4 Corners is an agroforestry enterprise situated in 10 forested acres in the Gibsons' area. In partnership with Rare Earth, we are engaged in intensive land use to use every part of a natural forest sustainably while preserving its integrity and enhancing the forest. We are creating eco-forestry products from traditionally discarded timber products. We make aesthetic and rustic eco-furniture and can supply hand-peeled logs, milled sustainably logged timber and custom artistic furniture to suit customer interests. Website under construction. Inquiries welcome at 604.886.8009.
Rare birch bark products produced by folding and biting the inner layer of select birch bark into a variety of shapes. Only three artists in Canada produce this rare art form. We also have birch bark, cedar and grass woven baskets. Cedar bark flowers and carved masks, as well as hand carved silver jewellry and hand made moccasins.
Ann-Marie's blackberry and raspberry vinegars are made with fresh Island berries. Rich in colour and flavour they make wonderful salad dressings. They also can be used in marinades, baking and pickling. Try a splash in your drinking water.
Home-grown calendula flowers infused in oil is a key ingredient in many of aquanora's handcrafted skin formulations. Lavender, sea buckthorn, grapeseed extract, comfrey, rosehips and other examples of plant sourced components are found in these products. Look for lotions, creams, ointments and soap at the Oliver Farmers' market. Baking powder, vinegar, lemon juice, castile soap, borax and fresh smelling anti-bacterial essential oils are all part of the NEW non-toxic green cleaning line.
Arbutus wood crafts including wonderful handcrafted unique salad sets, pendants, food servers, pate knives, key chains, whale knives and Arbutus Art sculptures. Made from forest fall downs, dead branches and trees from salvaged sources.
British Columbia pure honey. Old fashioned handcrafted quality specialty honey from the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Liquid, creamed, comb and naturally granulated pure British Columbia honeys. Fireweed, wildflower, sweet clover and alfalfa. Also available: fresh frozen bee pollen, propolis and naturally processed beeswax.
We are an art gallery, museum and archives serving our local community and beyond. Selling local art work including woodwork and answering queries pertaining to the history of Armstrong and Spallumcheen.
The two thousand square foot gallery sits on three acres of beautiful gardens. The gallery strives to promote established and up and coming artists who are featured on a monthly basis, showcasing original art, wood sculpture, pottery, paintings, soapstone carvings, etc.
We are a community-based cooperative located in the Cowichan Valley where rolling farmland and towering coastal forests intersect. This unique relationship between field and forest creates the ideal environment for our members to grow, harvest and process organic aromatic crops and conifer boughs into therapeutic grade essential oils. We will provide a variety of workshops and demonstrations to educate others on the distillation process and the health benefits of essential oil products and services.
Artisan Edibles manufactures, wholesales and retails high quality gourmet products. The product line includes: Champagne & Wild Rose Petal Jelly, Wild Mirabelle Plum Jelly, Pomegranate Hot Pepper Jelly, Raspberry Cardamon Jelly, Blueberry Lavender Jelly, Quince Mostarda, Rhubarb Sour Cherry Chutney, Meyer Lemon Chutney, Apple Fig Ginger Chutney, Summer Berry Topping and a Rose Petal Scone Mix.
Ranch Tours: catered to each season. People of all ages are engaged for hours: cookouts, hayrides, feeding newborn lambs, hikes with spectacular views. Teahouse & museum, gift shop, history tours, family activities. Year-round accommodation in our beautiful, private B&B cottage. With the only Canadian Alpine Sheep Camp left, Aveley Ranch Tours offers a once in a lifetime experience: alpine walks/hiking, in-camp naturally-raised lamb lunch, personal guide and time with the shepherd.
Retail products: Maple syrup from bigleaf maple. Nursery propagated native trees. Burls and stumps for turning and carving. Wholesale products: Arbutus branches for bird toys and perches.
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is a 100 acre living museum. Spend the day riding the train and experience BC's forest heritage. Get a glimpse into the past and experience spectacular bird watching while walking the forest trails. Taste West Coast maple syrup and discover how to make your own at the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival in February! Make sure to try the delicious recipes in our online maple cook book.
We harvest and sell wild edible seaweeds. Handharvested and dried. We harvest in a manner that respects the seaweeds and its environment. Located in beautiful and pristine North Coastal British Columbia, right next door to Alaska and Haida Gwaii. Our seaweed products include Premium Frond pieces, Flakes and Powder. Also Sea Kelp face and body soap bar and Seaweed Mineral Bath Pouches.
Large selection of native bulbs, ferns, ground covers, perennials, and shrubs for the Pacific Northwest. All plants are nursery grown. New 2009 - Red Huckleberry U-Pick opens in August. Retail clients - please call before arriving.
Candle making supplies, soy wax, honeycomb and smooth beeswax sheets, paraffin, palm and vegetable waxes, beeswax, molds for candles and soap, gel wax, scent oils, melt and pour glycerine soap and everything you need whether you're making candles and soap for hobby, weddings, events or business. We ship anywhere in the world.
