Celebrate summer at these 10 places in the Pacific Northwest
Corinne Whiting – 10Best
May 29, 2017
The following is an excerpt from this 10Best article:
Celebrate seafood on Vancouver Island
BC Seafood Month seems the perfect time to experience the bounty of Vancouver Island, and from June 9 through 18, the Comox Valley hosts the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada. The BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival means 10 delicious days filled with 45-plus culinary events, shellfish and seafood producer tours, celebrity chef demos, wine pairing dinners and other enticing activities from crabbing experiences to snorkel sessions with seals.
From Seattle, your best travel bets include getting yourself up to wonderful BC capital Victoria (via uber-convenient Clipper, ferry or float plane) and then renting a car for the two-and-a-half hour drive north to towns like Courtenay. Otherwise, from Vancouver, you can car ferry across to Nanaimo or hop flights to Comox/Campbell River from Vancouver Harbour.
Staying in Courtenay gives access to plenty of non-seafood-centric events, too, like outdoor activities aplenty plus charming cafes and local breweries in which to refuel. For the ultimate unexpected treat, try Billy D’s pub dessert lineup; think pecan flan and deep-fried Oreo decadence.