Many festivals and events on Vancouver Island celebrate locally grown and produced food and wine, while others highlight the region's diverse wildlife and creative arts communities.
Foodies will enjoy events such as the Cowichan Wine & Culinary Festival, Parksville Uncorked and the Clayoquot Oyster Festival. Prefer wildlife watching? Check out the Pacific Rim Whale Festival or Brant Wildlife Festival.
The Filberg Festival and Salt Spring Island Saturday Market are great events to see Vancouver Island's vibrant arts communities on display. Other island festivals include logger sports, a giant bathtub race, music festivals and a combination ice carving and chili cook-off.