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.