Reviews & Media

  • Article on Marquestra:

    10 Best Things to Do in the Cowichan Valley


    We’re almost tempted not to divulge this place and keep it all to ourselves. Genoa Bay is one of those rare spots on the planet where you get the sensation that you’ve just discovered your own secret place…

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    Article on Genoa Bay in


    In Cowichan Valley, life is bountiful

    One of the finest places to dine in the Cowichan Valley is Genoa Bay Cafe, where the scenery matches the cuisine. Overlooking the marina at its namesake bay, the cafe features seafood sourced from the waters surrounding Vancouver Island as well as vegetables from the farms of Cowichan Valley.

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    Blog Post on Genoa Bay Cafe:


    Once we arrived at the Genoa Bay Café we were treated to local wine and a fantastic seafood feast starting with samples of their famous calamari, crab & chorizo cakes, and Salt Spring Island mussels….

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  • Pacific Yachting

    Article on Genoa Bay in Pacific Yachting Magazine:


    When in Genoa Bay
    Tucked under the steep treed slope of Mt. Tzuhalem, Genoa Bay is one of our favourite places to hang out on the West Coast. For us, returning here is like coming home. Owner-operators and brothers, Ben and Will Kiedaisch, maintain a friendly laid-back atmosphere at Genoa Bay Marina that is hard to find anywhere. This is the place where we relax, chat with fellow boaters or, best yet, share a meal with friends at The Genoa Bay Café.

    Our first shore duty upon arriving at Genoa Bay is to make reservations for the evening meal at the rustic café hanging on the rocks above the marina. The Genoa Bay Café has changed hands since our last visit. Chef Dave Cartner’s menu features northwest fare and local organic produce. Call 250-746-7621 for reservations.

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  • Comment on Li Read Blog:

    Mother’s Day? Try their brunch at the Genoa Bay Café. A great chef, here, and worth the few minutes drive from Maple Bay to Genoa Bay, on Southern Vancouver Island. Right at seaside, with the docks and boats to entice you, this gem is open for lunch and dinner — reservations recommended. It’s now a “discovered secret”. Enjoy!

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    Super, Natural British Columbia Canada Article:

    Genoa Bay

    This delightful piece of paradise tucked into a natural harbour on the northeastern shore of Cowichan Bay is the “kind of place sailors, wooden boaters, romantics and intelligent sentimentalists hold close to their hearts,” wrote noted European travel writer and sailor Ferenc Máté.

    Genoa Bay Marina has a full range of facilities for sailors including a marina store and “office on the go” business and internet services. Bonus: The Genoa Bay Café, frequently cited as one of the better (and certainly most charming) restaurants in the Cowichan Valley. Known for its clam chowder, fish and chips, seafood dishes, and dessert menu.

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    Great food, the view was fantastic and service excellent.


  • Review on Backyard Feast – Sustainable food and life in the Cowichan Valley

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