Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Center of Cobble Hill
Cobble Hill is a small community on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Victoria in the Cowichan Valley Regional District, and is known for its agricultural surroundings, and for Cobble Hill Mountain itself, which gave the village its name. According to the 2016 census, there are 5,019 people living in Cobble Hill.
The town features many hiking trails and paths cover the hills and forests of this area, which is well known for its mountain biking opportunities. More recently the area has become famous for its vineyards, which have won awards for their wines. The settlement was served by the Via Rail Victoria – Courtenay train until Southern Railway of Vancouver Island service was suspended indefinitely in 2011.
- Frances Oldham Kelsey - FDA pharmacologist. Kelsey was most famous as the reviewer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who refused to authorize thalidomide for market because she had concerns about the drug's safety. Her concerns proved to be justified when it was shown that thalidomide caused serious birth defects.