January 14-24, 2016 Okanagan Winter Wine Festival Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada The 18th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival. Set in the magnificent alpine setting of Sun Peaks Resort with wine seminars and progressive tastings
February 19-28, 2016 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada An annual celebration since 1945. Events include fireworks, pancake breakfast, beard & moustache contest, hair freezing contest, hockey tournament, snowman building contest, air show, flour packing contest and much more.
April 1-3, 2016 Fraser Valley Food Show 2016 Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada In response to overwhelming consumer demand in the Valley, the Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Experience food both local and international, celebrity chef demonstrations, sausage making competitions with Oktoberfest Entertainment. Cheese and wine seminars with the Dairy Farmers of Canada and Bite of the Valley with participating restaurants. Enjoy some of the best wines, beers and spirits from BC and around the world in the Grapes and Hops tasting pavilion. Find specialized allergen-free foods in the Gluten Free Living area of the show!
April 4-5, 2016 Grocery & Speciality Food West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers conference and trade show.
April 22, 2016 Earth Day - Worldwide Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 28-May 8, 2016 Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada It's been called one of Canada's best small festivals, celebrating the arrival of spring and the waking of the vines with over 100 events throughout the valley.
May 6, 2016 Comforts of Grilled Cheese & Wine Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada Grilled cheese sandwiches are true comfort food that go oh so well with wine. Join Dairy Farmers of Canada and eight British Columbian Wineries as eight different and memorable Canadian grilled cheese sandwiches are served and paired with 16 different wines, this Spring at the Eldorado. Don't forget to shout out the winning combination at the end of this unforgettable event.
May 12-15, 2016 CHFA West 2016 - Vancouver, BC, Canada Canadian Health Food Association annual Conference and Trade Show. The largest trade event in Western Canada for the natural products and organics industries.
June 3-5, 2016 Vancouver Craft Beer Week Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada A celebration of local and international craft brews, featuring more than 50 breweries and activities at over 70 venues throughout the city.
June 3-5, 2016 Annual Tofino Food & Wine Festival Tofino, British Columbia, Canada The main event, Grazing in the Gardens, showcases local culinary talents and British Columbia wines in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens. Benefits several non-profit organizations.
June 9-18, 2016 BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival Comox, British Columbia, Canada The 10th annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival is the largest festival of its kind in British Columbia! Located in the Comox Valley, you can enjoy 10 days filled with culinary events, shellfish and seafood producer tours, celebrity chef demonstrations, winery dinners that celebrate the bounty of the sea, coupled with aquaculture industry workshops, networking events and tradeshow. The festival takes place during BC Seafood Month, the perfect time to showcase seafood excellence! (also: http://bcshellfishfestival.ca )
July 1, 2016 67th Annual Saturna Island Lamb Barbeque Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada Country-fair flavored outdoor picnic celebrating Canada Day. Featuring a LAMB BARBEQUE dinner - hot dogs - refreshments - booths and games all day. Other food options, including vegetarian and ice cream.
July 9-10, 2016 35th Annual Berry Festival Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Celebrate the bounty of one of the world's most beautiful berry producing communities while discovering Historic Downtown Abbotsford during the family friendly country street festival. Top musicians. "Berried" treasure hunt. Pure indulgence in fresh berries, strawberry hotcakes to shortcakes, fresh produce and decadent Canadian to ethnic food creations. Attendance: 30,000.
July 14-17, 2016 Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food & Wine Victoria, British Columbia, Canada The 8th annual festival will be a culinary tourism experience with an extra long weekend of tastings, seminars and events. Benefits The Land Conservancy.
July 16, 2016 Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada A new name, a fresh look! Grab your bikes and come and enjoy the countryside. Meet the local farmers, sample their products and tour their businesses. Cost $10 pp Seventeen and under FREE
July 30, 2016 Food Day Canada 2016 - Nationwide, Canada The largest national food event in the country, encouraging and inspiring people to celebrate local food and community.
August 3-7, 2016 69th Annual Penticton Peach Festival Penticton, British Columbia, Canada Aboriginal cultural village, parade, entertainment, pageant, sand castle competition, square dancing, and midway. Attendance: 75,000.
