TOP 18 FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALS IN CANADA

Food and Wine Events in Canada
Good food is one of the major attractions of Canada, for locals and visitors alike, and no one celebrates good food and wine as much as the Canadians do.


From Cornucopia, the West Coast’s premier food and wine festival, to the World Wine & Food Expo, Atlantic Canada’s #1 wine and food event, and even three special wine and food festivals in Alberta, there is a huge variety of food and wine events right across the country all year long.









Sun Peakes Winter Okanagan Wine Festival
mid January
Sun Peaks Resort Village, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaNow one of the most respected wine festivals in Canada, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is also one of British Columbia’s most popular events of the year. Set at the magnificent alpine setting of Sun Peaks Resort, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival offers everything from the ever popular winemaker’s dinner, wine seminars and progressive tastings to a mass of fun other events including skiing and snowboarding.

For more information about the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival visit:
http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-and-festivals/winter-festival-of-wine






Dine Out Vancouver Festival
mid January to early February
Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Top Events Canada Reputed to be Canada’s largest restaurant festival, the 17-day Dine Out Vancouver Festival showcases sample menus from more than 200 restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person). Visiting foodies and locals can also opt for a full-blown foodie getaway thanks to a number of Vancouver hotels that offer special discounted room rates of $78, $108 and $138 CAD per night, as well as a selection of exclusive Dine Out packages.

For more information about the Dine Out Vancouver Festival visit:
http://www.dineoutvancouver.com






A Taste of Niagara on the Lake

1 day in late January, mid March and mid April
Niagara, Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaWorld famous now for everything from offerings of cheese and wine to five course gourmet meals, A Taste of Niagara on the Lake held three times a year showcases the work of some of Niagara's best chefs and and the most notable wineries in the area. What makes the event so interesting is that each part of the meal is offered at a different restaurant with transportation between them all included in the price.

For more information about A Taste of Niagara on the Lake visit:
http://www.atasteofniagara.ca





Cuvée En Route
beginning March
Niagara Region, Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaCelebrating the talents of the chefs of Ontario and the skills of the local wine makers, Cuvée En Route, now celebrating a quarter of a century of being a successful food and wine event, showcases the winemakers' most favored wines and the signature dishes created at live cooking stations all along the wine route, the fun of which is highlighted by the Après Cuvée party featuring Icewine and sparkling wine bars.

For more information about Cuvée En Route visit:
http://cuvee.ca/





Bon Appetit Festival
early May
Ottawa, Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaReputed for more than 15 years to be the best cocktail party of the year, Bon Appetit Ottawa attracts more than 2,000 enthusiasts every year and showcases the best in food and wine presented by the region’s top chefs and the most renowned wineries and breweries.

For more information about the Bon Appetit Festival in Ottawa visit:
http://www.bonappetitottawa.ca/





Spring Okanagan Wine Festival
early May
Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaTying in with other wine and food festivals Highlighting the fact that the Okanagan is all about gourmet food and great wine, the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival has been labelled as one of Canada’s best small wine and food festivals. Showcasing more then 100 events throughout the valley, from light lunches to gourmet dinners presented in the dramatic settings of the Okanagan settings.

For more information about the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival visit:
http://www.thewinefestivals.com






Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
mid May
Banff, Alberta (AB)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaThe Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of food and wine in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Guests and “foodies” sample from a wide assortment of national and international wines, spirits, liqueurs and beer along with gourmet food samples prepared by top Banff & Lake Louise area restaurants and hotels.

For more about the Banff Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/alberta-banff-rocky-mountain-wine-food-festival.html
or visit the official web site at:
http://www.rockymountainwine.com/





Eat! Vancouver
late May – early June
Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaAlmost a decade old, the growingly popular Eat! Vancouver festival is a three-day food and cooking festival that features celebrity chefs, food manufacturers, cooking demonstrations, cookbook authors. and even and culinary competitions. As well as the best in food, Eat! Vancouver also showcases the best in wineries, numerous local and regional beers, a chance to interact with vintners and brewers and other beverage manufacturers at the Tasting Pavilion where you can sip and taste hundreds of different beverages.

For more information about Eat! Vancouver visit:
http://www.eat-vancouver.com/





Tofino Food and Wine Festival
early June
Tofino, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaLooking ahead for another decade of focussing on the culinary talents of local chefs and featuring the wealth of the wines of British Columbia, the Tofino Food and Wine Festival offers an unique opportunity to meet the winemakers and the local chefs standing by with with delectable canapés in the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens. Also on hand are Vancouver Island cheese purveyors, and even fresh shucked oysters from Quadra Island.

For more about the Tofino Food and Wine Festival visit:
http://tofinofoodandwinefestival.com/





1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival
mid June
Brockville, Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaFeaturing all sorts of delights from Ontario’s fine food restaurants and international wineries, as well as presenting wine, beer and cooking demonstrations and even educational cheese seminars, the 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival boasts that it presents the best food, wine and brews the 1000 Islands area has to offer. This popular event also showcases art and antique exhibitions.