BEEeautifully handcrafted in the Comox Valley, BC, BEEcoming Candles are made from sheets of natural 100% honeycomb beeswax from BC, and are by far, one of the healthiest, cleanest, most economical and eco-friendly candles on the market today! Because they are natural and non-toxic, they are child and pet friendly. The occasions to use or share beeswax candles are endless and include health benefits, de-stress and relaxation, home décor, holiday celebrations (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter), Gift Giving, Souvenirs, Weddings & Anniversaries, and Religious & Spiritual ceremonies to name but a few. The BEEcoming Candles Product Line includes: Tapers (straight and pencil cut, two color tapers, fluted tapers) Pillars of various sizes, Votive candles, "BEE Lites" (tea lights), “Sushi” Gift Set, custom designed logos or souvenir pillars (Canadian flag), “BEE Hives”, and Christmas Tress! The possibilities are endless for any special or custom orders you may have.
BC native plant and medicinal herbs teaching centre. Herbal ointments, tinctures and glycerites made annually in 3-4 day herbal intensive workshops every July. Ongoing apprenticeships for natural health business. Non-certified organic raspberries and garlic. Hard working woofers welcome or paid farm stays.
Wild about berries! I have a delicious selection of jams & jellies made from wild berries in season. For a very special treat, try the flavours of my Wild Berry Chocolates! They are handmade as ordered with special attention to quality. The chocolates are packaged in boxes of 10 or 17 chocolates or are available in packets of 2-5 chocolates for gift baskets.
Wild harvest and rare fruits in season. Wild salad greens, burdock, catnip-mint, mint, rosehips and buds, Saskatoon, highbush cranberry and other berries; black, red, yellow and wild cherry, heritage plums, pears, quince, butter nuts/english white walnuts and apples including crab apples. Boletus mushrooms, fresh and dried. Grafting, transplanting, heritage, indigenous fruit and nut trees and berries on request. Teaching/consultant Traditional Orchardist.
Set amongst the backdrop of world class sea kayaking destinations, our culinary focus on locally sourced regional cuisine & expertly matched BC wine pairings showcase the best that Vancouver Island & British Columbia have to offer. The only company to offer high quality gourmet kayak adventure vacations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We run lodge based & camping sea kayaking expeditions. We aim to provide the best in professional guides, equipment, itineraries & of course, meals. A highly enjoyable & memorable sea kayaking experience.
Cold climate field grown plants - ornamental grasses, willows and select perennials. Large selection of bare root divisions and willow cuttings and a smaller selection of plug size starter plants.
Bold Point Centre is slowly developing. We've expanded to include program development for various resorts. Resorts are changing emphasis from sport fishing to soft adventures / experiential programs. To activate such programs, they need non-timber product inventories done and blended into educational opportunities. The wildcrafting component is then blended a second time to draw upon First Nation and settler histories. We then blend a third time to build programs which address current issues: salmon farms, aquaculture, organic foods, eco-footprints, 100 km diet.
1. Wild crafting and processing training workshops, mushrooms, berries, herbs for teas, juice, jellies, dried marinades, pickling; 2. Accommodations available; 3. Certified Educator, Certified Professional Interpreter.
Ron worked for over 25 years in BC's Coastal and Interior forests. As a logger turned artisan, Ron works with a unique appreciation for the rare and salvaged woods (including pine-beetle kill) used to turn bowls, vases, pens, jewellery and other one of a kind creations.
A grocery store with a difference! Quality food at real prices - and everything is from BC. Find fresh meat and gourmet sausages; the best selections of seasonal fresh produce; bread, milk, peanut butter... and lots of other tasty treats. All products sourced for best practices, ie: hormone/ antibiotic free, pastured, preservative free. Real food, real prices, real local.
Full service Garden Centre with a large selection of Native Plants. Native Plant experts and horticultural technicians on staff to answer all of your gardening questions. Live and fresh cut BC christmas trees and holiday greens available in December.
Our wine shop is open daily for tastings. Private groups are welcome to book in advance. Enjoy dining in the rustic ambience of grape vines, cedar trees and fresh sea air, come and visit us at Cherry Point Vineyard's Bistro. Open seasonally for lunch; experience the unique vineyard views, innovative West Coast inspired cuisine made with fresh local ingredients and award winning Island wines. Parties and private booking inquiries are welcome. Please call ahead to confirm bistro and wine shop hours.
Visit our country store minutes from Highway #1. Taste our natural unpasterized honeys from the heart of the Fraser Valley. Fireweed, wildflower, mountain, blackberry, creamed and raspberry/blueberry. Try our handmade propolis cream and tincture. Taste our fresh frozen bee pollen. Hand rolled, dipped and poured 100% pure beeswax candles. Our store is full of great gift ideas. In a hurry, pick up a ready-made gift basket. We are Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved farm and certified Kosher. Open year round. Tour buses welcome. Please phone ahead for information.
An educational dormitory facility offering bunk style accommodation, full kitchen and laundry, a natural history library and 3 classrooms of various sizes. Open to all and suitable for groups of adults or children from 2 to 32. Two hour to one week educational programs about the natural and cultural history of Clayoquot Sound are available.
