Welcome to Providence Farm

Christmas Season Store Hours

  • Store closed Dec 23rd to Jan 5th
  • Store open Jan 6th and Jan 7th , 10 - 5
  • Store closed Jan 8th and 9th
  • Store  regular hours Wed-Sun, 10 - 5

Welcome to the farm!

The Therapeutic Farm Program provided by the Vancouver Island Providence Community  Association (VIPCA) has served the Cowichan Valley community since 1979. This program takes place on picturesque Providence Farm – a working farm and regional landmark gifted to VIPCA by the Sisters of Saint Ann. Often referred to as a de facto “rural community centre” the impact of this vital program extends beyond program participants and volunteers to benefit the region (and beyond) as a hub of community action and inclusivity. 

We provide a variety of innovative programs for individuals with mental health, brain injury, dementia and developmental challenges. Programs include horticultural therapy, art, woodworking, nutrition, gardening and landscaping, and textiles, just to name a few.  We believe that caring for the land together is healing and therapeutic. We are a place for those who have difficulty in the mainstream to grow and be a part of a community.

Our General Store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00-5:00, and visitors can pick up a free map at the Store and enjoy a self-guided tour. For a $7 donation you can stay for lunch Monday through Friday at 12:30 (only one sitting) in our dining room. Large groups please call ahead.

Come and walk the labyrinth, wander the gardens and trails. Here you can take a deep breath and step out of the stressful world for a while and you’ll find the air is healthy; the work, worthy; the place, full of smiles. And don't forget that we rely on public support to maintain this facility so donations go to helping our participants fully engage in our community.

On November 14th, 2017, Glen McNie, a great friend of the farm passed away. 

We pass our condolences on to his family and friends. 

He will be missed by the community.


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Thank You to Duncan Daybreak Rotary for the donation of a container for storage at the Farm. This container provides a safe place to keep many of our rental facility items including our tents. It is a welcome gift and will help streamline our wedding rentals and make our participants' jobs a little easier. Thank you for believing in our work.

Chris Holt Providence Farm Executive Director and Keith Grey former Rotary Daybreak President.

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