The Comox Valley a beautiful place to call home and it is also the hub of production for shellfish and oysters on Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley produces the most shellfish in British Columbia and most of the oysters in Canada which gives our community the title of “Canada’s Oyster Capital.”
Oysters such as the world famous Fanny Bay Oysters, and other varieties from this region are coveted for their delicate taste, due to the pristine ocean waters and consistent sunlight.
Other shellfish grown in the Comox Valley include Manila clams, geoduck clams, the blue and Gallo mussels and a variety of scallops.
To celebrate the bounty of shellfish in the Comox Valley, the 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is being held from June 7 to 16, with the Signature Weekend scheduled from June 14 to 16. The festival is the largest of its kind featuring over 40 partners hosting dinners, tours, events, tastings and competitions during the 10-day period to celebrate the Comox Valley’s culinary and seafood attractions and award-winning shellfish producers
Fun competitions include oyster shucking, chowder challenge, best Caesar salad and a chef challenge. Tickets will be available soon to numerous festivities including the Happy Hour Oyster Bar, featuring a variety of oysters, a gala dinner, seafood brunch cookout and more!
Event tickets are on sale now. For more information, go to the BC Seafood Festival website.
Come to the Comox Valley and experience the delicious bounty of local seafood available here.
Photo credit: BC Seafood Festival