For more information about the 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival visit:
http://1000islandswineandfoodfestival.ca/





Taste – Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine
late July
Victoria. Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaShowcasing over 100 British Columbia wines and the creations of some of the top Vancouver Island chefs, Taste – Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine is not just a wine festival but a long weekend of top rated culinary experiences complete with food tastings, seminars and a host of events highlighting the finest cuisine and wine from top Vancouver Island chefs, farmers, fishers, cheese makers, BC vintners and more.

For more information about Taste – Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine festival visit:
http://www.victoriataste.com/





Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival
early – mid September
Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaTaking place in Cowichan Wine County on Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival showcases the area’s best wines, ciders and delicious farm fresh foods, and also offers a much looked forward to host of entertainment and fun including exploring more than a dozen unique wineries, taking part in the family oriented Grape Stomp as well as enjoying the much revered winemakers dinners and other culinary experiences hosted by Cowichan's hugely popular restaurants and cafes.

For more information about the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival visit:
http://wines.cowichan.net/





Fall Flavours – Fine Food Festival
September
Prince Edward Island ( PEI )

Top evens Canada - Food and WineFall Flavours – Prince Edward Island - is an Island-wide Fine Food Festival that highlights authentic Island tastes and traditions. Featuring more than 250 culinary and cultural events taking place in communities across Prince Edward Island in September, the Fall Flavours Festival is hosted by celebrity Chef Michael Smith, and offers the best PEI has to offer in the way of food and includes a wide range of culinary events from clams on the beach to brewmasters dinners.

Click here for more details about the Fall Flavours Festival or visit the official web site at
http://www.fallflavors.ca/





Indulge

mid October
St. Andrews By-the-Sea, New Brunswick (NB)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaFor six years already, Indulge, New Brunswick's Wine & Food Festival in St. Andrews by-the-Sea has offered a weekend of events designed to entertain, educate and stimulate everyone’s food and drink senses and more. Indulge presents the finest cuisine New Brunswick local chefs have to offer in a wide range of tasting menus, all paired with incredible wine, beer and spirits, along with ever popular live music. Extra parts of the event include a spectacular fall farmer's market, and if that were not enough also now features a popular new golf tournament.

For more information about Indulge, New Brunswick's Wine & Food Festival visit:
http://www.indulgenb.com/





Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
mid October
Calgary, Alberta (AB)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaThe annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival showcases three days of indulgence with a wide array of world class wine, premium spirits, import beer and an assortment of fresh, local culinary creations with something for everyone from high-end to ultra exclusive products on show.

For more information about the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/alberta-calgary-rocky-mountain-wine-food-festival.html
or visit:
http://www.rockymountainwine.com/





Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
late October
Edmonton, Alberta (AB)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaShowcasing an impressive selection of wines, spirits, beer and mouthwatering samples from some of Edmonton’s finest restaurants and hotels, the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival offers the opportunity to sample medal winning wines, attend cheese seminars and even vote on the food samples.

For details about the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival visit:
http://www.topeventscanada.com/alberta-edmonton-rocky-mountain-wine-food-festival.html
or visit:
http://www.rockymountainwine.com/





World Wine & Food Expo
late October – early November
Moncton, New Brunswick (NB)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaRegarded to be Atlantic Canada’s #1 wine and food event, the World Wine & Food Expo offers the very best in wine and gourmet food and has been a success for over two decades. Apart from featuring more than 350 different wines as part of this event’s Grand Wine Tasting at the Moncton Coliseum-Agrena complex other highlights of the week-long World Wine & Food Expo include several food and wine seminars and tastings including the on-site bistro and a host of restaurants around the region participating in this popular event.

For more information about the World Wine & Food Expo visit:
http://www.wineexpo.ca/





Cornucopia
early - mid November
Whistler, British Columbia (BC)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaRecognized as the West Coast’s premier food and wine festival, and now expanded to 11 days because of it’s success in previous years, Cornucopia is the most important attraction on Whistler’s selection of gourmet events. Highlights include the display of the talents and skills of local and regional restaurants and their chefs, as well as the amazing produce of local breweries, distilleries and wineries, and a variety of hands-on seminars, fascinating winery dinners, gala tasting events and ever-popular after-parties.

For more information about Cornucopia in Whistler visit:
http://whistlercornucopia.com/






Food and Wine Events in CanadaGourmet Food & Wine Expo
mid November
Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Food and Wine Events in CanadaAn increasingly popular event, the four day Gourmet Food & Wine Expo offers more than 40,000 guests the chance to enjoy gourmet food as well as over 1,800 fine wines, spirits and beers from around the world. This event is reputed to present events with the style and sophistication of downtown cocktail parties along with offering information, education and much more.

For more information about the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo visit:
http://www.foodandwineexpo.ca








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