beautiful guest rooms and enjoy a delicious home cooked breakfast before you embark on your day’s adventure. We offer a variety of fishing experiences and we can help you plan activities such as kayaking, hiking, biking, river tubing, whale watching, local winery tours, motorsport and performance driving experiences and so much more. Whatever you choose to do, you will be assured a warm welcome in our cozy and private Lodge.
Come and join us in our idyllic surroundings and enjoy the splendour of the Canadian outdoors. When it comes to the Cowichan River Lodge, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
Greendale Riverside Cabins has been a family run business for well over a 100 years on the banks of the Cowichan River.
The cabins have old world charm of years gone by that suggest pre 1930 summer cottages. Guests from around the world have been staying in these historical cabins to experience the paradise of the Cowichan valley. Greendale Riverside Cabins are located within walking distance of the beautiful town of Lake Cowichan.
Enjoy bird and wild life viewing, fly fishing, salmon spawning, swimming / tubing the river, camp fires, walking trails and the history of Cowichan. Or simply just relax in our spectacular setting on Greendale.
Book your next adventure at some of the most beautiful campsites on Vancouver Island. We have something for everyone.
Visit mosaiccampsites.com/southisland to book a site. There are 4 different Mosaic campgrounds in the Cowichan Lake area: Heather, Kissinger, Little Shaw, and Caycuse. Further Mosaic Campgrounds can be found up island.
The Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat is a Christian Not-For-Profit Retreat Centre. The Retreat is a ministry of Youth For Christ Canada, an organization that ministers to at risk youth across Canada. The Retreat will be used in the training and care of YFC leaders. The location is nestled in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our mandate is to provide a place for rest, renewal and growth.
When the Retreat is not in use by YFC staff it will be available as a restorative setting ideal for personal and group retreats, workshops, conferences, intimate weddings and events requiring accommodation as well as for individuals seeking a place for personal renewal and restoration.
The Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat is wheelchair accessible and has 17 beautifully appointed suites, full dining experience and versatile meeting spaces. The facilities include a saltwater hot tub, infrared sauna, fitness room, library, gardens, local artisans gallery, and a labyrinth to walk through.