The Cowichan – Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region

The Cowichan - Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region
The Cowichan Region is the large area that lies between the cities of Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, reaching from the protected eastern shores of the island nearly all the way west to the Pacific Ocean. Its cornucopia-like shape is fitting for a place of such remarkable bounty, and this area is home to a growing number of newcomers seeking its pleasant climate, recreational activities and culinary delights. Sometimes referred to as Canadass Provence, the name Cowichan is derived from a Coast Salish word meaning “warm land” or “basking in the sun.”
Celebrating this land of plenty, The Cowichan dishes up a full sampling of delights from one of BC’s most fascinating and varied regions. Mountainous wilderness, large lakes and rivers, broad fertile valleys, enormous estuaries and numerous coastal harbours and islets are home to more than a dozen communities, ranging from seaside and lakeside villages to shop-and cafe-filled towns. Once famous for its fishing and forest resources, the Cowichan region is better known today for its dairy farms and market gardens, vineyards and wineries, alpaca ranches and a rapidly expanding “eat local and organic” culinary food scene.
Author Georgina Montgomery’s compelling narrative is beautifully illustrated with photographer Kevin Oke’s vibrant images, capturing the beauty of the region.

To purchase a copy in the United States I recommend buying through Amazon.com at
The Cowichan: Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region

To purchase the book in Canada visit Amazon.ca at The Cowichan: Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region

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5 Responses to “The Cowichan – Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region”

  1. David says:

    Congratulations on the upcoming publishing of your book, Kevin. No doubt, I’ll be ordering a copy.

    I can’t wait to read and see more about the Cowichan Region. To be frank, its piqued my interest about what it’s like to live there.

  2. kevin says:

    Thanks David,

    I know I’m a little biased about this area but since moving here about four years ago (part time until two months ago!) I feel like I’ve found heaven. When I travel I’m always thinking that I could easily live in Thailand or Provence or…. and then I get to my real home and find that this is where I really belong.

    Come up for a visit some day!

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  4. Joanne Conklin says:

    I’m in the process of writing a book about the wonderful Cowichan sweaters, along with my friend, Barb. I love the pictures in your book and am looking forward to coming to the area. I hope that your book is wildly successful. Congratulations!

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