Festival Countdown

BC SEAFOOD AND SHELLFISH FESTIVAL

It’s shucktastic! Western Canada’s largest seafood festival boasts over 45 spectacular events and tours, top British Columbia chefs & sustainable seafood producers. It is held each June during BC Seafood Month, in the beautiful seaside region of the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, the largest shellfish producing area in British Columbia. Stay tuned as more events, tours and participating chefs are announced daily.

#BCShellFest

MEET THE CHEFS

A growing list of renowned Chefs are celebrating & presenting the best of BC seafood during the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival! Learn more about these top chefs here.

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Ned Bell

Ocean Wise

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Nathan Fong

Fong on Food

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Pino Posteraro

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

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Angus An

Maenam

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Chris Whittaker

Forage

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Nigel McMeans

Blackfin Pub

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Ronald St. Pierre

Locals Restaurant

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Taryn Wa

Savoury Chef Foods

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Alex Chen

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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John McManus

Vancouver Fish Company

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Geoff Rogers

Savoury Chef Foods

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Tyler Parker

Steamship Grill & Bar

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Injenika Wilson

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Chance Wilke

Avenue Bistro

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Chris Andraza

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

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Jinhee Lee

Foreign Concept

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Duncan Ly

Foreign Concept

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Siddharth Choudhary

Siddhartha's Indian Kitchen

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Trevor Bird

Fable Kitchen

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Tim Gilleland

The Prime Chophouse

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Kevin Frisch

Toscanos Mediterranean Grill

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Nick Nutting

Wolf in the Fog

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Brock Bowes

RauDZ Regional Kitchen

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Nyle Petherbridge

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

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Darren MacLean

Shokunin

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Rod Butters

RauDZ Regional Kitchen

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

It’s official; the 2017 BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival will be the largest in its 11 year history; events are being added here daily, and tickets will sell quickly. Interested in one of these events? It sounds cliché, but take our word for it – tickets do sell quickly and many events and tours will sell out.

Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $189; Child: $149

Deep Water Oyster Farm Tour with Chef

Book Here

Learn about growing, preparing and eating oysters on a 3.5 hour boat trip. We will cruise down Baynes Sound to an oyster farm. They will give a 20-minute presentation on oyster farming. Holliewood Oysters will also supply us with their product for the Chef on board to prepare for tasting.

3.5 hours

288 Gladstone St, Comox

$68 per person

Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $129; Child: $109

Fresh Fest

Purchase tickets here

Top Chefs. Fresh Farm-Raised BC Seafood. Energizing Musical Tones.

As one of the signature events for the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, Fresh Fest features unique culinary creations that showcase seafood sustainably raised in B.C., which will be perfectly paired with B.C. VQA wine to highlight the best of B.C.'s ample bounty.

Taking place at Coastal Black Winery - an award winning 600 acre fruit winery on the outskirts of the beautiful Comox Valley - Fresh Fest will feature an all-star line-up of the country's top-level chefs including:


Jinhee Lee

2017 Gold Medal Plates Champion - Jinhee Lee (Foreign Concept, Calgary)

2010 and 2013 Gold Medal Plates Champion, Silver & Bronze Medalist in 2008, 2009, 2012 - Duncan Ly (Foreign Concept, Calgary)

2017 and 2012 Top Chef Canada Competitor - Trevor Bird (Fable Kitchen, Vancouver)


  • Renowned Chef and Cookbook Author Rod Butters (RauDZ Regional Kitchen, Kelowna)
  • 2015 Chopped Canada Winner Brock Bowes (RauDZ Regional Kitchen, Kelowna)
  • Celebrity Chef Ned Bell (Vancouver Aquarium, Ocean-Wise, Vancouver)
  • Chef Nick Nutting (Wolf in the Fog, Tofino)
  • Chef Ronald St. Pierre (Locals Restaurant, Courtenay)
  • Chef Siddharth Choudhary (Siddhartha's Indian Kitchen, Vancouver)
  • Chef Darren MacLean (Shokunin, Calgary)

Guests will have the opportunity to personally interact with the chefs at each station, while enjoying the incredible musical talents of local B.C. musician, Ari Neufeld.

