February 26, 2024


COWICHAN VALLEY – The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Dine & Sip Cowichan Festival. Now in its 8th year, the 2024 edition promises an enriching blend of culinary experiences, from fine dining to casual eateries, alongside a diverse selection of craft beverages from local wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Cowichan Valley, this year’s festival goes beyond the enjoyment of exquisite meals and drinks. It’s a vibrant celebration of our community’s spirit and the unique flavours that define our region. Our partnership with Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, adds a philanthropic dimension to the festival. For each meal purchased during the event, Island Savings will generously donate $5 to local Cowichan-area food banks through The Full Cupboard initiative, reinforcing our commitment to community support and sustainability.

An Open Invitation to Island Residents:

We warmly invite residents from across Vancouver Island to join us in the Cowichan Valley this March. Discover the hidden gems of Duncan, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, and more as over 50 venues showcase their culinary creativity. Whether you’re a foodie, a craft beverage enthusiast, or simply looking for a delightful experience, Dine & Sip Cowichan offers something for everyone.

Share Your Experiences:

We encourage attendees to share their festival adventures on social media using #DineSipCowichan. Your stories and photos are a testament to the vibrant culinary culture of our community and an inspiration to others to join in the festivities.

What to Expect:

Dine & Sip Cowichan is not just an event; it’s a journey through a landscape of flavours. Each participating venue, from bustling food trucks to elegant restaurants, will feature exclusive offerings at exceptional prices. The festival is an opportunity to revisit beloved spots or explore new ones, all while enjoying special deals and seasonal specialties.

Supporting Local:

By participating in Dine & Sip Cowichan, you’re not just enjoying a meal or a drink; you’re contributing to the vitality of our local food and beverage industry. Your patronage supports the artisans, chefs, and entrepreneurs who are the backbone of our culinary community.

Event Details:

Dine & Sip Cowichan runs from March 1st to the 24th. For a complete list of participating venues, special offerings, and event details, visit our website at www.dinesipcowichan.ca.

Join us in this celebration of taste and community spirit. Indulge in the best of Cowichan Valley’s culinary scene and help make a difference in our community. We look forward to welcoming you to an unforgettable culinary adventure this March in Cowichan Valley.

Sonja Nagel is the Executive Director of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce

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