About Us

James and Beverley Oliver are your hosts at Seasons Above the Bay.


Making our dream come true.

Bev and JimAfter spending a career’s worth of years, slogging through traffic on the lower mainland (Bev, as an elementary school teacher, and James as an aviation technician), we realized a long cherished dream when we moved to Vancouver Island in the summer of 2012.

As children, we had each summered here regularly, and later, had come several times a year, to visit friends and to find that perfect spot, where we could imagine ourselves living and operating a small ‘inn’ when we were finally free to make that choice.  We knew for about a decade that the Cowichan Valley had our names written all over it.  When we finally found the perfect spot, we made our move, and we quite literally have not looked back.

To our guests, whether you’re staying for a week, coming and going independently, and longing for peace and quiet, or are taking advantage of a more hands-on level of service, our goal is that you are comfortable and cared for throughout.  We have tried to anticipate your every need, but please feel free to ask.

We hope our place will be a special one for you to return to.

Cowichan Bay Guest Suites and B&B