SOLD OUT!

Thank you for joining us in the beautiful Comox Valley, BC for our 2019 Signature Weekend!

2019 BC Seafood Festival – June 7-16, 2019

It’s the largest seafood festival in western Canada! Proudly held in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, since 2006.

           #BCSeafoodFest

SOLD OUT! – All day and weekend passes are sold out!

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • June 7
    • 8:15 am – 4:15 amHomalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - People, Water, Land

      Join this very exclusive, small group experience for a day of bears, marine wildlife and cultural discovery. The onset of spring and summer brings Black Bears and Grizzly Bears down from the coastal mountains to valley floors in their never-ending quest for food. For millennia they have come to Orford Bay in Bute Inlet and the traditional home of the χʷomaɬkʷu (Homalco) First Peoples. The water and land of Bute Inlet provided the Homalco with transportation, food, shelter, medicine and more. Legends were born here and Homalco stories became interwoven with characters representing the creatures with whom they shared the earth and sea. Join us to uncover the stories of the bears, the ǰɛnxʷ (salmon), the χʷomaɬkʷu people and much more. You may even see χawgəs (the Grizzly Bear) or Mexaɬ (Black Bear) while exploring the Orford estuary..

      Book Now!

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

  • June 8
    • Guided Fishing Charter – Island Pursuit Sport Fishing

      Island Pursuit Sport Fishing Charters specializes in full and half day fishing charters.

      Book Now

    • 8:15 am – 4:15 pmHomalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - People, Water, Land

      Join this very exclusive, small group experience for a day of bears, marine wildlife and cultural discovery. The onset of spring and summer brings Black Bears and Grizzly Bears down from the coastal mountains to valley floors in their never-ending quest for food. For millennia they have come to Orford Bay in Bute Inlet and the traditional home of the χʷomaɬkʷu (Homalco) First Peoples. The water and land of Bute Inlet provided the Homalco with transportation, food, shelter, medicine and more. Legends were born here and Homalco stories became interwoven with characters representing the creatures with whom they shared the earth and sea. Join us to uncover the stories of the bears, the ǰɛnxʷ (salmon), the χʷomaɬkʷu people and much more. You may even see χawgəs (the Grizzly Bear) or Mexaɬ (Black Bear) while exploring the Orford estuary.

      Book Now!

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 amComox Island Iron – Mixed/Novice/Youth Start

      Join us for two days of racing for all paddle disciplines and abilities in the Comox Valley. Saturday events include OC6 Iron distance races and a brand new long course SUP race. Sunday will include the traditional small boat race – OC1-2, surfski – and a separate SUP technical race right off the Pier at the Comox Marina Park. We are also hoping to offer a fun race for the kids.

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:45 am – 3:30 pmBC Salmon Farmers Association Public Farm Tours

      Guests will travel through Strathcona Park to Gold River by shuttle to meet the water taxi. You’ll travel in a covered boat through beautiful Nootka Sound to the salmon farm.

      June 8th Sold Out!

    • 10:00 amLand & Sea Tour

      Hosted by Big Animal Encounters and Ambassador Transportation, tours start with all guests meeting at the Comox Harbour, half of the group will head out for a tour of Baynes Sound, with the hopes of encountering some of the large marine sea life that call this area home, while the other half will visit Macs Oysters processing plant to learn all about this delicious shellfish, in the area where the most oysters are produced in Canada! Upon completion of each tour the groups will meet back up and switch places.

      Book Now!

    • 10:00 amGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 11:00 amOceanFest- Sail Boat Stadium Racing // Van Isle TT Match Race Series - Finals

      Stadium racing is the latest and most engaging way to watch a sailboat race, add in the most exciting and performance multi hulled race boats around and you have some great entertainment. Bring the entire family. Free snacks on the pier, live commentary, music and prizes all weekend long.

    • 11:00 amComox Island Iron - Women Start
    • 11:15 amComox Island Iron - SUP Long Course Start
    • 12:30 pmSafety at Sea Seminar
      Make sure you are prepared before going out on the water! International Yacht Training Skipper and Instructor Derek Harvey will go over checklists and get you ready in this free seminar.
      June 8th and 9th – Seminars run from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm each day.