August 6, 2016 Galiano Island Wine Festival Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada The Annual Galiano Wine Festival will be a fun event for a worthwhile cause; raising money needed to keep the Galiano Health Care Centre serving the community. Unlimited tasting, live music, art exhibitions and plenty of time to talk with wine makers.
August 21, 2016 Grindrod Garlic Festival Grindrod, British Columbia, Canada We will feature local garlic and produce, local artisans, garlic contests, live music and kids’ entertainment all day. The theme of the festival is Homegrown, Homemade, Organic.
August 21, 2016 Annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada The annual ride through one of the most fertile areas in Canada draws over 4,000 cyclists. Participants can fill their baskets with goodies from farms, visit an artisanal vodka distillery, and enjoy live music, meals, and a beer garden. Attendance: 4,000.
August 28, 2016 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Community Celebration From farmer to fisher, from winery to forager, from restaurant to microbrewer, Feast of Fields is celebrates the gastronomic excellence of Vancouver Island.
September 9-10, 2016 Great Canadian Beer Festival Victoria, British Columbia, Canada The Great Canadian Beer Festival has become one of the world's must attend beer events. People from all over the globe seek out Victoria and the GCBF every year; we get brewers from Australia, volunteers from England and beer lovers from all over. (1st weekend after Labour Day)
September 10, 2016 Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada This event is better then ever! 25 Food Trucks with PLENTY of Food! We promise not to run out this time! A lot more Family Friendly activities like Carnival Games and Crafts. Professional Face Painters who can paint way more faces then last time! You don't want to miss this new and improved event. Kids Entertainment from Fire Safety Matt, He was an absolute hit at the last event. Beer Gardens, Live music. $2.00 at the door, kids 13 & under are Free.
September 11, 2016 Annual Hills Garlic Festival New Denver, British Columbia, Canada This year's event will include live entertainment and contests, as well as 160 vendors selling organic garlic products, local art, and great food.
September 11, 2016 11th Annual BBQ OFF The Bypass Langley, British Columbia, Canada Get your tongs, skewers, and smoker racks ready as the 9th annual Well Seasoned BBQ OFF The Bypass event returns. The event is free to the public with live music, unique displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples. Attracting only the best BBQ competitors from North America, BBQ Off the Bypass is the place to be to for some delicious barbecue and live entertainment before summer wraps up. For those with a sweet tooth, the annual Great BC Bake-Off will also take place with three competing categories: fruit pie, open, and butter tarts
September 17-25, 2016 Organic Week - Nationwide, Canada Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. (Also: www.facebook.com/organicweek )
September 29-October 9, 2016 Fall Wine Festival Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada During this festival, experience vineyard tours, lunches, dinners, events and the fall wine harvest. Over 165 events throughout the valley which are focused on wine, food, education and the arts.
September 30-Oct 1, 2016 Savour Cowichan Festival Duncan, British Columbia, Canada The wineries and farms of the Cowichan Valley invite wine and culinary aficionados to their doorsteps to experience the best of the region firsthand.
October 2, 2016 Oliver Festival of the Grape Oliver, British Columbia, Canada Okanagan’s Largest Family Fall Wine Festival. Record crowds expected for 50+ wineries, wine & food pairings, Grape Stomp, Kids Zone + Live Band. Cheer on the Parade of Wineries - Grape Stomping competition - Wine tasting from over 50 Okanagan wineries 'Wine & Food Pairings - NEW!' - Live entertainment - Indoor Art Show - 15 Food Vendors - 60 Trade Vendors - Free parking - Note: Free admission for kids under 19.
October 2, 2016 17th Annual Salt Spring Island Apple Festival - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada The Salt Spring Island Apple Festival is an incredible little community event, attracting about 1500 apple lovers, celebrating the apples (and food) of Salt Spring Island and connecting you with the farms and farmers that produce this very special diversity of tasty, healthy food.
October 4-7, 2016 EAT! Vancouver: Food + Cooking Festival - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Canada's largest consumer food expo featuring hundreds of food, beverage & kitchen goods exhibitors, celebrity chefs, culinary classes, and much, much more. There is something for everyone, and fun for the whole family! The festival is attended by culinary and travel enthusiasts, the media and chefs alike. New hands-on workshops, exclusive guest chef dinners and special events throughout the city. Over 250 exhibitors including celebrity chefs celebrating all things food, drink and cooking.
