This 65 year old home is located within easy walking distance to the Heart of the City where there are many unique shops and attractions, along with Saturday Duncan Farmers' Market, the largest on Vancouver Island!
In addition to this, also within a very short walk, you will find a tranquil, wooded trail that will take you along the Cowichan River dike which is part of a greater walking/biking loop that connects many trails all over the Cowichan Valley.
In the City of Duncan, two blocks east of the Trans Canada Highway you will find ORMADA HOUSE Bed and Breakfast. This 65 year old home is located within easy walking distance to the Heart of the City where there are many unique shops and attractions, along with Saturday Duncan Farmers’ Market, the largest on Vancouver Island!
cowichan riverIn addition to this, also within a very short walk, you will find a tranquil, wooded trail that will take you along the Cowichan River dike which is part of a greater walking/biking loop that connects many trails all over the Cowichan Valley. Click here to see local bike routes.
From ORMADA HOUSE you can take many easy day trips. You can explore the Cowichan Valley, shop in Downtown Duncan, an enclave of unique owner-run shops, restaurants, a farm store and a Brew Pub!
Shop for antiques, view the Murals of Chemainus, visit Nitnat Lake or Cowichan Lake or just spend time becoming acquainted with numerous Towns and Villages in the area.
Take a wine tour! There are 17 wineries and a Cidery within twenty miles of us.
We are within 5-10 minutes of Queen Margaret’s, Queen of Angels, Duncan Christian School, Vancouver Island University, the Cowichan Theatre and Chesterfield Sportsplex.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept pets as there are small pets in residence. Crate trained small dogs a possibility, please contact us for information.
We offer an open-minded, adult oriented, non-smoking facility.
786 Marchmont Rd. Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC Canada V9L 2M1
Island Vacations Tourism Information Guide that has been designed to
assist all visitors vacationing on this beautiful island of ours. We
would like you to experience an enjoyable vacation.
For the camping enthusiasts there are over twenty provisional
campgrounds available and literally dozens of privately owned RV
parks on the island. Vancouver Island offers something for every one on vacation.
There are many outdoor experiences you will be able to enjoy, fishing,
golfing, horse back riding, parks you can trail walk and of course
grizzly and black
bear tours just to name a few activities..
Accommodations on Vancouver Island
e have hundreds of various types of
accommodations listed from Victoria to the top of the island Port
Hardy and every city and town in between on both the east and west
coasts to suit all budgets, tastes, needs and desires.
there are bed & breakfasts,
cabins and cottages, campgrounds, condominiums, chalets, farms,
guest houses, hostels, hotels, houseboats, inns, lodges, motels,
resorts, rv parks and villas to suit all tourists.
We have made it as easy as we can for you,
just select the location you intend to visit and then select the
lodgings of your choice from all the listings It is easier to
look at the
Vancouver Island map we have on the website so that you can plan
your trip making your bookings in advance. You may decide to
stay at a
water front inn or
bed and breakfast with the sound of the
waves lulling you to sleep, or a
vacation rental home that can
accommodate families or groups.
Activies on Vancouver Island
are more than 50
golf courses for the avid golfer to experience. Most of
these courses are set in the most beautiful surroundings near the sea,
by lakes or surrounded by great mountain ranges in evergreen forests.
Vancouver Island also can boast of having some of the
best championship courses.
Fishing charter guides who are ready to give you the Vancouver
Island Salmon and Halibut fishing charter experience of a lifetime!
Guides who know the waters here well and are ready and committed to
serve you individually, ensuring a personalized and rewarding fishing
charter. You may be fortunate enough to land a halibut , now that would
be a vacation to remember. It is all here at our front door. Unbelievable fishing on Vancouver
Island for those seeking the finest saltwater fishing getaway.
Grizzly bear watching
is always a tourist attraction at Knight Inlet about 80 kilometers
north of Campbell River. During a vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, be sure to
book a whale watching tour to see whales, eagles, dolphins and other
is only minutes away from the Comox Valley and offers world class skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports. In the summer season Mount
Washington is a hiking and mountain bike haven.
If you're looking for activities beyond alpine, all snowbound
tastes are catered for. Mount Washington provides guests with one of
the top-rated Nordic experiences in North America.
Get inspired by the province’s natural beauty and make plans for your next outdoor adventure,
by taking advantage of the many recreation
opportunities available across the diverse landscape of mountains,
rivers, lakes and coastlines. You will experience excitement and
adventure on either a
bear watching or hunting trip. Vancouver Islands rugged wilderness, fresh lakes and rivers offering excellent opportunities for gaming and fishing enthusiasts.
Kayaking is a very popular sport as the island has many bays and inlets
with calm waters. Here is
Beginner’s Guide to Kayaking
Vancouver Island offers a host of exceptional recreation opportunities. While some of the island’s most spectacular recreation features are located in parks, many more recreation resources are found in the rugged backcountry.
Alternatively, if you are planning a more relaxed type sailing holiday and intend to explore the shores, bays and
the hundreds of inlets
surrounding Vancouver island, then you can also look forward to sun tanning,
beach combing, waterfalls, beautiful anchorages, great scenery, swimming,
hiking, photography and the many species of wildlife.
Desolation sound is extraordinarily beautiful sailing area with
many safe anchorages and beautiful locations… mountain waterfall and forest
lakes only minutes walk from snug anchorages. The waters are calm, sheltered and
warm. Desolation Sound is a world famous sailing destination or longer trips to
the many other marine parks like Princess Louisa, Toba Inlet, Bute
Inlet or the Broughton Archipelago.