      Register Now for free

    • 1:00 pmLand & Sea Tour

      Hosted by Big Animal Encounters and Ambassador Transportation, tours start with all guests meeting at the Comox Harbour, half of the group will head out for a tour of Baynes Sound, with the hopes of encountering some of the large marine sea life that call this area home, while the other half will visit Macs Oysters processing plant to learn all about this delicious shellfish, in the area where the most oysters are produced in Canada! Upon completion of each tour the groups will meet back up and switch places.

      Book Now!

    • 1:00 pmComox Island Iron – Men’s Start
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25.

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 2:00 pmGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 2:30 pmDestination Seminar - Desolation Sound
      Get cruising in Desolation Sound with these local cruising tips and information from International Yacht Training Skipper and Instructor Derek Harvey.
      June 8th and 9th – Seminars run from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm each day.

      This is a free seminar

      Register Now for free

    • 3:30 pmComox Island Iron - Awards
  • June 9
    • Guided Fishing Charter – Island Pursuit Sport Fishing

      Island Pursuit Sport Fishing Charters specializes in full and half day fishing charters.

      Book Now

    • 8:15 am – 4:15 pmHomalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - People, Water, Land

      Join this very exclusive, small group experience for a day of bears, marine wildlife and cultural discovery. The onset of spring and summer brings Black Bears and Grizzly Bears down from the coastal mountains to valley floors in their never-ending quest for food. For millennia they have come to Orford Bay in Bute Inlet and the traditional home of the χʷomaɬkʷu (Homalco) First Peoples. The water and land of Bute Inlet provided the Homalco with transportation, food, shelter, medicine and more. Legends were born here and Homalco stories became interwoven with characters representing the creatures with whom they shared the earth and sea. Join us to uncover the stories of the bears, the ǰɛnxʷ (salmon), the χʷomaɬkʷu people and much more. You may even see χawgəs (the Grizzly Bear) or Mexaɬ (Black Bear) while exploring the Orford estuary.

      Book Now!

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 10:00 amDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 10:00 am at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25

      Book Now!

    • 10:00 amGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 10:00 amLand & Sea Tour

      Hosted by Big Animal Encounters and Ambassador Transportation, tours start with all guests meeting at the Comox Harbour, half of the group will head out for a tour of Baynes Sound, with the hopes of encountering some of the large marine sea life that call this area home, while the other half will visit an Oyster processing plant to learn all about this delicious shellfish, in the area where the most oysters are produced in Canada! Upon completion of each tour the groups will meet back up and switch places.

      Book Now!

    • 10:30 amComox Island Iron - Small Boat Start
    • 10:45 amComox Island Iron - SUP Technical Race Start
    • 11:00 amOceanFest Continues

      Live Music, Free Snacks on the pier, Live commentary to great Sailboat racing

    • 12:00 pmComox Island Iron - Kids Race
    • 12:00 pmK'omox First Nations - Cooking Demo

      Come and sample some First Nations cooking using the available seafood from the boats at the dock.

    • 12:30 pmSafety at Sea Seminar
      Make sure you are prepared before going out on the water! International Yacht Training Skipper and Instructor Derek Harvey will go over checklists and get you ready in this free seminar.
      June 8th and 9th – Seminars run from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm each day.

      Register Now for free

    • 12:45 pmComox Island Iron - Awards
    • 1:00 pmLand & Sea Tour

      Hosted by Big Animal Encounters and Ambassador Transportation, tours start with all guests meeting at the Comox Harbour, half of the group will head out for a tour of Baynes Sound, with the hopes of encountering some of the large marine sea life that call this area home, while the other half will visit Macs Oysters processing plant to learn all about this delicious shellfish, in the area where the most oysters are produced in Canada! Upon completion of each tour the groups will meet back up and switch places.

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 2:00 pmGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 2:30 pmDestination Seminar - Desolation Sound
      Get cruising in Desolation Sound with these local cruising tips and information from International Yacht Training Skipper and Instructor Derek Harvey.
      June 8th and 9th – Seminars run from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm each day.

      This is a free seminar

      Register Now for free

  • June 10
    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      Picnic lunch included.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

  • June 11
    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 10:00 am – 2:00 pmFanny Bay Oysters Tour

      Two tours per day; 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

      $15 per person

      Book today!

      See how our shellfish get processed and shipped out all over the world!

      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.

      Please wear footwear suitable for possibly wet outdoor conditions, and stairs. We recommend walking shoes.

    • 10:00 amGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 11:00 amManatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

      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.

