There’s Plenty to See in “The City of Totems”
Welcome to our brand-new, sparkling branch of Cowichan Eyecare in Duncan, BC! Located at Beverly Corners, we are proud to provide you with convenient, professional eye care services by three friendly optometrists. Furnished with advanced technology, we will perform detailed eye exams and precise vision testing. If you require treatment for eye disease, our eye doctors will use state-of-the-art equipment and a progressive medical approach. Stop in anytime to browse our exceptional optical collection, including sunglasses and designer frames from Tiffany & Co., Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Nanotech eyewear for kids. We care about your vision and aim to optimize your patient experience in our pleasant Duncan office!
Duncan, located on southern Vancouver Island, is aptly nicknamed “The City of Totems” – due to the 80 totem poles scattered throughout the town. In addition, there are many fun facts worth sharing about this city. It is the traditional homeplace of the Cowichan Tribe and the centre of a once-thriving lumber industry in British Columbia. Nowadays, you can visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre to learn about the woodland history. Duncan also boasts possession of the longest ice hockey stick in the world (ranked in the Guinness Book), currently on display on the side of the city’s arena. Another provincial record is held by the Duncan Garage – the longest operating business (65 years) in one location on Vancouver Island.
An intriguing heritage is not the extent of what this contemporary city has to offer! Things to do in Duncan, BC, include fabulous shopping, delectable dining, and tours through a charming old-town quarter. For Haute fusion cuisine, reserve a table at Bistro One Sixty One, set within an elegant yet casual interior in old-town Duncan. For a more lively experience, the Craig Street Brew Pub is sure to please! Here, an upscale menu is served alongside fine brews from Cowichan Valley’s first brewpub. Anyone looking for a more intimate, peaceful meal in downtown Duncan, BC, should head down the block to Just Jakes.
Wine aficionados will find a diversity of vintages to sip in Duncan. In 1986, Vigneti Zanatta launched its vineyard operation and bottled the first products four years later. With lovely fields only 10 miles southwest of Duncan, this winery is one of only ten local businesses that specialize in cold-climate wines. In addition to wine, other locally grown products include tasty, colourful produce from the Duncan Saturday Farmer’s Market.