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Cowichan’s bucolic splendour reveals an historic footnote at Fairbridge Farm School

What would it have been like, I found myself wondering, to be a young urban child taken from home and family in England and plunked in to the middle of a lonely rural setting at Cowichan Station near Duncan?  I … Continue reading

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Duncan’s Somenos Marsh Conservation Area is wildlife heaven

We tripped across another not-so-hidden gem recently when we were looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic lunch on the way to ‘somewhere else’.  The Somenos Marsh Conservation Area is located just a little north of the city … Continue reading

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Cowichan’s historic Fairburn Farm offers unique experiences and old-fashioned charm

We enjoyed a little bit of heaven early this summer when we spent a night at the Cowichan Valley’s historic Fairburn Farm. Talk about bucolic bliss – nothing could have made our stay in the countryside more perfect, and we … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye Cove Pizza Night offers the best of all worlds

What to do for supper on a lovely early summer evening when all of your favourite restaurants (and the new ones you would like to try) are closed? We were faced with exactly this conundrum during a recent trip to … Continue reading

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Warm hospitality, beautiful surroundings and comfort contribute to the ‘Aaaaah’ factor at Duncan’s Stone Wood B&B

Over the years my husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts around the world – they are one of our favourite accommodation options when we are on the road.  We have experienced many styles of B&Bs, from … Continue reading

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Michelin-class service at Hudson’s on First in Duncan

Anyone who has dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant will appreciate Hudson’s on First, the newest addition to the dining scene in Duncan. Opened in October, 2012, it has already shot up the ranks of restaurants in the CowichanValley, attracting clientele … Continue reading

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Duncan’s Bistro 161 – a little bit of food heaven downtown

It wouldn’t be difficult to miss Bistro 161, but it would be very sad for anyone who is passing through Duncan and who loves great food if they did manage to bypass it.             Over the past four decades Duncan … Continue reading

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