      $10 per person

      Book a Tour Today!

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 2:00 pmGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
  • June 12
    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      Picnic lunch included.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 11:00 amManatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

      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.

      $10 per person

      Book a Tour Today!

    • 11:30 am – 3:30 pmWine Time

      By Ambassador Tours

      This fun and educational wine tour & tasting provides you with behind the scenes access to some of the Comox Valley’s award winning wineries. Taste locally produced wine made from grapes and fruit, meet the wine makers, and learn how your favourite local wines are produced!

      BUY TICKETS

    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pmSlurp! Gin & Oyster Social

      A true taste of Vancouver Island!

      The ocean, the mountains and the forest paired in a delightful flavour explosion as you slurp local Unruly Gin from Island-grown oysters right in the distillery!

      Enjoy a complimentary Gin cocktail, fresh shucked oysters and Unruly Gin slurped right from shell in a relaxed atmosphere with your closest friends.

      19+ event

      Buy Tickets!

       Wayward Distillation House — 2931 Moray Ave Courtenay, BC V9N 7S7
    • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSeafood Bites and Wine

      Come and celebrate the marriage of Shellfish with some fine local wine by the sea.  Prime Chophouse chef, Kevin McKellar will be crafting a number of delicious seafood appetizers while 40 Knots winery pairs each dish with some of their incredible wines. Money raised goes towards the Charity Nature Conservancy of Canada.

      This is a 19+ event

      Book Now!

       Cascadia Liquor Store — 444 Learwick Road, #200, Courtenay, BC
  • June 13
    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      Picnic lunch included.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 10:00 am – 2:00 pmFanny Bay Oysters Tour

      Two tours per day; 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

      $15 per person

      Book today!

      See how our shellfish get processed and shipped out all over the world!

      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.

      Please wear footwear suitable for possibly wet outdoor conditions, and stairs. We recommend walking shoes.

    • 11:00 amManatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

      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.

      $10 per person

      Book a Tour Today!

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pmTerroir meets Merroir - 40 Knots Winery

      Join us for an intimate long table dinner among the grape vines, where you will experience Old World Elegance with the finest preparation of our New World local products. Chef Alain expertly prepares canapes and courses, perfectly paired with 40 Knot’s award-winning wines. The ultimate experience will feed your mind, body, and soul as you sit back, and experience the ambiance of the vineyard with soft music, professional table service, and flavours that awe you. This exclusive event will sell out quickly so don’t miss out.

      View menu here

      $150 per person

      Buy Tickets!

       

       40 Knots Winery
    • 5:30 pm – 9:30 pmSip & Savour Tour: Presented by Ambassador Tours
      A Comox Valley culinary adventure includes appies and your choice of wine or craft beer at 3 different restaurants in one night. Locations are kept a secret to maximize the fun and excitement.
      Meeting & Drop-Off: Your Hotel/Home Location
      Pick-Up Time: 5:30 PM
      Ticket Includes: 1 Appetizer and 1 glass of wine or craft beer at each location
       
      ***Tour is subject to cancellation due to small group size with 72hours of notice, and full refund***

      Book Now!

  • June 14
    • 8:15 am – 4:15 pmHomalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - People, Water, Land

      Join this very exclusive, small group experience for a day of bears, marine wildlife and cultural discovery. The onset of spring and summer brings Black Bears and Grizzly Bears down from the coastal mountains to valley floors in their never-ending quest for food. For millennia they have come to Orford Bay in Bute Inlet and the traditional home of the χʷomaɬkʷu (Homalco) First Peoples. The water and land of Bute Inlet provided the Homalco with transportation, food, shelter, medicine and more. Legends were born here and Homalco stories became interwoven with characters representing the creatures with whom they shared the earth and sea. Join us to uncover the stories of the bears, the ǰɛnxʷ (salmon), the χʷomaɬkʷu people and much more. You may even see χawgəs (the Grizzly Bear) or Mexaɬ (Black Bear) while exploring the Orford estuary.

      Book Now!

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      Picnic lunch included.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 10:00 amGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 11:00 amManatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

      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.

      $10 per person

      Book a Tour Today!

