Time to Seafood Festival


Thank you to the incredible Chefs who helped make the 10th annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival an amazing success. Stay tuned to find out about the 2017 Chef line-up!


Ned Bell

Vancouver Aquarium


Nathan Fong

Fong on Food


Barton Seaver

Chef and Author


Tojo Hidekazu

Tojo's Restaurant


Stay tuned to learn about the over 25 Festival events, competitions and tours that will be announced soon.

BC Seafood Expo

BC Seafood Expo – June 12-13, Filberg Centre, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay

2 days


BC Seafood Expo

BC Seafood Expo – June 12-13, Filberg Centre, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay

2 days

Comox by the Sea Celebration

6 hrs

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

Comox by the Sea Celebration!

Sunday, June 18, 2016
Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

Join celebrity chefs, seafood producers, and educators for a fun-filled day of cooking demonstrations, tasting stations, live entertainment and an oceanside craft beer and wine garden. Don’t miss the always popular Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Championship and Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge.

General Admission $15
*Tasting Tickets $1 each, available inside the event. Tasting prices vary.
*Tickets are non-refundable

Bottle Wayward Distillation Rum

BC Seafood on Your Plate Contest

Drunken Hive Rum from Wayward Distillation House Drunken Hive Rum, a limited edition rum crafted with caramelized BC honey. Only 648 numbered bottles were produced from one bourbon cask in this Single Barrel Release.

Wayward Distillation House offers daily tours and tastings at the distillery.
Come out and try their latest creation – while it lasts!

Funding support provided, in part, by the BC’s Government Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture.



Become a Sponsor

Check out some of the highlights of the Festival and consider how your business may wish to leverage on the growing success of the event.

If you have questions, please contact Karen Bonell, Sponsorship Development or click here for the Official Festival Participation & Sponsorship Package.

Participate in Events, Competitions and more!

There are many ways Chefs, food and beverage businesses, seafood producers and tourism businesses can get involved and leverage the Festival. Click here for full list of business participation opportunities.

BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival Event Participation 2017

Comox by the Sea 2017- Participation Agreement

2017 Shucking Competition Agreement

2017 Chowder Challenge Agreement

Be a BC Seafood Expo Exhibitor

Includes: Expo Pass items PLUS Exhibitor space with table, chairs, and access to power and internet. Download the Exhibitor Registration Form here. If you have an questions, contact Linda Hiemstra.

BC Shellfish & Seafood and Expo Participation Package

Planning Your Festival Getaway

For trip planning, accommodation packages and event tickets call the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre at 1-855-400-2882 or email info@vivccomoxvalley.com

Contact Us

For information on events, accommodation specials and how to get to the Festival, contact the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre,

1-800-400-2882 or 1.250.400-2882 



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Our Platinum Sponsors.

See our full list of sponsors on our sponsor page.