Love seafood? Love shellfish? Then you will love this annual event! Taking place throughout the entire Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival, now in its 11th year of running! This is considered to be Western Canada’s largest seafood festival with over 45 spectacular events and tours held by BC’s top chefs and sustainable seafood producers. June is considered to be BC Seafood Month and the Comox Valley is known for being the largest shellfish production area in all of British Columbia.
Some of the most highly anticipated events will include the following:
- Live music and entertainment including Big Little Lions
- Kids Zone with face painting, balloons, and more
- Seafood on Your Plate specials, held by many local restaurants
- BC Seafood Expo Trade Show
- Comox by the Sea Celebration, the biggest tasting and sampling of local seafood and wines
- And much, much more
Accommodations are also available with a special discount – you can get free tickets to the Comox by the Sea Celebration by staying one or two nights at select resorts and hotels from June 17-18. Visit this part of the festival’s website for more details.
A full, official schedule of the many, many events taking place can be found at the official website. Tickets to this event DO sell out very fast, so if there’s an event that catches your eye don’t hesitate to get tickets! They can be purchased on the official website – see below.
Event Name: 2017 BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival
Date: Friday June 9 to Sunday, June 18, 2017
Location: Various venues, Courtenay, Comox Valley
Contact: BC Shellfish Festival
Official website: https://bcshellfishfestival.com/