An incredible variety of climates across British Columbia create the perfect growing environments for a bounty of locally produced food and drink to enjoy and pair with the top golf courses in British Columbia to create a golf and culinary masterpiece. To celebrate, a number of festivals “sprout up” during the harvest period and can be enjoyed while on your next golf vacation.
Victoria – Culinare Victoria – March 26, 2020
Culinaire Victoria offers a selection of the most unique restaurants and purveyors of fine food and beverage our region offers. Featured culinary presenters serve their inspired creations and signature dishes for you to savour, while beverage makers pour from a diverse collection of alcoholic and non beverages. Get the chance to interact with chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, brewers and wine makers. Ticket includes access to sample from more than 60 of Vancouver Island’s most unique restaurants and purveyors of fine food and beverage. Plus spring is a perfect time to visit Victoria golf courses!
Vancouver – Chef Meets BC Grape – April 9, 2020
Experience an event featuring the largest tasting of BC wine and food in Western Canada. This multi-city event series celebrates all things grown, crushed, raised and produced in BC for a true taste of what the province has to offer. Continue your explorations with a trip to one of Vancouver’s featured golf courses, or take a tour of the region with a Sea-to-Sky golf package for some of the best golf in BC.
Kelowna – Spring Okanagan Wine Festival – 2020 Dates TBA (May)
The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival coincides perfectly with spring golf conditions in the Okanagan, and offers the chance to attend wine tastings, awards, Iron Sommelier competitions, and “Putting and Bubbles” – combining local sparkling wines with a day on the golf course. Or create your own tasting tour after taking on one of Kelowna’s featured golf courses, it’s all up to you.
Province Wide – BC Cider Week – May 21-31, 2020
Pick your favourite BC golf region and combine it with a variety of events during this 10-day festival throughout the province. BC Cider Week features locally-made and sourced ciders from cideries across the BC Ale Trail and is certainly worth checking out in conjunction with your BC golf vacation.
Vancouver Island – BC Seafood Festival – June 12-21, 2020
Head to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island (also home to some incredible golf courses along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail) for the largest seafood festival in Western Canada at the annual BC Seafood Festival. Tons of events to learn about, discover, and taste BC’s incredible breadth and depth of fresh seafood.
Whistler – Whistler Beer Festival – Dates TBA (September)
It’s the ultimate pairing – cold, refreshing beer in a mountain golfers paradise. The weeklong Whistler Village Beer Festival features incredible beers from Canada and the Pacific Northwest plus some international brews. Learn about the breweries and beers, choose one or all of the 6 championship courses in the area.
Kelowna – Fall Okanagan Wine Festival – Dates TBA (October)
The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is a 10 day festival takes place across the Okanagan Valley in Kelowna during grape harvest! The event has been among the 100 top events in North America for many years. Events include the Wine Tastings, Golf, Wine & Dine and special Winemaker dinners throughout fall. Paired with you choice of 13 stunning golf courses in the Kelowna area and you have a memorable trip on your hands.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published August 2013 and has been updated to reflect current events and dates