Canada's Mediterranean A unique microclimate referred to as "The Warm Lands"
Four Distinct Seasons
Nestled in the southern Cowichan Valley, Arbutus Ridge is located in Canada’s only “Mediterranean” climate, referred to as “the warm lands” (in the native language, “Cowichan”).
Four distinct seasons make life in this unique sub-tropical microclimate special. Total annual precipitation is less than in Vancouver and Toronto.
The Cowichan Valley is also noted to have Canada’s warmest average year-round temperature. The high average seasonal temperatures, along with the frequent number of sunny days, offer a fertile environment for gardening, growing grapes, and producing sub-tropical vegetation such as palm trees.
Acclaimed Wine Region
The Cowichan Valley where Arbutus Ridge is located, is home to a thriving Wine Industry, Craft Breweries and Distilleries, as well as Canada’s first Estate Cidery, Merridale!
In summer months you may enjoy visiting local vineyards, having lunch and sampling their wines.