Founded as Village Market in 1986 by Pete and Jo-Anne Pimlott, our full-service Lake Cowichan Country Grocer is a hub for this bustling community.
Joining Pete and Jo-Anne are daughters Jenn Pollner, store manager, and Sarah Beaudoin, health food expert and buyer. Both women grew up in the store and appreciate the important role Country Grocer plays in this unique community.
As the village’s only grocery store serving 3,000 year-round residents, plus many more weekend and summer visitors, our 26,000-square-foot store today features a floral department, lottery counter, bakery, deli, health foods department and roomy café with wireless internet access. With the warm weather comes a well-stocked outdoor section to serve all the hikers, campers and lake visitors.
We are avid supporters of long-standing community events like Lake Days and Canada Day, and encourage you to visit on weekends throughout the year to take in one of the many fundraisers in support of local schools, sports teams and charities.