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New Cognac event to feature at this year’s EAT! Vancouver Festival

July 03, 2018

Tamsin Scholz One of Vancouver’s premier culinary festivals returns in November 2018, featuring 37 top chefs from around Canada. EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival will run from 5-10 November with all proceeds going to support Project CHEF, a fantastic program that teaches children about ...

Tickets going fast for BC Seafood Festival in the Comox Valley

May 23, 2018

  EVENT ALERT: we’re only a few weeks away from the 2018 BC Seafood Festival in the Comox Valley! With a huge range of events throughout the festival from June 8-17, culminating in the Signature Weekend on Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17, there’s something for everyone. Several of our Bu...

Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL Comes to Nanaimo & Parksville

May 17, 2018

Last week, Tamsin Scholz, Buy BC's program coordinator, headed over to Vancouver Island to experience some of the fantastic local eats offered as part of the Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL program. Her island experience began at a BC chicken farm outside of Nanaimo where she joined local island chefs...

Tickets are limited for the Spot Prawn Festival this weekend

May 08, 2018

Get in quick! There is only a limited amount of tickets left for this weekend’s Spot Prawn Festival in False Creek this weekend.The Chefs’ Table Society’s Spot Prawn Festival will be held at Fisherman’s Wharf at False Creek on Saturday, May 12th from 11.00am to 3.00pm.The festival has reinvented ...

Farm tour opportunity for local chefs through We Heart Local BC

May 01, 2018

  Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is excited to announce a chef's farm tour on Wednesday, May 16th, hosted by our partners We Heart Local BC. The We Heart Local BC tour is designed specifically to connect chefs and culinary students with some of the local BC farmers who are responsible for growing and ...

Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL launch a great success

April 25, 2018

  The Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL program has officially launched for 2018, with events held in Victoria and Vancouver last week. The events were an immense success, with a number of members of the food and drink community in attendance. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham spoke in both Victoria a...

Collaboration between We Heart Local and Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL

April 23, 2018

Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is proud to announce the beginning of our collaboration with the wonderful folks over at We Heart Local BC! We Heart Local BC has been supporting the ‘eat local, drink local’ ethos for several years, showcasing British Columbia’s amazing producers. They support the people...

First annual North Coast Whale Festival to feature local seafood and beer

April 09, 2018

  Community spirit is a wonderful thing. If you live in Prince Rupert, there’s a fantastic event coming up this weekend that’s perfect for the whole family. The first annual North Coast Whale Festival will be held on Saturday 14 April, beginning at 10am and finishing with evening festivities a...

Local chefs making the most of BC farmers’ markets

March 26, 2018

  With over 145 farmers’ markets in British Columbia, the local community is strongly supporting the ethos of buying locally-grown produce. The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM), which represents over 145 farmers’ markets across the province, estimates most markets are started by commu...

Stay tuned for restaurants from these regions

March 22, 2018

  British Columbia is made up of diverse environments, and each region in our great province have their own unique qualities. Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is committed to promoting eating local across the whole of BC, in restaurants in every region. Stay tuned to our website for restaurants from ac...

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