This is a 19+ event and ID will be required.

3.5 hours

Coastal Black Winery - 2186 Endall Road, Black Creek

$99.50 per person

Caesar Competiton

This annual Caesar Competition brings together the best mixologists to compete for the title of Best Caesar in Town, as part of the 11th annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival. Come enjoy drink specials, buck-a-shuck oysters and more at the White Whale Restaurant, Courtenay!

Caesars will be judged on appearance, taste, garnish and of course shellfish & seafood relevance!

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White Whale Restaurant, Courtenay

Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $189; Child: $149

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Salmon Capital Seafood Taste

Showcasing the talents of B.C.'s chefs, the Salmon Capital Seafood Taste is a new addition to the BC Seafood Festival - expanding the festivities into Campbell River for the first time!

Featuring chef-inspired food stations with variety of B.C.'s fresh farm-raised fish, this event has something for everyone and is open to the public for a minimum donation of $5/person. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.

3.5 hours

Spirit Square, Campbell River

On Farm Safety & Traceability Program Session

Register here

Presented by Excel Career College

Funding is now available to help you meet emerging national and international food safety and traceability standards and requirements, helping you to gain access to new markets and retain and expand your existing markets.

This information session will present full program details including what the program is about, how to apply, what funding is available and what else to expect.

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Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $129; Child: $109

BC Seafood Expo Trade Show

Register here

June 12

7 hours

Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

$10 per person

BC Seafood Expo

BC Seafood Expo – June 12-13,

Filberg Centre, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay

2 days

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Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Terry O’Reilly Keynote Plenary Session – Marketing BC Seafood

Register here

Terry O'Reilly is a broadcast producer and personality, best known as the host of the CBC Radio One series O'Reilly on Advertising, The Age of Persuasion, and most recently Under the Influence.

Read more here

90 mins

Sid Williams Theatre

$20 per person

Salish Sea Foods Tour

Book Here

Shellfish Production: Customers will have a 20-minute tour the daily production of a small seafood processing facility with the opportunity for a question and answer period. Tour participants will be able to taste a variety of smoked salmon products and leave the facility with 1/2lb of frozen smoked salmon candy, and one can of smoked salmon pate.

1 hr

Salish Sea Foods, 820 Shamrock Pl, Comox

$10 per person

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

Register Here

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Free, but have to register

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

BC Seafood Expo Trade Show

Register here

June 13

7.5 hours

Florence Filberg Centre & Native Sons Hall

$10 per person

BC Seafood Expo

BC Seafood Expo – June 12-13

Filberg Centre, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay

2 days

various

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Salish Sea Foods Tour

Book Here

Finfish Production: Customers will have a 20-minute tour the daily production of a small seafood processing facility with the opportunity for a question and answer period. Tour participants will be able to taste a variety of smoked salmon products and leave the facility with 1/2lb of frozen smoked salmon candy, and one can of smoked salmon pate.

1 hr

Salish Sea Foods, 820 Shamrock Pl, Comox

$10 per person

Ned Bell Keynote Plenary Session – Farmed & Wild Fish, It’s All Seafood

Register here

Long-time sustainable seafood ambassador Ned Bell is the Ocean Wise executive chef at Vancouver Aquarium. Bell’s cooking philosophy is "globally inspired and locally created". His love of sport, travel and adventure have taken him around the world, creating memorable experiences and cooking up a storm along the way.

Read more here

75 mins

Sid Williams Theatre

$20 per person

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

Register Here

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Free, but have to register

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Crabbing Experience

Book Here

Enjoy this 3-hour boat trip and learn how to catch and prepare crab. This tour is a mix of adventure and culinary treats. As we cruise around the local waters, we will point out the marine life and historic sites that grace our area. Our recreational crab traps will be pulled onboard with the hope of catching Dungeness Crab. Any legal keepers will be prepared by the local chef to go with the meal that is part of this trip.

