A herb farm in the B.C. wilderness. Essential oils are distilled here from plants grown on this organic farm and from wild plants growing in surrounding forests. A 40 meter diameter lavender labyrinth is set in the center of a two acre lavender field. Self guided tours are by donation. U-pick and dried or fresh lavender bouquets and wreaths available in season. Soaps, sachets, gourmet jellies, honey and other handmade gifts.
For over 10 years, TER has been at the forefront of initiatives to explore the diversity of useful wild plants and mushrooms across British Columbia. With foundations in the professions of forestry and biology, TER is fully qualified to conduct sound ecological research useful in identifying, inventorying and sustainably managing NTFPs. We are avid mushroom hunters and we can source and supply many of the most desirable and valuable wild mushrooms found in BC's forests. We also offer services in educating people about wild mushrooms and guiding mushroom hunting expeditions.
U'mista Cultural Centre is one of the longest-operating and most successful First Nations cultural facilities in BC, founded in 1980 as a ground breaking project to house potlatch artifacts which had been seized by government during an earlier period of cultural repression. The return of the potlatch artifacts not only provided U'mista's name ('the return of something important'), and sparked a general trend toward repatriation of First Nations and cultural artifacts, it caused the creation of a physical facility and human resources infrastructure which have been successfully operated for over two decades. U'mista now operates a modern museum and cultural education facility in Alert Bay. Their operations include the museum, an extensive art gallery and gift shop, group tours, and presentations by dance troupes. The facility hosts international scholars, and supports researchers in a range of disciplines.
The centre is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (extended summer hours; Victoria Day to Labour Day, open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm).
The Cedar tree is our Tree of Life. Cedar masks are carved from dead-downed cedar trees by highly recognized artists of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations of Northern Vancouver Island. Cedar bark is harversted for culturally specific objects used for ceremonial purposes and basketry. Hemlock, cedar and spruce boughs are used in specific ceremonies. Eco-tours of the Traditional Kwakwaka'wakw forested territories can be arranged by contacting the U'mista at telephone 250-974-5403 or email: email@example.com.
Untamed Feast invites you to experience the world of gourmet, wild mushrooms. Every spring and fall we hand harvest the finest wild mushrooms from pristine BC forests. Our mushrooms are dried on site, the same day they are harvested, to concentrate their flavours. The result is a superior line of dried, wild mushrooms and wild mushroom products. We work with many top restaurants and local food enthusiasts to spread the pleasures of good, healthy, slow food. You can find our retail packages, with recipes included, at select outlets in BC and online. Go to www.untamedfeast.com to learn more, or visit www.youtube.com/untamedfeast for harvesting videos.
Herbal jellies, jams, blends, teas. Fresh and potted herbs.
The warmth of the Cowichan Valley allows herbs to grow to their full potential.
All the herbs are organically grown then prepared immediately after harvesting to preserve their flavour.
UPSCALE*AFFORDABLE*PET FRIENDLY Wander 3 minutes to the ocean, snuggle into robes, or curl up in the hammock and watch eagles soar overhead. We welcome you with tapas, and offer sumptuous breakfasts that cater to your dietary needs. Enjoy radiant heated bathroom floors, private entrances and sitting areas, 3 decks and exceptional hospitality. Find us by the sea, 5 minutes N. Of Nanaimo, 1+ hour from Victoria. It is our intent to exceed your expectations.
In the business of helping people experience the natural beauty of the Cowichan Valley: B &; B, river kayak school and west coast ocean kayak guiding. Guides are trained naturalists and emphasize low footprint activities.
Native plant nursery specializing in container grown plants for restoration and agroforestry. All propagation material ethically and sustainably collected in the West Kootenays. Custom and contract growing services offered. Retail by appointment only, please call ahead.
Vancouver Island's Pointe Restaurant at The Wickaninnish Inn has become a culinary cornerstone of Canada's west coast: innovative Pacific Northwest cuisine by Chefs John Waller and Nicholas Nutting showcases local seafood and the organic bounty of Vancouver Island's mild climate. Many return for the stunning 240° ocean views, hand-carved cedar beam architecture, and uncompromising service, complemented by the Wine Spectator-lauded list focusing on BC wines. Voted "Best Resort Dining in BC" by Vancouver Magazine.