Dock Days at BC Seafood Festival

DOCK DAYS!

AT COMOX MARINA JUNE 8 & 9, 2019

Join us for Dock Days and Experience

FREE Wharf Tours

FREE Safety at Sea Seminars

FREE Destination Desolation Sound Seminars

FREE Musical Entertainment

The Land & Sea Brewery Beer Gardens

And SO much more!

Come celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the Comox Harbour along with the industries and businesses that call it home! Bring your family and friends for a day of learning, tours, activities, races and more.

A weekend of events and activities include Comox Island Iron, two full days of racing for all paddle disciplines and abilities in the Comox Valley, from OC6 Iron distance races and a brand new long course SUP race, traditional small boat race, and a SUP technical race right off the Pier. Oceanfest Sailboat Stadium Van Isle TT Match Race Series is happening Saturday, cheer on teams of race boats as they battle it out at your feet at the Comox Marina Promenade. Plus explore a range of adventure tours and activities all part of the BC Seafood Festival!

Getting Here & Parking

A free Park and Ride service (provided by Ambassador Transportation) is available from The Views at St. Joseph’s (2137 Comox Avenue, Comox) and will operate June 8 & 9 during Dock Days.

  • Two vans will run in a continual loop — longest wait should be 5-10 minutes; look for the signs at The Views at St. Joseph’s.
  • Riders are not allowed to leave dogs in their vehicles at the Park and Ride location.
  • Site not responsible for lost or stolen goods
  • For accessible vehicles, please have driver drop off guests at the Marina and driver to park accessible vehicle at the park and ride.
  • Bus pick up point at the Comox Valley Views parking lot will be in front of the old emergency entrance that faces Comox Avenue

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Dock Days Activities

Saturday, June 8

Family Fun – Racing Views, Live Music & Beer Garden!

Start of 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 am — MIXED/NOVICE/YOUTH START Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe Races – LEARN MORE

10 am – 5 pm — BEER GARDEN & LIVE MUSIC

10 am — GUIDED WHARF TOUR – REGISTER NOW FOR FREE
Enjoy a guided informative walk of the Fishermans’ Wharf, provided by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority. Learn 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. Free

11 am – WOMEN START Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe Races LEARN MORE

11 am — OCEANFEST SAILBOAT STADIUM RACING  – Van Isle TT Match Race Series – Finals LEARN MORE
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. Live commentary, music and prizes all weekend long.

11:15 am —  SUP LONG COURSE START – Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe RacesLEARN MORE

12:30 pm — SAFETY AT SEA SEMINARREGISTER Free
International yacht training skipper and instructor Derek Harvey, will go over checklists and how to be prepared before heading out on the water. Free

1 pm — MEN’S START – Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe Races –LEARN MORE

2 pm — GUIDED WHARF TOURREGISTER Free
Enjoy a guided informative walk of the Fishermans’ Wharf, provided by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority. Learn 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. Free

2:30 pm – DESTINATION SEMINARREGISTER Free
International yacht training skipper and instructor Derek Harvey will talk about Desolation Sound and give out some local cruising tips. Free

3:30 pm — AWARDS – Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe Races LEARN MORE

Sunday, June 9

10 am — GUIDED WHARF TOUR – REGISTER NOW FOR FREE
Enjoy a guided informative walk of the Fishermans’ Wharf, provided by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority. Learn 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. Free

10 am – 3 pm — BEER GARDEN & LIVE MUSIC

10:30 am — SMALL BOAT START – Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe Races – LEARN MORE

10:45 am — SUP TECHNICAL RACE START – Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe RacesLEARN MORE

11 am — OCEANFEST Continues
Live Music and commentary to great Sailboat racing!

12 pm – K’OMOX FIRST NATIONS COOKING DEMO – Cooking Demo using catch off the boats at the dock.

12 pm — KIDS RACE – Comox Island Iron Outrigger Canoe Races – LEARN MORE

12:30 pm — SAFETY AT SEA SEMINARREGISTER Free
International yacht training skipper and instructor Derek Harvey, will go over checklists and how to be prepared before heading out on the water. Free

12:45pm — AWARDSComox Island IronLEARN MORE

2 pm — GUIDED WHARF TOURREGISTER Free
Enjoy a guided informative walk of the Fishermans’ Wharf, provided by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority. Learn 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. Free

2:30 pm – DESTINATION SEMINARREGISTER Free
International yacht training skipper and instructor Derek Harvey will talk about Desolation Sound and give out some local cruising tips. Free

Adventure Tours & Activities to Enjoy during Dock Days!

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

Discover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

June 7 - 17

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