October 10, 2016 THANKSGIVING DAY CANADA - Nationwide, Canada A day of thanksgiving celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. (2nd Mon. in Oct.)
October 13-27, 2016 Taste of Yaletown Yaletown, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Taste of Yaletown brings together the talents of chefs with culinary treasures in the best dining district in Vancouver, a showcase of tastes, treats, sips and sights. Yaletown kitchens will offer featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings to tempt the most adventurous foodie. With a fresh approach to fixed price menus of $25, $35 and $45 restaurants will offer any combination of food and drink or even special in-house events.
October 14, 2016 Toast to the Coast Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Raise a glass to support the conservation of our oceans. Enjoy gourmet bites prepared by top Ocean Wise restaurants and taste signature B.C. wines during this culinary journey celebrating the conservation of our oceans at Toast to the Coast, presented by CIBC. This year there is more to sip, savour and explore than ever before at Vancouver's favourite fundraising soiree in the newly expanded galleries of the Vancouver Aquarium. An exciting new addition this year is the downstairs after party lounge. Snack on late night bites as you dance the night away to live entertaininment. All proceeds support the Vancouver Aquarium's important research, education and direct action programs that benefit ocean conservation.
October 14-15, 2016 Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival - Whistler, British Columbia, Canada The Whistler Naturalists present the annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. This two-day event includes presentations and guided walks by experts in this field, as well as a gourmet wild mushroom tasting on Saturday.
October 14-16, 2016 Salt Spring Harvest Food & Drink Festival - Salt Spring, British Columbia, Canada Harvest Food and Drink Festival. Celebrate National Organic Week on Salt Spring Island! Our Festival will bring together growers, food providers and chefs from Salt Spring Island and partner them with vintners representing the wine growing regions of British Columbia and the finest Vancouver Island Craft Brewers. Three days of sipping, savouring and living the Salt Spring Island farm-to-table dream!
October 14-16, 2016 8th Annual Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada Don’t miss the Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival with two opportunities to see Taylor Lockwood’s photographic presentation, “Spirits of the Forest”; a guided foray somewhere on the Sunshine Coast; special mushroom meals at various restaurants up and down the Coast; and, of course, our mushroom show in Madeira Park, with ID tables, cooking and dyeing demonstrations, photo contest winners, vendors, and more. The Sunshine Coast Society For The Hunting, Recognition and Observation of Mushrooms (SHROOM) is a dedicated group of people who enjoy pursuing and learning about the myriad fungi found on the British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.
October 15-16, 2016 UBC Apple Festival Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada UBC Botanical Garden. A family event for all ages, celebrating one of British Columbia's favourite fruits, the festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot fun doing it! Taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage apples grown in BC.
October 22, 2016 BC Uncorked: The Art of Food and Wine Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada A Unique BC focused food and wine festival. The event showcases wines from top BC wineries, matched with intriguing foods provided by some of the best local restaurants and cafes. This season we are thrilled to partner with Ride2Survive in hosting BC Uncorked, which is in its 10th season. The Ride2Survive is a non-profit society registered in British Columbia that operates a one-day cycling event from Kelowna to Delta to raise funds for cancer research as an Independent Fundraising Event for the Canadian Cancer Society.
October 22-23, 2016 Art of the Cocktail Victoria, British Columbia, Canada If you like cocktails, want to learn tips, tricks and recipes from the pros or if you just want to sample, come check out the Art of The Cocktail! Held at various venues in Victoria.
October 28-29, 2016 5th Annual Harrison Beer Festival Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada Our Festival is unique in that it includes three separate events all related to Beer. The Cask night is a night of friendly competition with unique casks on tap. The actual Harrison Beer Festival brings 20 of the finest micro breweries in BC to the shores of Harrison Lake for a unique opportunity of sampling or tasting a wide range of craft-brewed beers in a variety of different styles by various brewers. Finally we end our festival with the most famous of all beer celebrations Oktoberfest where we will have authentic Oktoberfest style beer on tap and a great Oktoberfest Band to keep the polka's going till the wee hours.
October 30, 2016 Vancouver Mushroom Show Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Vancouver Mycological Society. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Floral Hall, Van Dusen Botanical Garden.
November 6, 2016 Richmond Mushroom Show Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Mushrooms are Everywhere! The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. Also we have displays, speakers, slide shows, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification!
