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Clayoquot Oyster Festival - Tofino

Various Locations In Tofino
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Websitehttp://www.oystergala.com
Toll-free
Phone250-266-6665

Daily from November 12, 2014 to November 16, 2014

As a region Clayoquot Sound is a great cultivator & consumer of this special bivalve. It is for this reason that for this weekend Tofino goes to great lengths to honour the humble oyster at the Clayoquot Oyster Festival.

This is the festival's 17th year so toasts will be made with oysters in hand during oyster farm tours, oyster & wine tastings, the Mermaid's Ball & of course the ever popular & decadent Oyster Gala.

Costumes, slurping contests, abundant oyster eating & great music are what make this festival so special for those that live here & the visitors who join us for these celebratory days. Check website for more information about the festival, events and tickets.

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Cedar Yellow Point Artisans Country Christmas Tour - Nanaimo

Various Artisan Studios
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9G 1A5
Websitehttp://cyartisans.com
Toll-free
Phone250-245-5283

Daily from November 20, 2014 to November 23, 2014

Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour Celebrates 26 years! The 26th annual self-guided Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Country Christmas Tour will fill four days with fun, exploration in the country and unexpected treasures around every corner on the tour. Take this scenic route, experience enchanting scenery, spectacular country roads dotted with farms, studios, restaurants, shops and wildlife. Discover many celebrated artists and the wonders of Cedar and Yellow Point. You will find locally-produced edibles, native art, jewelry, original paintings, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts and more. More than 22 studios will astound visitors on the tour this year. Visitors and locals will have the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the Christmas shopping rush with creative one of a kind purchase from artisans.

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Santa Fly-In - Nanaimo

Harbour Air Seaplane Terminal
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9R 5B8
Websitehttp://www.dnbia.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-754-8141

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Santa Claus has made his list, checked it twice and has decided that the children of Nanaimo have been oh, so nice! Now, Santa has decided to make a special visit, all the way from the North Pole to Nanaimo. On Saturday, November 30th at the harbourfront in downtown, children from all over will come to welcome Santa and his entourage of singing dancing Elves, who will be arriving in Nanaimo aboard a Harbour Air sea plane. Santa's arrival in Nanaimo is to officially open his namesake workshop in downtown Nanaimo and to star in the Lion's Club Santa Parade at 5pm. The DNBIA invites children and families to kick off the holiday this season and celebrate Santa's official arrival in Downtown Nanaimo!

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COOKEILIDH - A Celtic Yuletide - Sidney

2243 Beacon Ave.
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 1W9
Websitehttp://www.cookeilidh.com
Toll-free
Phone250-656-0275

Friday, December 12, 2014

A festive journey to the lands of shamrock and thistle with Cookeilidh! Cookeilidh has been delighting audiences for years with their high energy traditional, and modernized tunes. This evening of celtic and yuletide favourites will also feature special guests the O'Connor O'Brien Irish Dancers. 'Tis sure to leave you with a grin on your face, a spring in your step, and the holiday spirit in your heart! Charlie White Theatre 7:30 to 9:30 PM Tickets: Adults $23/ Children $10 Available by phone or in person at: Mary Winspear Center 250-656-0275

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Galiano Literary Festival - Galiano Island

134 Madrona Dr
Galiano Island, British Columbia
V0N 1P0
Websitehttp://www.galianoliteraryfestival.com
Toll-free
Phone250-539-3340

Daily from February 20, 2015 to February 22, 2015

This year, the 6th Annual Galiano Literary Festival will be held February 20th - 22, 2015. This year's theme will be exploring Nature and The Environment. The Festival will be again held at the beautiful Galiano Oceanfront Inn which provides a relaxed and unique atmosphere. Our goal was and remains to bring lovers of the book, be they readers, writers or publishers, together in a fun, informal and educational festival. The 2015 Galiano Literary Festival will begin with a Welcome Reception at the Galiano Inn which gives guest authors a chance to meet each other and the other attendees at the festival. Participants will be treated to a variety of sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday.

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival - Tofino

Websitehttp://www.pacificrimwhalefestival.com
Toll-free
Phone250-726-7798

Daily from March 14, 2015 to March 22, 2015

Join the fun on Vancouver Island's wild West Coast, as we celebrate the arrival of nearly 20,000 grey whales on their migration from the Baja Peninsula to Alaska's Bering Strait.

Experience the wonders & charm of the 29th annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival & the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

It's an all-out celebration of coastal living! It's about grey whales & marine life education, inspirational talks & interpretive walks, children's fun for the small & culinary events for the tall, First Nations cultural workshops & more - come & experience a coastal tradition!

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45th Annual Brentwood Rowing Regatta - Mill Bay

Brentwood College School
Mill Bay, British Columbia
V0R 2P1
Websitehttp://www.regatta.brentwood.bc.ca
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from April 24, 2015 to April 26, 2015

Since its inception, the Brentwood Regatta has been host to crews from Britain, Australia, the US & Mexico. A weekend of racing & entertainment. Over 1600 athletes & coaches travel to participate in this prestigious junior regatta.

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32nd Annual Royal LePage Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race - Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington
Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
V9J 1R9
Websitehttp://www.snowtosurf.com
Toll-free
Phone250-898-0231

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Canada's premier multi-sport team relay event starting at the top of Mount Washington to the Comox Marina featuring disciplines of alpine & cross-country skiing, road & mountain biking, kayaking & canoeing.

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152nd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival - Victoria

Topaz Park
Victoria, British Columbia
V9B 3P9
Websitehttp://www.victoriahighlandgames.com
Toll-free
Phone250-598-0120

Daily from May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015

The 152nd Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival is a great weekend for the entire family to celebrate Scottish culture.

Saturday events include kilted mile athletics, tug of war competition, haggis hurling competition, sheep dog herding competition, Victoria International Heavy Events Challenge, Amateur B & Novice heavy event competition, pipe band performances, falconry & sword fighting demonstrations, cultural & heritage presentations, music & entertainment activities.

Free large children's entertainment area.

Scottish & Celtic vendor (food & goods) along with two beer gardens & a single malt whisky tasting school.

Traditional Scottish Games; great entertainment activities & hospitality continue on Sunday!

See website for schedule.

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Generations to Generations Quilt Show - Parksville

830 Island Hwy
Parksville, British Columbia
V9P 2X4
Websitehttp://www.parksvillequilthousequilters.com
Toll-free
Phone250-248-9386

Daily from May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Parksville Quilthouse Quilters are hosting the Generations to Generations Quilt Show at the Oceanside Place Arena, Parksville BC on May 29-31 1915. Hundreds of beautiful quilts including antique quilts, youth quilts, and every type of quilt in between. There will be 4 fantastic raffle quilts, door prizes, fiber arts, a merchant mall, a tea room, demos and a large bouitique all under the same roof. Lots of parking. Times Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-3 Cost $8 a day or 3 day pass $15.

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