Discover the Flavour of Cobble Hill
You don't want to miss these:
- Hike Cobble Hill Mountain for spectacular view of the area
- Foodies Paradise: Local Wineries, Wine Festivals, amazing Restaurants and Cafés
- Access to Trans Canada Trail and world-famous Kinsol Trestle
- Hide a-way B & B's - unique places to stay!
- Ocean adventures at Cherry Point Beach
- Local Art Galleries and Artists studios
- Historic Cobblestone Inn Pub
- Cobble Hill Fair end of August
Cobble Hill is located in the Cowichan Valley, 4.5 miles (7 km) north of the Shawnigan Lake/Mill Bay Road on Highway 1, and 30 miles (48 km) north of Victoria. Bring along beach shoes to best explore the seaside beach at Cherry Point Nature Observation Park that offers fabulous ocean views of Satellite Channel and Saltspring Island. Cobble Hill is the Ideal place for a country drive, family outings, a day of golf, tours of local wineries and art studios. Stop and TASTE the amazing local food served at many of the local restaurants. It can sometimes be difficult to know where Mill Bay ends and Cobble Hill begins as the two communities are similar in terrain and both have ocean-front and inland areas. Cobble Hill has one main distinction, however, located in Quarry Regional Wilderness Park. Cobble Hill Mountain offers a great day hike and picnic opportunity with breathtaking views of the area.
Cobble Hill is home to one of Vancouver Island's oldest country fairs - the Cobble Hill Fair is a showcase of local farms and food producers, agricultural exhibits, and comes complete with livestock judging and fun for children of all ages. The Fair takes place at the Cobble Hill Fair Grounds in the centre of Cobble Hill village at the end of August.
Cobble Hill also has access to the north end of the Kinsol Trestle on Cowichan Station's Riverside Road in Cowichan Station. From this point it is a ten-minute walk. The Kinsol Trestle Restoration has been the center of attention for the Cowichan Region that sought to restore the bridge and connect it to the Cowichan Valley Trail - the Region's piece of the cross-country Trans Canada Trail.
Many of Cowichan's wineries are located in Cobble Hill, as the climate and soil are perfect for growing grapes. Cobble Hill also has our very own local cidery Merridale Estate Cider.
A little history...
Cobble Hill got its name from Cobble Hill the mountain that is easily accessible from the centre of the village. Visit historic sites throughout Cobble Hill, including the Bakery, Post Office and the Market. The Cowichan Creamery was the main business at the turn of the century and was located where the Cobblestone Inn Pub now sits. The first Cobble Hill Fair was in 1909.
For more history of Cobble Hill visit the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives