2018 Festival Countdown

BC SEAFOOD AND SHELLFISH FESTIVAL

What a shucktastic Festival! Our thanks to all the thousands of visitors who came to participate in the festival, not to mention the incredible sponsors, volunteers, Chefs, restaurants, partners, and most importantly, BC seafood producers! Save the date for the 12th annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, June 8-17, 2018. To read the media coverage from this year’s events, click here.

Click here to view the BC Seafood Month proclamation

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

It’s official; the 2018 BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival will be the largest in its 12 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.

* Events subject to change.

BC SEAFOOD ON YOUR PLATE 2017

Love seafood? These incredible restaurants are presenting BC Seafood on Your Plate features and specials, June 8-17 2018, 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!

Highlights from 2017 BC Seafood on Your Plate Contest

Congratulations, with a total of 526 votes, Ocean7 Restaurant at the Kingfisher Resort & Spa, Courtenay, won the most votes for favourite BC Seafood Restaurant during the 2017 BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival.

Honourable mentions go to the 2nd and 3rd place Restaurants: Blackfin Pub, Comox and Locals Restaurant, Courtenay.

Congratulations to Janice who won the $300 Restaurant Gift Card at her choice of a participating Seafood Restaurant.

BC Seafood on Your Plate - Seafood Recipe Cards

Dungeness Crab and Sablefish Cakes

Ronald St. Pierre

Steamed BC Clams with Lemongrass, Garlic and Chilies

Nathan Fong

West Coast Cioppino

Nathan Fong & Quang Dang

Sablefish with Ginger Yam Puree

Nigel McMeans

COMOX BY THE SEA CELEBRATION!

 Sunday, June 17, 2018
Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

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!

ADMISSION & TASTING TICKETS

A FREE Park and Ride service will be available from (a TBD location) to the event, proudly being provided by Ambassador Shuttle. Two vans will run in a continual loop – the longest wait should be 5-10 minutes; look for the signs at the (TBD location). Riders are not allowed to leave dogs in their vehicles at the Park and Ride.

For cyclists, there will be a bike lock-up as you enter the front of the Filberg grounds.

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.

Best Western

BEST WESTERN, WESTERLY HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE


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Travelodge Courtenay

TRAVELODGE COURTENAY


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Holiday Inn

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES


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OLD HOUSE HOTEL & SPA


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Crown Isle Resort

CROWN ISLE RESORT


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Anco Inn

ANCO INN


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Comox Valley Inn

COMOX VALLEY INN & SUITES


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river heights

RIVER HEIGHTS MOTEL


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Cona Hostel

CONA HOSTEL


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EVENTS, TOURS, COMPETITIONS & MORE! 

There are many ways Chefs, food and beverage businesses, seafood producers, and tourism businesses can get involved and leverage the Festival.

Click here to host an Event or Tour!

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

The 2017 BC Shellfish & 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!

PARTICIPATION PACKAGE FOR BUSINESSES

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

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. Use link below to download the Program Overview and access Application Forms.

BE A BC SEAFOOD 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.

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PLAN 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 info@vivccomoxvalley.com

GALLERY

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the 2016 BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival!

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: info@vivccomoxvalley.com

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THANKS TO OUR 2017 PARTNERS & SPONSORS!