3 hours

$95 per person

Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $189; Child: $149

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Salish Sea Foods Tour

Book Here

Finfish Production: Customers will have a 20-minute tour the daily production of a small seafood processing facility with the opportunity for a question and answer period. Tour participants will be able to taste a variety of smoked salmon products and leave the facility with 1/2lb of frozen smoked salmon candy, and one can of smoked salmon pate.

1 hr

Salish Sea Foods, 820 Shamrock Pl, Comox

$10 per person

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

Register Here

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Free, but have to register

Macs Oysters Beach Tour

Book Here

Come for a beach walk on Ships Point to see the different farming practices. Enjoy nature and the fresh air! Bring boots as will be foraging the beach the local delicacies!

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$15 per person

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Seafood & Wine Pairing

Toscano’s Mediterranean Grill is partnering up with 40 Knots Estate Winery to bring you a delicious seafood and wine pairing event. Stay tuned for more details!

1 hr

Cascadia Liquor Store

$15 tickets coming soon

BC Salmon Farm Association Tour

Book Here

Come and learn more about our fish, our farms and sustainable salmon farming through our public tour program. Learn about how we are helping to meet the world’s growing demand for salmon, while protecting our natural environment.

6 hrs

depart from Campbell River Cabs located at 1500 Island Hwy (behind the Quinsam Hotel)

$60 per person

Snorkeling with Seals Tour

Book Here

June 11 and 18 SOLD OUT!

Ready to get up close and personal with a Rockfish? Maybe even a huge Lingcod, or how about a seal? Well, you don’t need any experience to join in on our family-oriented Vancouver Island Snorkeling Adventures. We provide all the necessary equipment and visit popular sites where the resident populations of seals and other marine animals love to interact with snorkelers.

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Adult: $129; Child: $99

Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $129; Child: $109

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Salish Sea Foods Tour

Book Here

Finfish Production: Customers will have a 20-minute tour the daily production of a small seafood processing facility with the opportunity for a question and answer period. Tour participants will be able to taste a variety of smoked salmon products and leave the facility with 1/2lb of frozen smoked salmon candy, and one can of smoked salmon pate.

1 hr

Salish Sea Foods, 820 Shamrock Pl, Comox

$10 per person

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

Register Here

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

tba

Free, but have to register

Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Book Here

Fanny Bay is home to the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters; growers, processors, and exporters of farm-raised Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Head down to this tiny oceanside community and take a tour of the Fanny Bay Oyster processing plant.

1 hr

8260 Island Hwy S, Fanny Bay

$15 per person

Gin & Oysters Happy Hour

$20 tickets coming soon

Location: Wayward Distillation House

Choose your own venture at this exclusive gin & tonic bar. Locally distilled Unruly Gin made from BC honey, paired with Kusshi Oysters of Stellar Bay Shellfish. Learn why Kusshi oysters are known as “cocktail oysters”. Discover how their grown and a little bit about some of the people, places, and processes that create these wonderful little mini kusshi gin & tonics. Stay tuned for more details!

2 hours

Wayward Distillation House

$20 tickets coming soon

White Whale Shellfish Festival Collaboration Dinner

Details coming soon!

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Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $189; Child: $149

Salish Sea Foods Tour

Book Here

Shellfish Production: Customers will have a 20-minute tour the daily production of a small seafood processing facility with the opportunity for a question and answer period. Tour participants will be able to taste a variety of smoked salmon products and leave the facility with 1/2lb of frozen smoked salmon candy, and one can of smoked salmon pate.

1 hr

Salish Sea Foods, 820 Shamrock Pl, Comox

$10 per person

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

Register Here

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

tba

Free, but have to register

Crabbing Experience

Book Here

Enjoy this 3-hour boat trip and learn how to catch and prepare crab. This tour is a mix of adventure and culinary treats. As we cruise around the local waters, we will point out the marine life and historic sites that grace our area. Our recreational crab traps will be pulled onboard with the hope of catching Dungeness Crab. Any legal keepers will be prepared by the local chef to go with the meal that is part of this trip.

