What is the Cowichan Valley?
The Cowichan Valley is an area about forty-five minutes North of Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island in Canada. It is a primarily rural area with a number of serene small towns. In some respects the Cowichan Valley is like Napa Valley, California must have been in the early sixties, an emerging eco-tourism and lifestyle destination.
Vancouver Island in general has the best weather in Canada and the Cowichan Valley has the best weather on Vancouver Island so it is not surprising that an interest in cuisine is stimulated by the access to diverse locally available ingredients.The “Cowichan Valley Lifestyle Mostly Vegetarian Cookbook” attempts to capture the quick, easy, light meals that are inspired by the Southern Vancouver Island lifestyle.