November 10-20, 2016 Cornucopia, Whistler’s Food & Drink Festival Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Celebrate gourmet food coupled with fine wine in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Sit in on fascinating seminars with wineries, critics and wine professionals, or attend Winemaker Dinners where sumptuous multi-course meals are paired with a variety of wines. Swirl, sniff, & sip a selection of vintages at various tasting events, take a Chef's Trip to the Farm, or make the scene at our renowned after-parties and brunches.
November 18-19, 2016 Clayoquot Oyster Festival Tofino, British Columbia, Canada A celebration of the abundance & beauty of the sea--in Clayoquot Sound, oysters give us lots to celebrate about.
November 20, 2016 Annual Women & Wine Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada We regret to inform you that our annual Women & Wine event WILL NOT TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR due to on-site renovations.
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September 23-24, 2017 Salmon & Mushroom Festival Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada Salmon and Mushrooms, a perfect combination. Celebrate the 'Wild Edible' treats of the Cowichan Valley. Mushroom identification/sales, slide shows, vendors, cooking demonstrations, salmon barbecue, delicious soups and other refreshments as well as guided tours in the local forests.
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April 12-June 14, 2015 Baker’s Market Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada The Baker's Market is back...mark your calendar for February 16, 23, March 2, 9, April 20, 27 & May 4 at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. The Baker's Market welcomes baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommies & budding entrepreneurs who are keen on selling sweet & savoury baked goodies to the local community.
May 2, 2015 Bacchanalia Food & Wine Festival Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada Experience over 200 wines from over 50 different wineries and Executive Chef Chris Remington's culinary masterpieces at the 20th annual Bacchanalia event. Tickets on sale now at the Penticton Lakeside Resort front desk or by calling 250-493-8221. Cocktail attire strongly encouraged.
May 30, 2015 Spilli Chili Cookoff Festival 2015 Spillimacheen, British Columbia, Canada The Spilli-Chili Cookoff (Spilli-Chili Cookoff Festival Ltd.) is cancelled indefinitely, until further notice.
September 13, 2015 Annual Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival Richmond, British Columbia, Canada We’re sorry to announce that the 2015 Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival has been cancelled, so that we may work on making the event bigger and better for 2016. Please check back to see what we will have in store for you next year!
September 19, 2015 6th Annual Lillooet Harvest Festival Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada We are busy working on plans for the 6th festival. We are going to have more farmers, more chefs, more food in addition to the delicious wine, beer & spirits. Don't miss this awesome event.
September 25-27, 2015 Greek Food Festival Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Celebrating its 38th year! Join us at the Hellenic Community Centre for great food, great music and dancing!
September 26, 2015 Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada This event is better then ever! 20 Food Trucks with PLENTY of Food! We promise not to run out this time! A lot more Family Friendly activities like Carnival Games and Crafts. Professional Face Painters who can paint way more faces then last time! You don't want to miss this new and improved event. Kids Entertainment from Fire Safety Matt, He was an absolute hit at the last event. Beer Gardens, Live music. $2.00 at the door, kids 13 and under are Free.
October 3, 2015 4th Annual Garlic Festival Oliver, British Columbia, Canada Join us October for local garlic growers, artisan crafters, food carts, live entertainment and more! This family friendly event is in support of the Oliver Elementary School Farm to Table lunch program. Admission is by donation to the program and the festival runs from 11am to 4pm.
October 17, 2015 Minter Country Garden Apple Fest Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada Join us for Apple Fest and celebrate this fantastic, healthy, and plentiful fruit! 9am - 2pm. Fun for the whole family including: An apple care seminar with Brian, fresh fruit juicing by the 'Mobile Juice Factory', gourmet apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, fresh baked apple specials in our Callicarpa Cafe and plenty of Okanagan apples available for purchase. Just Added: Apple tasting - over 20 varieties! All Apple Trees 33% off
October 17, 2015 14th Annual Grand Food & Wine Festival - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada With over 25 Wine Representatives, there are over 600 different bottles of wine to be tasted. As always, the food is spectacular with our Executive Chef creating a feast that is talked about year after year. Tickets are on sale NOW! Purchase in advance only at the Front Desk.