3 hours

$95 per person

BC Salmon Farm Association Tour

Book Here

Come and learn more about our fish, our farms and sustainable salmon farming through our public tour program. Learn about how we are helping to meet the world’s growing demand for salmon, while protecting our natural environment.

6 hrs

depart from Campbell River Cabs located at 1500 Island Hwy (behind the Quinsam Hotel)

$60 per person

Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $129; Child: $109

Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book Here

We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

1340 Island Hwy, Campbell River

Adult: $189; Child: $149

Comox by the Sea Celebration

Book Here

6 hrs

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

Super Early Bird: $10

EVENTS & TOURS

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Fresh Fest

June 10

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Half Day Wildlife Tour

June 10, 12, 15, 17

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Snorkeling with Seals Tour

June 15

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Full Day Wildlife Tour

June 9, 11, 14, 16, 18

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Oyster Farm Tour & Cruise

June 9

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Fanny Bay Oysters Tour

June 11 - 15

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BC Salmon Farm Tour

June 15 & 17

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Caesar Competiton

June 11

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Salish Sea Foods Tour

June 12 - 15

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Comox by the Sea

June 18

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Manatee Holdings Tour

June 12 - 16

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Crabbing Experience

June 13 & 16

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Macs Oysters Beach Tour

June 14

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Gin & Oysters Happy Hour

June 15

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Seafood & Wine Pairing

June 14

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Salmon Capital Seafood Taste

June 11

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On Farm Safety & Traceability Program Session

June 11

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Terry O’Reilly Keynote Plenary Session – Marketing BC Seafood

June 12

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Ned Bell Keynote Plenary Session – Farmed & Wild Fish, It’s All Seafood

June 13

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BC Seafood Expo Trade Show

June 12 & 13

BC SEAFOOD ON YOUR PLATE

Love seafood? These incredible restaurants are presenting BC Seafood on Your Plate features and specials, June 9-18, in celebration of BC Seafood Month. While dining, don’t forget to pair incredible BC Wines, Spirits and Craft beers with your sustainable seafood experiences!

Participating Restaurants:

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Locals

Courtenay

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Forage

Vancouver

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Fong on Food

Vancouver

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Blackfin Pub

Comox

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Savoury Chef Foods

Vancouver

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The Pointe Restaurant

Tofino

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Steamship Grill & Bar

Victoria

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Martine’s Bistro

Comox

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Blue Water Cafe

Vancouver

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The Vancouver Fish Company

Vancouver

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Toscano’s Mediterranean Grill

Comox

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Ocean7 Restaurant and AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar

Courtenay

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The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar

Courtenay

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Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar

Victoria

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Avenue Bistro

Comox

COMOX BY THE SEA CELEBRATION!

Buy Tickets Now!

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

Super Early Bird Rate – $10 per person! Until May 15
Early Bird Rate – $15 per person! Until June 16
Gate Rate – $20 per person! June 18
*Tasting Tickets $1 each, available at the event. Tasting prices vary.
*Tickets are non-refundable

See more seafood! This year’s Comox by the Sea Celebration promises a bigger bounty of seafood sampling with more tasting stations and chefs than ever before!

Things to do

Celebrity Chef Demos

  • Celebrity Chef Nathan Fong will be hosting the Comox By The Sea seafood demonstrations, as well as showcasing his own skills. Demonstrations and recipes are provided by the following Vancouver Chefs: Pino Posteraro from Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill; Angus An from Maenam; Taryn Wa from Savoury Chef Foods; and Chris Whittaker from Forage.

Shellfish and Seafood Tasting Booths

  • Sample the best of British Columbia’s award-winning shellfish and seafood producers and restaurants. Stay tuned for a complete list of tasting booths!

Educational and Interactive Booths

  • Bring the whole family and learn all about our amazing shellfish and seafood industry. Stay tuned for a complete list of educational and interactive booths!

Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Championship

  • International shucking sensation and Guinness Book of World Records holder, Shucker Paddy, will be emceeing the Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Championship and providing interactive demonstrations throughout the day. The winning shucker will be awarded a trip to the Prince Edward Island Shellfish Festival to compete in the Raspberry Point International Oyster Shucking Championship!

Oceanwise Chowder Challenge

  • Cheer on Chefs as they compete for the title of ‘Best Chowder’. Public tastings provided. The winning participant will be awarded a trip to Vancouver to compete in the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown!

BC Craft Beer & Wine 

  • Enjoy delicious craft beer and BC wine booths throughout the event grounds

Live Entertainment

  • Stay tuned for artist lineup!

Kids Zone

  • Face painting, balloon animals, and more!

Getting here

  • Driving: A FREE Park and Ride service is available from Brooklyn Elementary School (1290 Guthrie Rd) to the event, proudly being provided by Ambassador Shuttle. Two vans will run in a continual loop — longest wait should be 5-10 minutes; look for the signs at Brooklyn. Riders are not allowed to leave dogs in their vehicles at the Park and Ride location.
  • Cyclists: There will be a bike lock-up provided by Comox Valley Cycle Coalition by donation as you enter the front of the Filberg grounds.
  • There is no parking on the event site and very limited parking in the surrounding area — please plan accordingly.

Additional Info

Purchasing Food, Beer and Wine Tickets

  • Food tasting tickets are $1 each (tastings range from $1 – $6)
  • Beer and Wine tickets will be available on site.
  • The event is a CASH ONLY event. There will be an ATM onsite.

No dogs are permitted on the grounds, as per the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park regulations.

Chef Demonstrations Just Announced!

Photo of Nathan Fong

Nathan Fong

Fong on Food

Pino Posteraro

Cioppino's

Angus An

Maenam

Taryn Wa

Savoury Chef Foods

Chris Whittaker

Forage

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

GET FESTIVAL TICKETS FOR FREE with the COMOX BY THE SEA CELEBRATION PACKAGE!

Stay for one or two nights on the weekend of June 17-18, 2017 and get tickets to the Comox by the Sea Celebration! To book your Comox by the Sea Package, follow the instructions below. See you at the Festival!

A range of excellent accommodation options are available to festival attendees. Remember, as the festival has grown, so too has the demand for overnight accommodations – don’t delay in booking your stay!

All Festival rates are based on double occupancy, taxes extra, subject to availability.

PARTICIPATE

Participation Package

Businesses that want to gain exposure by leveraging western Canada’s largest seafood festival, and a whopping $350k marketing campaign, should click here to view the Official Festival Participation & Sponsorship Package.

 

Festival – Advertising Opportunities

The 2017 BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival offers outstanding advertising opportunities that speak directly to your market. Whether you’re an aquaculture industry or tourism-based business, our comprehensive media partner list offers prime advertising space in publications that can increase exposure and improve your brand awareness at rates only buying power can achieve. Leverage the power of partnerships today!

To learn more, view the advertising opportunities here.

 

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 below for participation forms:

Host an Event or Tour – Participation Agreement

Comox by the Sea – Participation Agreement

Shucking Competition – Participation Agreement

Chowder Challenge – Participation Agreement

BC Seafood on your Plate – Participation Agreement

 

Visiting Media Hosting Program

Media on approved assignment are encouraged to apply for the Visiting Media Hosting Program to become an accredited media during the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival and the BC Seafood Expo. Click here to review the Program Overview and access Application Forms.

 

Be a BC Seafood Expo Exhibitor

Includes: Expo Pass items PLUS Exhibitor space with table, chairs, and access to power and internet. Click here to register as an exhibitor. If you have any questions, contact Linda Hiemstra.

2017 BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival Master Participation Agreement

 

Planning Your Festival Getaway

To learn how to get to the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, click here.

For trip planning, accommodation packages and event tickets call the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre at 1-855-400-2882 or email [email protected]

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