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 2:00 pmGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 3:30 pm – 6:00 pmShucked! Canada's Largest Oyster Bar Happy Hour
      Kick-off the Festival in style at this premier TGIF happy hour! BC’s most prominent oyster producing families & businesses show off as they shuck perfectly plump, sustainably slurp-tastic oysters at roving, longboard stations.
      Sit back and explore the unique characteristics and flavours of BC’s one-of-a-kind coastline. PLUS the always entertaining Shucker Paddy will join us to show off his Guinness Book of World Records shucking skills!

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park — 61 Filberg Road, Comox, British Columbia
    • 5:30 pm – 9:30 pmCraft Brewery Tour: Ambassador Transportation

      The Comox Valley Cider and Beer Adventure Tour offers beer, cider, spirit and food lovers an experience they will never forget! Our tours include custom air-conditioned transport, knowledgeable guides, tasty snacks, generous tastings and complimentary drinks.

      Pick Up: 5:30 PM at Old House Hotel
      Drop Off: 9:30 PM at Old House Hotel
      Tickets Include A flight or pint at each stop, and more.

      Book Now!

    • 5:30 pm – 10:00 pmSOLD OUT! Gala Dinner by the Sea - Presented by the BC Shellfish Growers Association

      The Gala Dinner is the signature event of the BC Seafood Festival that features top domestic chefs who dazzle guests with an array of seafood tasting stations, set amongst the stunning grounds of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Background music fills the air as guests mingle and talk with the Chefs, seafood producers and enjoy exquisitely prepared seafood.

      This event is SOLD OUT!

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park — 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC
  • June 15
    • 8:15 am – 4:15 pmHomalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - People, Water, Land

      Join this very exclusive, small group experience for a day of bears, marine wildlife and cultural discovery. The onset of spring and summer brings Black Bears and Grizzly Bears down from the coastal mountains to valley floors in their never-ending quest for food. For millennia they have come to Orford Bay in Bute Inlet and the traditional home of the χʷomaɬkʷu (Homalco) First Peoples. The water and land of Bute Inlet provided the Homalco with transportation, food, shelter, medicine and more. Legends were born here and Homalco stories became interwoven with characters representing the creatures with whom they shared the earth and sea. Join us to uncover the stories of the bears, the ǰɛnxʷ (salmon), the χʷomaɬkʷu people and much more. You may even see χawgəs (the Grizzly Bear) or Mexaɬ (Black Bear) while exploring the Orford estuary.

      Book Now!

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pmHelicopter Tours

      49 North Helicopters will be flying tours

      Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th, 2019 – 9am to 6pm at the Courtenay Airpark

      Tours offered:

      City Tour (6 minutes) $49 per person
      Overview of the cities of Courtenay and Comox

      Island Tour (20 minutes) $145 per person
      Magnificent flight around Hornby and Denman Island. Discover their shorelines and explore some of the most beautiful beaches of the coast.

      Comox Glacier Tour (30 minutes) $210 per person
      Stunning mountain flight over the beautiful Vancouver Island Mountain Range to the famous Comox Glacier

      Call to book!

       Courtenay Airpark — 100 20 St, Courtenay, BC V9N 8B1 1-250-926-9292
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:30 am – 11:00 amSOLD OUT! - Ceviche! Ceviche! Ceviche! MasterClass

      Love ceviche but always been a little wary to try your own? Then this is the class for you! Two of the province’s top seafood chefs will let you in on the tricks of their trade for creating a seafood ceviche that will be the talk of countless summer parties to come! Of course, there’ll be samples aplenty to preview some of the “wow” your friends will know once you become a Ceviche Master!

    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:45 am – 3:30 pmBC Salmon Farmers Association Public Farm Tours

      Guests will travel through Strathcona Park to Gold River by shuttle to meet the water taxi. You’ll travel in a covered boat through beautiful Nootka Sound to the salmon farm.

      Book Now!

    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      Picnic lunch included.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 10:00 amGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 10:00 am – 12:00 pmNature Walk at Goose Spit

      Take a guided Beach walk with a Naturalist and learn more about the natural landscape surrounding the ocean and the sea life that lives there. Great for Families!

      Buy Tickets

    • 11:00 am – 5:00 pmBC Seafood Festival Signature Weekend

      The Signature Weekend (June 14 to 16) is the jewel in the crown of the entire Seafood Festival!
      Foodies will love the abundance of fresh BC seafood and local beer, wine and spirits. Music lovers will find plenty to dance to and families can explore and learn all about our very own fascinating Pacific Ocean!

      Saturday Passes (Limited Release & Gate) SOLD OUT! One way left to get a Saturday pass, take The World is Your Oyster MasterClass!

