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Announcement: 2020 BC Seafood Festival and Trade Expo Postponed

April 20, 2020


We are saddened to have to announce that the BC Seafood Festival and Trade Expo, originally scheduled June 12-21, 2020, will be postponed due to COVID-19 and the important government measures in place.

The BC Seafood Festival and Trade Expo success is built around the coming together of BC seafood industries, commercial fisheries, aquaculture, suppliers, distributors, industry leaders and government representatives, first nations, dive and harvest sectors, alongside BC Chefs, and importantly the guests and attendees who travel from around the world to attend and participate. In order to ensure the safety of all our partners, staff and event producers, volunteers and guests, we know this is the right decision.

We are actively working to secure late fall dates to host a modified Festival and Trade Expo in 2020, while also planning for the return of the Festival and Trade Expo once again for the regularly scheduled dates of June 11 – 20, 2021. Stay tuned and sign-up for Friends of the Festival notifications to be the first to know about new dates, contests and ticket releases.

For those that have already purchased tickets and/or Trade Show booths and passes, an email will be sent to you shortly in regards next steps. Kindly wait for that email before contacting the Festival and Trade Expo; our thanks in advance for your patience.

Please consider supporting your local BC seafood producers when you can. Look for their products online and in local groceries stores. Stay tuned for news about companies that are open for delivery and a list of local retail stores that carry BC Seafood.

We know this is an incredibly difficult time for everyone in the seafood, tourism and hospitality sectors that contribute so much to the Festival and Trade Expo each year. Our thoughts are with them, our loyal guests, volunteers and all their families.