Savoring British Columbia: All About Wine and Food Festivals

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Savoring British Columbia: All About Wine and Food Festivals

British Columbia is home to many exciting festivals, and some of the best include the food and wine festivals. Events are held throughout the year all over the region, and you should try to visit one of these on your holiday if you can. Here are some of the best you may want to check out.


Big Reds at Big White

This wine festival is held at the Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, and it will be starting on December 5. It is an annual wine tasting event featuring wine produced in the Okanagan Valley, and over 30 wineries in the area will be present – and of course there will be lots of delicious cuisine to sample.


Comforts of Grilled Cheese and Wine

Visit Sun Peaks Resort to enjoy the second festival celebrating grilled cheese and wine. It will be held on January 17, 2015, and visitors can sample a range of grilled cheese sandwiches along with different wines from British Columbian wineries to choose their favourite pairings.


Kiwanis AleFest

This annual event in Prince George will next be held on January 31, 2015. It is a celebration of craft beers, and when you visit the festival you will be able to sample many beers produced by independent BC brewers. But that’s not all – there will also be live music, an art exhibition and a volunteer run, and the event raises money for local charities.


Chilliwack’s Art of Wine Festival

This festival in Chilliwack will be held on May 9, 2015, and it is an opportunity for visitors to discover the best British Columbia wines. Over 20 wineries will be present, and as well as tastings you will also be able to sample delicious cuisine and enjoy live music.


Spilli Chilli Cook-Off Festival

If you like your chilli, this cook-off in Spillimacheen is a great place to be on May 30, 2015. The fun takes place in the evening, where there will be the cook off and tastings, and there will also be a food market, crafts market, beer garden, entertainment and lots more to enjoy.



Taste is an annual food and wine festival held in Victoria. It has been going for a number of years now, and in 2015 it will start on July 16. At the festival you will be able to taste over 100 wines produced in British Columbia, along with delicious local cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients. The festival is held over a weekend, during which you will also be able to enjoy seminars, tastings and various other events.



Cornucopia is the biggest food and wine festival in the resort of Whistler, so book a hotel here using a service like and check it out for yourself. It is held every November, so head along in 2015 to enjoy 10 full days of seminars, dinners, tasting events and parties.


Eat and Drink Your Way Around BC

These are just a small selection of the best food and wine festivals you can enjoy throughout the year in British Columbia. If you go on a skiing trip or any other kind of holiday in the region, find out whether there are any events going on during your time here and make sure you don’t miss out if you get the opportunity to take part.


Debra Bowles is a self-confessed foodie and wine aficionado. When she has the time, she likes to write about her delicious discoveries on the web. Look for her enlightening articles on a variety of blogs and websites today.

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