Editorial Written by Kristen Ross
Seaside Living in Cowichan Bay
A tribute to the stunning landscape of southern Vancouver Island, The Cannery has planted its roots in the charming village of Cowichan Bay. The ultimate west coast address, this tasteful collection of 25 seaside residences sits directly across from Salt Spring Island and affords all homes dramatic views of the sparkling bay.
Within the collection, select homes offer private forest views of a protected Heron Rookery nearby, while others make a grand statement with sweeping terraces up to 1000 square feet. This abundant outdoor space creates an ample extension in these already generous homes ranging from 1040 – 1279 square feet.
A series of two-bedroom, two-bath homes feature open concept floor plans that play beautifully with natural light. Nowhere is this more evident than in The Cannery’s top floor units, which generate a spacious, airy elegance with their gorgeous cathedral ceilings.
Special highlights in all units include luxurious hardwood floors with gas fireplaces in the main room—a wonderful detail that inspires visions of cozy evenings. Spa-inspired baths are as inviting as they are classic, and gourmet kitchens provide a functional space to cook or entertain while looking terrific all the while.
This quaint location in the heart of Canada’s only maritime Mediterranean climatic zone rewards you with its charming waterfront dotted with seaside artisan shops, a European-inspired bakery, and a number of cafés and eateries that bring life and character to the neighbourhood.
A large local marina services pleasure and commercial crafts while Hecate Park, home of the Estuary Nature Centre, offers a lovely picnic area. Nature is at your doorstep with extensive hiking and biking paths, including the impressive 122-kilometre Cowichan Valley Trail.
Kayaking, fishing and water sports seem a given for this maritime community.
Recipient of an Award of Merit for Multi-Family Apartment from the 2016 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s recent Commercial Building Awards, The Cannery, like Cowichan itself, seems to have struck a perfect balance.