      • Learn to Cook BC Seafood at numerous Celebrity Chef Demos featuring top domestic chefs
      • Take in action-packed competitions including the Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Competition, Best Caesar in Town Competition, and the BC Seafood Festival Chef Challenge, presented by FortisBC and Garland Canada
      • Enjoy BC Seafood Roving Tasting Stations; meet the producers and incredible chefs (items generally cost $1 – $6 per portion)
      • Pair seafood at any of the BC Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit Tastings Stations (Tickets available in advance online or on-site)
      • Enjoy live musical performances while you slurp seafood
      • Explore the Kids Interactive Zone featuring touch tanks & interactive displays

      Signature Weekend Day Events Schedule

      If this is your first time joining us, here’s how Signature Weekend tickets work:

      • Buy a Day or Weekend Pass to join us on-site at the beautiful Filberg Park & Lodge
      • Purchase food vouchers to enjoy the seafood tastings (items range from 1 – 6 vouchers, 1 voucher=$1), online and on-site
      • Drink tickets are sold separately, online and on-site
       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park
    • 11:00 amManatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

      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.

      $10 per person

      Book a Tour Today!

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25.

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 2:00 pmGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pmThe World is Your Oyster MasterClass

      Take the world’s fastest oyster Shucker, Guinness Book of World Record holder Shucker Paddy, add some fresh BC oysters, a grill, some sauce, a bit of spice and some Wayward Gin and what do you end up with? A hands-on cooking class you won’t find anywhere across the 7 seas except at the BC Seafood Festival.

      Join Shucker Paddy and friends and learn the basics of Oysters; The Big 5 Species, understanding their merroir, and more. Guests will roll-up their sleeves and get inside tips on how to buy, handle, shuck and present your favourite Oysters at home to dazzle your friends with your new found skill of shucking and cooking the bi-valve.

      Time: June 15th 4pm-5:30pm

      Tickets: $60, includes a Saturday Signature Weekend Day Pass (11 am – 5 pm) and a souvenir Shucking Knife.
      Pairing Add-on: $30.00 (Wine, Beer and Spirits) includes a signed copy of Shucker Paddy’s Book Oysters 101.

      Buy Tickets

       BC Seafood Festival
    • 4:45 pmComox Valley & Glacier Seaplane Tour

      As you fly over Strathcona Park and the Insular Mountains, take in unforgettable views of the 6,430’ summit of the ancient Comox Glacier.

      Depart from Comox Marina and enjoy aerial vistas of the city of Courtenay, the quaint village of Cumberland and the surrounding Comox Valley.

      Makes a perfect Father’s Day gift!

      35 minute seaplane tour

      $179 Adult, $90 Child

      Book Now!

    • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmBaked n’ Boiled! Kitchen Party - SOLD OUT!

      Break out the fiddles when East-coast meets West at a good old fashioned seafood boil! Simmering pots will chock-full of local shellfish and there’ll be tasty sides to go with. Plus craft-spirit tastings and, of course, plenty of music from The Whiskeydicks!

      This is a 19+ Event. ID required.

      SOLD OUT!

       Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox
  • June 16
    • 8:15 am – 4:15 pmHomalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours - People, Water, Land

      Join this very exclusive, small group experience for a day of bears, marine wildlife and cultural discovery. The onset of spring and summer brings Black Bears and Grizzly Bears down from the coastal mountains to valley floors in their never-ending quest for food. For millennia they have come to Orford Bay in Bute Inlet and the traditional home of the χʷomaɬkʷu (Homalco) First Peoples. The water and land of Bute Inlet provided the Homalco with transportation, food, shelter, medicine and more. Legends were born here and Homalco stories became interwoven with characters representing the creatures with whom they shared the earth and sea. Join us to uncover the stories of the bears, the ǰɛnxʷ (salmon), the χʷomaɬkʷu people and much more. You may even see χawgəs (the Grizzly Bear) or Mexaɬ (Black Bear) while exploring the Orford estuary.

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds. Half day tours take place on our high-speed zodiac, “Pacific Hurricane” plying the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. Light snacks and refreshments. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pmFishing Charter/Day Tour - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a Guided Fishing Trip or Day Tour on the water for 2 people on board a 2018 20Dv Weldcraft 25′ with Desolation Sound Yacht Charters.
      Departing from Comox Marina.
      Picnic Lunch & Soft Drinks included.

