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.
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.
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
Steamed BC Clams with Lemongrass, Garlic and Chilies
West Coast Cioppino
Sablefish with Ginger Yam Puree
COMOX BY THE SEA CELEBRATION!
Sunday, June 16 & 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.
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.
PARTICIPATE IN THE BC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL!
EVENTS, TOURS, & MORE!
There are many ways Chefs, food and beverage businesses, seafood producers, and tourism businesses can get involved and leverage the Festival.
BC SEAFOOD IN THE PARK
June 16 & 17, 11 am - 5 pm
Participate in the main Festival day! Over 2,500 attendees per day enjoy signature events, food booths, beverage booths, interactive displays, chef demonstrations, oyster shucking, chowder competitions and more!
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.
The 2018 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. Opportunities Coming Soon!
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.
For information on events, accommodation specials, and how to get to the Festival, contact the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre:
email: [email protected]
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