Kayak tours from Quadra Island explore coastal forest and marine ecosystems. View wildlife in nature and experience BC's wilderness on multiday expeditions and marine park daytrips. Our remote waterfront lodge runs on renewable energy systems. We serve slow food made with our own organic produce and local seafoods, enhanced in-season with chanterelle mushrooms, indigenous plants and wild berries.
Personal nature tours of Vancouver Island's old growth rainforest of giant trees, mountain meadows, marine life, wildlife and bird watching areas with a biologist trained by Interpretation Canada.
We are committed to social change through our public talks and workshops. Our goal is to raise awareness using food, farming, farmers and farmland as a meeting point to understand how our daily actions impact all of us. We make wildberry preserves, healing teas from stinging nettles and holiday wreaths. We build cabinets from local alder; we make towel racks and basic furniture from our own tree branches.
We balance our efforts between farm and forest. Within each season, we harvest and preserve oregon grape, blackberries, our fresh tomatoes, produce, chutneys and pasta sauce. Fall is mushroom time and we supply local restaurants with our chanterelles. All are available from Pier St. Farmers' Market on sundays. We invite Island chefs and restauranteurs to call us for fast, dependable delivery of fresh chanterelles.
Self contained guesthouse for up to four people. A large organic garden from which we sell produce. We also sell big leaf maple syrup, many organic syrups and jams made from the local wild berries. Cortes gardens also carries a very large line of organic soaps made with fresh rainwater right on thru to sap from the local trees. We also offer a full line of eco tours of Cortes Island, both walking and boat tours.
The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a 17,000 acre wetland habitat located in the southeast corner of BC. This wetland is designatesd as an internationally significant Ramsar site and a nationally Important Bird Area and Important Amphibian and Reptile Area. Over 370 species call this rich and biologically diverse area home. The Interpretation Centre, located 11 km west of Creston on Hwy. 3, is open from May to October. Naturalists are on-site to provide guided canoe tours, school and nature programs, trail maps and information. Educational exhibits, science lab, viewing towers and a nature gift shop will entice you to stay and explore.
Hand-harvested, wild, edible seaweeds, including two kinds of kelp. Harvested with love and respect off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Medicinal salves made with herbs wild-crafted from our coastal rainforest. Used for: psoriasis and eczema; arthritis and joint pain; anti-viral specific to Herpes Simplex I & II and bone-related injuries. Amanda also offers seaweed tours on the beach where you will learn how to harvest local, edible seaweeds sustainably, properties of seaweeds, their healing benefits, cooking with seaweeds and more. She also offers kelp forest eco-tours and classroom presentations.
Damali is a Provènce-themed farm where you can take a walk among rows of lavender, vineyard, herb gardens, greenhouse and artisan vinegary. Stroll away the stresses of the day and rejuvenate your soul in the sanctuary of the labyrinth. Browse in the Shoppe for all natural, handmade household and body products as well as dried flowers, conifer oil distillations, essential oils, & lavender arts & crafts. Take time out to Indulge your Senses & Savour the Lifestyle with a day trip or a luxurious stay at this working farm and B&B.
Deerholme Farm is a culinary destination in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. The farm hosts dinners, cooking classes and forages in a restored 1918 farmhouse. Events in the spring and fall are based on wild foods - particularly mushrooms. Owner Bill is a French-trained chef, two-time winner of a world cookbook award and the author of the Savoury Mushroom - a guide to cooking wild and cultivated mushrooms. Bill is also an expert in First Nations foods and technology and a renowned chef and educator. Please see the website (under events) for details and dates.
Delphys Naturals is a Comox Valley-based company that incorporates local natural ingredients to provide high quality body care products that are pure, safe and effective in everyday living. Some ingredients that are used include aloe, shea butter, coconut, seaweed and more. Delphys Naturals strives and is proud to make all of their products Natural and Organic, allowing them to be ecologically friendly. Products include: lotions, massage oils, medicinal salves, facial scrubs and moisturizers that leave your skin at its' finest.
Dragonfly Dreaming was established in 1996, and has become known as a 'Canadian pioneer of natural body care', as founder Beth Lischeron has tirelessly worked to educate the general public about the benefits of plant-based healing and body care.
Throughout the past 15 years, Dragonfly Dreaming has maintained a proven standard of product quality, efficacy and integrity. Annual activities include distilling our certified organic lavender; distilling and infusing many wildcrafted organic plants and carefully blending these at our Cowichan Valley studio to produce a line of plant-based perfumes, healing salves, baby care and skin care especially for those with chemical sensitivities.
The Dragonfly Dreaming Cobble Hill studio is open by appointment; distillation, events and workshops seasonally. Please call for information or to plan a workshop.
Fine turned wooden bowls, platters, ikebana and objects of art. Wood used: BC "spalted" birch, maple, walnut, acacia, black locust, yew, and burls. Wood obtained from danger-tree fallers and slash piles.