      9am-4pm Full Day tour.

      $1000 for 2 people
      8 spots available.

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

       Departs Comox Marina 250-339-4914
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pmHelicopter Tours

      49 North Helicopters will be flying tours

      Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th, 2019 – 9am to 6pm at the Courtenay Airpark

      Tours offered:

      City Tour (6 minutes) $49 per person
      Overview of the cities of Courtenay and Comox

      Island Tour (20 minutes) $145 per person
      Magnificent flight around Hornby and Denman Island. Discover their shorelines and explore some of the most beautiful beaches of the coast.

      Comox Glacier Tour (30 minutes) $210 per person
      Stunning mountain flight over the beautiful Vancouver Island Mountain Range to the famous Comox Glacier

      Call to book!

       Courtenay Airpark — 100 20 St, Courtenay, BC V9N 8B1 1-250-926-9292
    • 9:30 am7 Hour - Big Animal Encounter

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery and a multitude of wildlife encounters which often include; Killer Whales, Humpbacks, Dolphins, Sealions, Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Colourful Seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 9:30 am – 11:00 amBounty! A Brunch Seafood Cookout

      This ain’t your grandma’s Sunday brunch! Grab your besties and come rub shoulders with top seafood chefs as they guide you through the creation of a delicious seafood dish – that you then get to enjoy! And while you work away at all that fun, expert mixologists will be whipping up perfectly paired cocktails to keep the kitchen party going!

      Buy Tickets!

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park — 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pmDay Sail - Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

      Enjoy a day sail in Comox Bay and the Strait of Georgia with an experienced local skipper. The cruising area of Desolation Sound is only a 4-6 hour passage from our charter base. Many experienced yachtsmen regard the Desolation Sound area as not only the most beautiful and varied cruising area in British Columbia but equal to, if not better than, any other area in the world.

      Picnic lunch included.

      10 AM – 4 PM

      $250 per person

      Call to book now!
      250-339-4914

    • 10:00 amGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 10:30 am – 1:30 pmPrime Chophouse & Wine Bar - Shellfish and Seafood Brunch Buffet

      $55 per person
      Enjoy a Seafood Buffet and one signature 40 Knots Winery Mimosa. Other 40 Knots Signature Mimosa’s are available for an additional cost.

      Book now

    • 11:00 am – 5:00 pmBC Seafood Festival Signature Weekend

      The Signature Weekend (June 14 to 16) is the jewel in the crown of the entire Seafood Festival!
      Foodies will love the abundance of fresh BC seafood and local beer, wine and spirits. Music lovers will find plenty to dance to and families can explore and learn all about our very own fascinating Pacific Ocean!

      Buy Tickets!

      • Learn to Cook BC Seafood at numerous Celebrity Chef Demos featuring top domestic chefs
      • Take in action-packed competitions including the Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Competition, Best Caesar in Town Competition, and the BC Seafood Festival Chef Challenge, presented by FortisBC and Garland Canada
      • Enjoy BC Seafood Roving Tasting Stations; meet the producers and incredible chefs (items generally cost $1 – $6 per portion)
      • Pair seafood at any of the BC Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit Tastings Stations (Tickets available in advance online or on-site)
      • Enjoy live musical performances while you slurp seafood
      • Explore the Kids Interactive Zone featuring touch tanks & interactive displays

      Signature Weekend Day Events Schedule

      If this is your first time joining us, here’s how Signature Weekend tickets work:

      • Buy a Day or Weekend Pass to join us on-site at the beautiful Filberg Park & Lodge
      • Purchase food vouchers to enjoy the seafood tastings (items range from 1 – 6 vouchers, 1 voucher=$1), online and on-site
      • Drink tickets are sold separately, online and on-site
       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park
    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiscover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

      Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow our guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. We’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of our favourite places along the way.

      The tour will start at 1:00 pm at the Comox Harbour and will cycle around the coast to 40 Knots and will stop by for a pint and appetizer at the Land & Sea on the way back to the harbour. The tour is $109 for adults and $89 for a child (13-18) with the option to upgrade to an electric bike for $25.

      Book Now!

