August Long Weekend Almost Upon us!

August 1st to the 4th is our Annual Sunfest Concert, which this year, featuring Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, Kip Moore and Randy Houser for all you Country and Western fans. Ormada House is about a 25 minute drive away from Laketown Ranch, near the town of Lake Cowichan.

August 6th to 18th is twilliam-shakespearehe Cowichan Shakespeare Festival at Gem o’ The Isle Farm. This year they are presenting Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing.

August 17th is the Chemainus Valley Country Music Festival for those of you who did not get your fill of country music at Sunfest!

And for those of you who like wine, The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival will be held at Shawnigan Lake School from the 23rd to the 25th of August. We are central to most of the events in the valley, here at Ormada House.

Why not call and book a room today?

Valdy, Bill Henderson of Chilliwack and Bowie Tribute

David Bowie TributeWhy not make a reservation to stay with us over April 20th, when this incredible show comes to The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre? Tickets to this event can be purchased through the CPAC Box Office.

On April 26, there will be “A Night of Bowie,” for all you Bowie fans.

Throughout the month, there are Easter Egg Hunts and Spring Markets and Garden Fairs. And of course there is always the Raptor Centre which opened for the year last month.

Why not give us a call?

Little Women from November 16 to December 30

Little Women Theatre ShowWhy not come and stay at Ormada House for a while. Lots to do in the Cowichan Valley in November. For instance, The Little Women Christmas Special starts at the Chemainus Theatre (a 15 minute drive from here) on November 16.

“Louisa May Alcott’s beloved holiday story is a buoyant musical of romantic escapades, sibling rivalries and Christmas wishes. With their father off to fight the Civil War, the four March sisters have many imagined and real adventures. As they dream of their futures, encounter growing pains of youth and rise with courage to face their destiny, the March girls learn the true value of hope and family.” Sounds delightful!

Why not contact us and make a reservation?


La FamiliaLots happening in March here in the Cowichan Valley. Here are a couple of events you might like to attend while you stay with us!

Latin Fiesta Night at the Osborne Bay Pub with La Familia
Sat. March 10th, 2018 Crofton. Come join us for a Latin Fiesta Night at The Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton. A fun fiesta with La Familia band ! Dance the night away to tropical music. Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue.

If you dig Santana, Gypsy Kings, Buenavista Club and like to groove and dance to the latin heat. Come down and Fiesta til you need a Siesta !

Show Starts around 8:30pm. Tickets $13.00 per person or $25 per couple .

Later in the month, you can go to the Chemainus Theatre to see:

MAR.23-APR.14-Million Dollar Quartet

Four talented young musicians met only once, but their red-hot jam session changed music forever. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash created a score of rock ‘n’ roll hits that are still bringing the house down. Hear Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, and lots more songs in this raucous tribute based on a true story!  Mar.23-Apr.14, many show times to choose from.

Friday, March 23, 2018 – 8:00pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 7:30pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 2:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:00pm
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Events in February

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 – Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Fri/Sat 7:30pm Sun 2:00pm

The Cowichan Musical Society brings the Tony Award winning, tap-dancing musical, ANYTHING GOES to the stage.

Take a journey on an ocean liner voyage with some all time favourite songs – “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “You’d be So Easy To Love” and the big tap number of “Anything Goes”.

Enjoy a big, bold and Broadway quality show with music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl– no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES! A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely.

Later in the month is Valentine’s Day, why not a romantic getaway with us at Ormada House?

Lots to come here for in December!

There is so much going on in December 2017, it is worth it to pay Duncan a visit and stay with us at Ormada House!

Here is a sampling:

christmas expressThe BC Forest Discovery Centre has the Christmas Train all month. Are you a steam buff? “Experience the magic of the Christmas aboard a 1910 steam locomotive through thousands of twinkling lights adorning the 100 acre woods of the BC Forest Discovery Centre!”

Harp fans will enjoy the Winter Harp Concert at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on December 10, and the Nutcracker comes back on December 15th and 16th.

Why not give us a call and make a reservation?

