10 unique festivals in Canada you won’t want to miss
Corinne Whiting – 10Best
June 26, 2017
The following is an excerpt from this 10Best article:
BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival | Comox Valley, B.C.
Every June on Vancouver Island, the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival unites friendly locals and lucky visitors in a beautiful Comox Valley setting. Ten days of activities celebrate BC Seafood Month with delectable tastings, marine adventures, producer site tours (watch salmon get candied at Salish Sea Foods and oysters shucked at Fanny Bay), crabbing experiences, chef competitions and more (45-plus events in total).
Savor anchor gatherings like Fresh Fest, the BC Shellfish Growers Association Dinner by the Sea (in a stunning waterside venue) and the final Sunday’s Comox by the Sea Celebration – a full day of food, drink, chef demos and family-friendly fun.
Also enjoy feasts at regional hot spots like The White Whale, Blackfin Pub and Locals (part of Courtenay’s Old House Hotel & Spa, an ideal home base for the fest). While in town, be sure to also visit the bustling Saturday Comox Valley Farmers’ Market.