    • 1:15 pm4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

      Presented by Big Animal Encounters

      Spectacular scenery with wildlife viewing possibilities that may include: Orcas, Sea lions, Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour seals, Colourful seabirds

      Buy Tickets

    • 2:00 pmGuided Wharf Tour

      Enjoy a guided walk of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority Fisherman’s Wharf learning about the commercial fishing industry, stopping at different fishing vessels along the way. Different gear types and fishing methods will be discussed as well as costs associated with being a commercial fisherman and benefits the industry has to the coastal communities. Learn how the fishermen target their species associated with their license and how bycatch is dealt with. Stop at the Pacific Discovery vessel and learn about FishSafe BC‘s Safest Catch program.

      Cost: Free, Registration required. All Ages welcome.

      Book today!

       Comox Harbour Fisherman's Wharf — 121 Port Augusta St, Comox, BC V9M 3N8
    • 4:45 pmComox Valley & Glacier Seaplane Tour

      As you fly over Strathcona Park and the Insular Mountains, take in unforgettable views of the 6,430’ summit of the ancient Comox Glacier.

      Depart from Comox Marina and enjoy aerial vistas of the city of Courtenay, the quaint village of Cumberland and the surrounding Comox Valley.

      Makes a perfect Father’s Day gift!

      35 minute seaplane tour

      $179 Adult, $90 Child

      Book Now!

* Events subject to change.

2019 Ticketed Events

Check out these exciting events that are happening during the BC Seafood Festival! More events and tours coming soon!

BC Seafood Festival Signature Weekend – SOLD OUT!

June 15 & 16

SOLD OUT! – Ceviche! Ceviche! Ceviche MasterClass!

June 15

The World is Your Oyster MasterClass

June 15

SOLD OUT! – Baked n’ Boiled! Kitchen Party

June 15

Bounty! A Brunch Seafood Cookout

June 16

Prime Chophouse & Wine Bar – Shellfish and Seafood Brunch Buffet

June 16

Tours

4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

June 7 - 17

Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

June 8 - 13, 15, 16

7 Hour – Big Animal Encounter

June 8 - 11, 13 - 17

Guided Wharf Tour

June 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16

Manatee Holdings Tour

June 11 - 15

Nature Walk at Goose Spit

June 15

Comox Valley & Glacier Seaplane Tour

June 15 & 16

Helicopter Tours

June 15 & 16

Day Sail – Desolation Sound Yacht Charters

June 10-16

Discover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

June 7 - 17

BC Salmon Farmers Association Public Farm Tours

June 8 & 15

Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours – People, Water, Land

June 7-9, 14-17

ACCOMMODATIONS

Stay at any of these participating Comox Valley hotels during the Festival June 14th or 15th and receive a free weekend pass per person. Book your stay, today!

See additional special offers below.

The Festival has grown extensively and each year, accommodations sell out earlier than the last. Don’t miss the biggest BC seafood event, just because you didn’t book a room! Learn more about how easy it is to get to the Comox Valley here.

Best Western

BEST WESTERN, WESTERLY HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE

Stay June 9th and receive a free ticket for 4-Course Wine Pairing Dinner at Prime Chophouse per person (based on double occupancy).
Call now to book: 1-800-668-7797.

BOOK NOW
Travelodge Courtenay

TRAVELODGE COURTENAY

Stay June 9th and receive a free ticket for 4-Course Wine Pairing Dinner at Prime Chophouse per person (based on double occupancy).
Call now to book: 1-800-795-9486.

BOOK NOW
Holiday Inn

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES

Call now to book: 1-778-225-0010.
BOOK NOW

OLD HOUSE HOTEL & SPA

Stay June 9th and receive a FREE ticket, per registered guest at check-in for an incredible 4-course dinner paired with wines from 40 Knots Winery, at Prime Chophouse. Call now to book: 1-888-703-0202.
BOOK NOW
Crown Isle Resort

CROWN ISLE RESORT

Call now to book: 1-888-338-8439
BOOK NOW
Anco Inn

ANCO INN

Call now to book: 1-877-393-2200.
BOOK NOW
Comox Valley Inn

COMOX VALLEY INN & SUITES

Call now to book: 1-800-811-5955
BOOK NOW
river heights

RIVER HEIGHTS MOTEL

Call now to book: 1-888-873-7022
BOOK NOW

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Contact Us

For information on events, accommodation specials, and how to get to the Festival, contact the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre:
phone: 1-250-400-2882
tollfree: 1-855-400-2882
email: visitorcentre@discovercomoxvalley.com

      

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