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Explore Cowichan With The Chamber

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre has created a campaign called “Chamber on Tour #Staycation Edition” to support Cowichan’s tourism and hospitality sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign is an open invitation to anyone who would like to join a small group on a pre-arranged half day of activities to experience some of the regions best offerings. Follow the Chamber’s instagram and Facebook accounts to find out what’s coming up next and to follow the action.

“The tourism sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic” says Chamber Executive Director, Sonja Nagel. “With international travel restrictions still in place, and cross-country travel not recommended, Chamber on Tour #Staycation Edition encouraging residents to rediscover all the fantastic offerings here in the Cowichan and keep our vacation dollars right here in our own communities.”

For the months of July and August, we’ve planned a series of half-day excursions which includes local attractions, restaurants, cafes and many other highlights from all over the Valley. Excursions in July included whale watching in Cowichan Bay with Ocean Eco-Ventures, a guided “hawk walk” at The Raptors, a tasting at Valley Cider, hike at Eves Provincial Park, tour of Westholme Tea Farm, tubing the Cowichan River with The Tube Shack, and an educational outing at Hand Of Man Museum.

August excursions will include a morning kayak in Cowichan Bay, a hike to Stoney Hill, an evening cycle tour and dinner at the famous and very picturesque Kinsol Trestle, a sailing excursion from Mill Bay, and more!

These outings typically accommodate 6-12 people (depending on the safety parameters of the venues and activities) and both Chamber members and the general public are welcome to book. Make this summer a time to support local tourism businesses in your own backyard!

- Sonja Nagel

Executive Director

Duncan Cowichan Chamber Of Commerce

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