ichael was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley. His roots are tied to Duncan by way of multiple generations. His family, a vibrant community, and a diverse environment all make the Cowichan Valley such a special place for Michael to call home. He is eager to share his love and passion for our beautiful Valley with his clients.
Michael can think of many places and things he likes to do in and around the Cowichan Valley and here is a few of his personal favourites.
Interview with Michael
There are so many wonderful things about living and working in the Valley. While there isn’t a small business, activity or trail I don’t love, these are some of my absolute personal favorites.
Easily the Trans Canada Trail. Me and my fiancée, Hannah, are fortunate enough to live just a stone's throw away from the start of the trail so we take advantage of it almost daily!
Maple Mountain. Growing up in Maple Bay, I always loved that we were a 5 minute drive from a number of different hiking trails. I came to realise Maple Mountain was my favourite, it's steep enough that you get a work out in but not too strenuous. As a reward you get a view of Sansum Narrows at the top. Just beautiful!
Arbutus Café. If you like Eggs Benedict as much as I do, they have the best in the valley!
Going fishing on the boat. There is nothing better than heading out onto the water from beautiful Maple Bay and going to try your luck fishing, crabbing, and prawning. My great-grandparents were commercial fishermen out of a tiny place on the west coast of Vancouver Island called Winter Harbour in the early 1900’s and I apparently inherited the fishing gene!
I can’t say enough how fortunate I feel to have been able to grow up and continue to live in the Cowichan Valley. Between the endless activities and the people that call this Valley home, I truly believe it is the perfect place to live and grow.