Where is BC’s newest Sub GI?

The Cowichan Valley is being recognized as a new sub-geographical indication (sub-GI), an official and protected term under B.C. law used to help consumers identify B.C. wines’ origins.

Taking the Duncan Totem Pole Tour

  Following my High Tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria; checking off a bucket list item, I decided to take my courtesy Ford Escape up Island to Duncan, BC, to do their Totem Tour Walk.  There are 40 totem poles in the downtown core of Duncan, with each pole having a descriptive plate about … Read more

Wine Touring in the Cowichan Valley

My most recent excursion took me to Unsworth Vineyards just minutes away from Mill Bay in the Cobble Hill area. The surrounding countryside is serene and beautiful as is the setting for their Tasting Room, open daily year round. Since my last visit they have changed management and chef at the Restaurant which is open … Read more

Hudson’s on First ups the ante on Island dining

Who knew? There is a wonderfully classic dining room smack dap in the middle of “old town” Duncan on Vancouver Island. Opened just this past November I was delighted to have discovered this adorable establishment while I was in Victoria attending Culinaire.     What first made me even consider the foray up Island from … Read more

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