The Red Chair arrived at Cobble House Bed & Breakfast on February 26th.  Meeting up with previous hosts from Hawley Place Bed & Breakfast at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre by the Forest Discovery Centre (which is unfortunately not yet open for the season), we took Red into the Visitor Centre for some background information […]

Bed & Breakfast innkeepers not only provide accommodation and serve delicious breakfasts, they also often serve as ambassadors for their community and assist their guests with all kinds of information to enhance their stay. The question we are probably asked more often than anything else is “where to go for dinner”. Fortunately the Cowichan Valley […]

Vancouver Island British Columbia is blessed with a mild climate and many golf courses, so you can enjoy the game of golf for a large part of the year. Cobble House Bed & Breakfast is centrally located in Cobble Hill, in the Cowichan Valley about halfway between Victoria and Nanaimo, and the Valley has a […]

June is a great month to take that trip to Vancouver Island you’ve been thinking about as you’ll get the best ferry rates to the Island.  BC Ferries is offering a Coast Saver Seat Sale on all scheduled sailings to Vancouver Island on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 2nd to June 26th.  Sailings […]

High school rowing has a big profile in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island in April and May of each year. On the last weekend in April, April 29th through May 1st, the 41st annual Brentwood Regatta will take place at Brentwood College School on the open waters of Mill Bay, BC.  Brentwood College rowing […]

It may surprise you to hear that on Vancouver Island, and in the Vancouver area, dozens of small farms are making maple syrup.  Traditionally, areas of Quebec and Ontario are known for making the famous Canadian maple syrup from sugar maple trees, but in the last decade tapping big leaf maple trees, especially on Vancouver […]