Vancouver island's hidden gem
When brainstorming locations for this year’s Fable Retreat, Bilston Creek Farm instantly came to mind.
The landscape is a stunning combination of whimsical farmland straight out of a fairytale and Vancouver Island’s signature
Bilston Creek has provided us with endless inspiration for our four on-location styled shoots and we can’t wait to share what we have created for you!
To bring life to an old farm. In 1851 Bilston Creek Farm made its mark on history as the first settlement outside of Fort Victoria, several years before Canada would be founded. For years it was farmed by the Witty family, and treasures of that time still remain, from heritage apple trees, to beautiful old barn board, to rusted tools found buried in the earth.
When current owners Andrew, Melanie, and Ben discovered the farm, it had been left fallow for decades, but they could see the beauty beneath the brambles right away. Those years of wild growth left behind perfect soil, inspiring their flagship crop; a sea of lavender.
Today their vision is to build a farm that will remain for centuries to come, where anyone can experience the magic of farming and
the creativity present in nature.
What could be better than glamping at a summer photo camp for awesome entreprenuers?!
Stay on site for the ultimate experience.
When registering for Fable, indicate if you would like us to book you a yurt at the farm.
$250 per person to have a tent mate or $500/night for your own tent.
This are has a bounty of air bnbs if you wish to book separately. As soon as you register, you will be invited to the private Fable Facebook group to coordinate with other guests.
We couldn’t have Fable at Bilston Creek Farms without taking advantage of the amazing things they have to offer! On Saturday afternoon, we encourage you to spend time exploring the forest, taking a short walk down to the beach, or venturing out and explore the natural beauty at Bilston Creek’s doorstep on southern Vancouver Island. Or take part in one of Bilston Creek’s hands-on workshops that will allow you to experience small-scale farming and artisanal production first hand, like Ethnobotany or Essential Oil Distilling.
*Additional fees apply for Ethnobotany and Essential Oil Distilling Workshops