Night Owl Farm-stay is now open!


Experience a 100+ acre working farm with cattle, horses, chickens, vegetable gardens and an apple, pear and plum orchard. This is also a haven for birds, deer, otters, rough-skinned newts and long-toed salamanders.

We have two Bed and Breakfast rentals available for you and your family and friends to come and enjoy the farm and explore Salt Spring Island. 

"The Swallow's Nest" is a bright and peaceful self-contained apartment in our Farmhouse. 

The "Barred Owl Cabin" is a forest retreat cabin set back in the woods next to the creek. 

You can relax and enjoy the wildlife on the farm, and get active with us visiting the cows, horses and chickens - collecting eggs and feeding the farm animals.


Night Owl Farm isn't only known for its unique choice of cattle. We also have an eccentric farm stand. Based on a true west coast feel, the farm stand is full of bright, welcoming colours...

   Our Farmstand

See more photos of the farm happenings in our 

PHOTO GALLERY.

Our Story

Night Owl Farm

 

   Our Cattle

The perfect place

for happy cows.

"For me it's all about going back to my roots," Johnston told me. "I grew up next to a Holstein dairy farm north of Toronto – my earliest memories are of that farm. I worked there part-time until I was 16. The farm produced it's own feed and sold grain, as well as its milk production. I remember one year one of the cows had triplets. That got us on the front page of our local paper, me holding one calf, my sister holding another, and Brian Ratcliff holding the third."


The oddly-coloured cows I'd come to see at the Johnston farm were the Belted Galloways. Their contrasting colours had caused me to almost drive off the highway when I first saw them. Surprisingly, they are smaller when you're standing next to them than they look from afar, and the colours are not so clearly defined. The breed is naturally polled – they do not have horns. From far away they look just black and white – you can't see the brown that's also quite predominant. That's because Belties (as this breed is affectionately known around the world) have a double-hair coat that... 

Night Owl Farm breeds and raises Belted Galloway cattle. All of which are fed using grass and hay from our fields. Our sire, affectionately named Clancy, has fathered over twenty calves...