October 18-19, 2015 Connect: Food+Drink+Lodging Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada The BC Foodservice Expo and BC Hospitality Industry Expo are merging to offer you the best opportunity to connect with all sectors of BC’s hospitality industry. Join thousands of food, drink, and lodging decision makers for what will be British Columbia’s biggest foodservice and hospitality industry event.
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January 11-19, 2014 North Okanagan Wine Country Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Throughout Sun Peaks, five restaurants will feature special menus featuring British Columbian wines. It is an informal way to ease yourself into the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival. Come and experience the creativity of our chefs married with our region's wines. Sun Peaks Wine and Dine is held nightly during the festival and advance tickets are not required. Simply visit a participating restaurant in the alpine village to see the Wine and Dine menu. Reservations are recommended.
July 12-13, 2014 Nanaimo Barbecue Festival Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada With thousands of people and BBQ teams from across North America you are sure to have a weekend you will not soon forget. The KCBS sanctioned event will include live music, street food vendors, Summer Fun Expo and Family Fun Zone. We will be raising money for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation with a Rib Eating Contest.
August 1-3, 2014 - Bull's Eye Canadian National BBQ Championships Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships at Dusty's Bar & BBQ in Whistler Creekside. The Canadian National BBQ Championships competition is the highlight of the Pacific Northwest's competitive BBQ circuit.
September 14, 2014 3rd Annual Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival Richmond, British Columbia, Canada We’re sorry to announce that the 2015 Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival has been cancelled, so that we may work on making the event bigger and better for 2016. Please check back to see what we will have in store for you next year!
October 3-26, 2014 Salute to the Sockeye: Adams River Salmon Run 2014 Squilax, British Columbia, Canada Every 4th year during September & October, the banks of the Adams River becomes the scene of a natural miracle. The normally quiet waters of the 12 km river turn turbulent & crimson as over 2 million sockeye salmon - returning from a journey that takes them far out into the ocean - pour into their home waters to spawn & to die. Their arrival is welcomed by the "Salute to the Sockeye" a pageant which draws visitors to the Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, a section of the river dedicated to the famous British Columbia fly fisherman, naturalist and author.
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February 9, 2013 Victoria Tea Festival Victoria, BC, Canada THE VICTORIA TEA FESTIVAL FOR 2014 HAS BEEN CANCELED.
July 6-14, 2013 Summer Wine Festival Okanagan, BC, Canada Enjoy gourmet meals, wine education seminars, a unique consumer wine tasting and a wide variety of on-mountain activities.
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July 7-8, 2012 Organic Islands Festival Victoria, BC, Canada Festival Cancelled
July 21, 2012 8th Annual Summerfest Delta, BC, Canada Wellbrook Winery's Summerfest includes a blueberry festival, outdoor market, classic car & motorcycle show, food vendors, quilt display, model railway display, Orphaned Wildlife Society booth, and entertainment. Be sure to watch for our big Mr. Blueberry mascot roaming the grounds!
August 11-12, 2012 Pender Harbour Garlic Festival Pender Harbour , British Columbia, Canada Festival no longer in operation.
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January 19-23, 2011 Winter Icewine Festival Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada From wine masters dinners, to educational seminars and a unique progressive tasting, this is a memorable weekend in the making.
July 2-August 2, 2011 3rd Annual Comox Valley 30 Day Local Food Challenge Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada Come feast on the bounty of the Comox Valley at Showcase restaurant events. Learn to can. Kids Programs. Take in a cooking demo. Visit a farm. Sip on wine. Meet a farmer. Feast on Shellfish. Something happening evey day!
September 22, 2011 7th Annual Chef Meets Grape Tasting Event - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada The largest annual tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver, over 75 BC wineries will be sharing their new fall releases, delectably paired with inspired dishes from 12 top Ocean Wise partner restaurants.
November 26, 2011 Gallery 2: Grand Forks Art & Heritage Centre - Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada This pre-holiday season event features some of the best BC wines, ciders and brews plus sumptuous selection of appetizers and treats. Local food producers will be on hand to demo their organic and locally made products. The 100 year old court house will be festooned in Christmas finery and provides an elegant venue.
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November 12-13, 2010 Gingerbread Creations Competition & Marketplace - Vancouver, BC, Canada Bring the family and enjoy a stroll through the festive competition display and Marketplace featuring local vendors and artisans from Metro Vancouver’s community.