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2019 BC Seafood Festival – June 7-16, 2019

Proudly held in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, since 2006.

The 2019 BC Seafood Festival will be held from June 7 to 16. It’s the largest seafood festival in western Canada!

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2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Events are added on an ongoing basis so check back soon for more!

  • June 11
    • 11:50 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

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • Fanny Bay Oysters Tour

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

      $15 per person

      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.

  • June 12
    • 11:50 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

  • June 13
    • 11:50 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

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • Fanny Bay Oysters Tour

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

      $15 per person

      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.

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

      5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

      $150 per person

       

       40 Knots Winery
  • June 14
    • 11:50 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

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • Shucked! 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
    • 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.

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park — 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC
  • June 15
    • 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!

      Check back for more details including the 2019 featured chefs!

    • BC 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!

      • 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

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park
    • 11:50 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

       Manatee's Royston Hatchery
    • Baked n’ Boiled! Kitchen Party

      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!

       Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox
  • June 16
    • Bounty! 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!

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park — 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC
    • BC 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!

      • 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

       Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

* 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!

Shucked! Canada’s Largest Oyster Bar Happy Hour

June 14

Gala Dinner

June 14

BC Seafood Festival Signature Weekend

June 15 & 16

Ceviche! Ceviche! Ceviche MasterClass!

June 15

Baked n’ Boiled! Kitchen Party

June 15

Bounty! A Brunch Seafood Cookout

June 16

Fanny Bay Oysters Tour

June 11 & 13

Terroir meets Merroir

June 13

Manatee Holdings Tour

June 11 - 15

ACCOMMODATIONS

FREE Signature Weekend Weekend Pass with Stay!

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

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

Call now to book: 1-800-668-7797.
BOOK NOW
Travelodge Courtenay

TRAVELODGE COURTENAY

Call now to book: 1-800-795-9486.
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Holiday Inn

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES

Call now to book: 1-778-225-0010.
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OLD HOUSE HOTEL & SPA

Call now to book: 1-888-703-0202.
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Crown Isle Resort

CROWN ISLE RESORT

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

ANCO INN

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

COMOX VALLEY INN & SUITES

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

RIVER HEIGHTS MOTEL

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

Winners of our 2018 Chef Challenge / Competitions:

Chef Quang Dang of Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar won the $5000 prize at the FortisBC Chef Challenge, with runner up Chef Matthias Fong of River Cafe taking home $1500. Thanks also to Garland Canada and Bargreen Ellingson!

Scott B. of Big Shucker Catering won the Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Competition and a spot at the PEI International Shellfish Festival to compete against the World’s best shuckers. Thanks also to Air Canada and Comox Valley Airport (YQQ).

In the Bremner’s Best Casesar in Town, Zach from The White Whale Restaurant won the $1000 prize. Runner up: Sarah from Blackfin Pub. Thanks to Bremner Foods Ltd. and their new Caesar mix for their support!

Leah Patitucci from Culinary Team BC (and the Pear Tree) took first place in the Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge! She won a spot to compete at the Vancouver Aquarium Chowder Chowdown and Ocean Wise membership for a year.

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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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