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.
Vancouver Island – Cheese and Meat Festival – May 21, 2016
Taste your way through international and local meats and cheeses while pairing your plates with local wines, beers and ciders. Read more about this great festival on Vancouver Island.
Whistler – Whistler Beer Festival – September 16-18, 2016
It’s the ultimate pairing – cold, refreshing beer in a mountain golfers paradise. The five-day 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 – September 29 – Oct 9, 2016
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 WestJet Wine Tastings, Golf, Wine & Dine and special Winemaker dinners throughout the week. Paired with you choice of 8 stunning golf courses in the Kelowna area and you have a memorable trip on your hands.
Kootenay Rockies – East Kootenay Wine Festival – November 5, 2016
The 15th Annual East Kootenay Wine Festival at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort takes place Saturday, Nov 5, 2016. This sellout event happens every November where visitors can enjoy over 200 wines from more than 50 of BC’s acclaimed wineries.
Enjoy two nights accommodation at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Lodge, the Friday night wine-paired gourmet dinner, a complimentary bottle of BC’s finest wine in your room, tickets for Saturday’s evening Festival with over 150 wines, plus package guests earn a spot on the Saturday afternoon Festival Judging panel, to exclusively judge and select 2013’s winning wines. Book a Special Event Package directly with Fairmont Hot Springs.
To book your next golf holiday to coincide with these or any other festivals around British Columbia, check out the great BC golf packages here or call us at 1-877-322-1223 and we’ll help you create your perfect golf package.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published August 2013 and has been updated to reflect current events and dates