Wineries and Cideries, Cowichan has it all!

clinking glassesWith over 20 wineries in the valley, one cidery and three distilleries, Cowichan has it all. Give us a call and stay with us as you explore these taste sensations.

Averill Creek Vinyard has open houses all the time and you can pre-order gourmet meals, along with your wine. At the Tasting Bar – Somenos Series Premium Tasting Flight – Averill Creek Visit the Averill Creek tasting room during Savour Cowichan and upgrade your wine tasting to include our premium collection Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Foch Cab. Friday, Sept 29th to Sunday, Oct 8th – $7

Merridale Cidery and Distillery also has tasting and dining facilities. Sep. 29–Oct. 8, the doors are open for daily tours and tastings. Enjoy an incredible meal in our gastropub, stroll through our orchards, check out the farmhouse and distillery, sip at our tasting bar or lounge, and visit our farmhouse store stocked with locally sourced, seasonal.

All month long, there is the Salt Spring Sip and Savour Food Festival. The Festival brings together farmers, growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island, with vintners, brewers, cideries and beverage providers from neighbouring communities. You are ten minutes from the ferry here at Ormada House!

You must not miss Abbamania on October 18th at the Cowichan Theatre for the Performing Arts. ABBAMANIA recreates ABBA in concert and features such classics as “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Dancing Queen,”  “The Winner Takes It All” and “Super Trouper.” Complete with authentic costumes and vocal collaborations, the show takes fans back to the days of the pop-disco era.   Stay with us and experience all that Cowichan has to offer


Harvest Fair, Salmon and Mushrooms and Flamenco!

Flamenco RosarioDuncan United Church hosts its annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, the 23rd. Loads of booths, huge garage sale, plants, books, baking, collectibles, silent auction with some great items.

On the 23rd and 24th is the Cowichan Lake Salmon and Mushroom Festival. Last year over seven hundred adults and children attended! Enjoy the various vendors selling jewelry, preserves, fresh produce, home baked goods and lots of mushroom growing kits. As well, local artists have joined the celebration, and many of the area’s painters, ceramists and artisans are offering their vision of the beautiful nature that the valley offers.

And on September 30th, The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre is hosting Flamenco Rosario, a spirited event celebrating the traditional, intimate setting of flamenco performance. Originating in the era of the café cantantes, and continuing today in Spain’s tablaos flamencos, the form showcases dancers, musicians and singers sharing the stage.

Why not stay with us for any or all of these events? Give us a call at 250-746-9683!

So Much Happening here in July!

Rock Legends: The Sequel to Twist and Shout

June 2August 26
Chemainus Theatre, 8737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0 Canada
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With The Beatles and British Invasion came two decades of rock-n-roll, transforming the music scene forever. Experience this most influential music in a live tribute to the Beach Boys, The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher, and many more incredible artists!

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Dine on the Dock

June 2September 8
Ladysmith Community Marina, 611 Oyster Bay Dr
Ladysmith, British Columbia Canada
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Our most popular events of the summer are Dine On The Dock, happening every other Friday, starting June 2 and runs until September 8. Bar opens at 5:00 p.m. and dinner is usually at 6:15 p.m.These are fun times on the dock, and interestingly, we always have a sunny evening! At each event we feature a guest chef from a local restaurant who caters a dinner at the Welcome Centre and on our Social Dock. Menus range from lasagne to…

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39 Days of July 2017

June 30August 7
Downtown Duncan, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

Summer Solstice Fair Arts Crafts, Body and Soul

Why not stay with us for this wonderful event on Father’s Day Weekend coming up? Give us a call!

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Celebrating the awakening of Summer Solstice Wonderful and Unique Gifts for Yourself and Others. Talented artisans & wellbeing practioners representing the Cowichan Valley, and up & down Vancouver Island.

Find us at Cobble Hill Hall and surrounding grounds. 3550 Watson Ave. Saturday, June 17 from 10-3pm We have hand makers, artisans, candle makers, designers, health based practitioners, live music with Beverly McKeen and Canadian Suite, mini seminars/workshops, demos and so much more It’s a free event and everyone is welcome. We are still accepting enquiries for select categories.