7 BC Events to Check Out This Fall

Lo­cals agree that fall in BC is the best time to ex­plore the prov­ince. The trees turn bril­liant colours, the salmon run at­tracts wildlife to rivers, and fes­ti­vals cel­e­brate BC’s bounty of food, drink, and fun. Here are some up­com­ing events worth plan­ning

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SAVOUR COWICHAN September 29 to Oc­to­ber 8 The Cowichan Val­ley is known for warm weather, nat­u­ral beauty, and friendly peo­ple. Savour Cowichan cel­e­brates all of that. For ten days, ar­ti­sanal food and bev­er­age pro­duc­ers host more than 40 events through­out the Cowichan Val­ley, in­clud­ing the Barge On In event. THE HEADBANGER FES­TI­VAL Ra­dium Hot Springs, Novem­ber 3 to 5 Once a year, for a short time, bighorn sheep fight for dom­i­nance, col­lid­ing at full speed with a crash of horns. Wit­ness the ac­tion and learn more from lo­cal wildlife en­thu­si­asts. FALL OKANA­GAN WINE FES­TI­VAL Okana­gan, September 28 to Oc­to­ber 8 The Fall Okana­gan Wine Fes­ti­val events take place through­out the Okana­gan— cel­e­brat­ing fab­u­lous BC wine and great food—in breath­tak­ing set­tings. Sig­na­ture events, wine tast­ings, live en­ter­tain­ment, grape stomp­ing par­ties, and wine­maker din­ners make this a wine event not to miss. CORNUCOPIA Whistler, Novem­ber 9 to 19 Cornucopia is Whistler’s cel­e­bra­tion of food and drink. At Crush, the flag­ship event, you’ll sam­ple wines from BC and be­yond dur­ing this lively tast­ing. Unique chef’s ta­ble lun­cheons, mu­si­cal guests, wine­maker din­ners, and more make this one of BC’s top culi­nary events in the moun­tains. QUEEN OF THE PEAK Tofino, September 28 to Oc­to­ber 1 Surf Sis­ter and Shel­ter Restau­rant started this women only surf cham­pi­onship in 2009 to show­case some of the amaz­ing surf tal­ent from BC’s west coast. The event has grown to in­clude yoga, Zumba, dance par­ties, and movie pre­miers. SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL Sunshine Coast High­way, Oc­to­ber 20 to 22 Artists love the beauty and end­less in­spi­ra­tion BC’s Sunshine Coast pro­vides. The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl is an ideal way to dis­cover a wide range of ar­ti­san trea­sures, as you visit gal­leries, home stu­dios, ar­ti­sans’ shops, and even an art farm. Be sure to pick up a hand­crafted me­mento of your visit. BALD EA­GLE FES­TI­VAL Har­ri­son Mills, Novem­ber 18 and 19 Take scenic High­way 7 to Har­ri­son Mills for the Fraser Val­ley Bald Ea­gle Fes­ti­val and cel­e­brate the beauty and bio­di­ver­sity of the Fraser River Val­ley, hon­our­ing the ma­jes­tic Bald Ea­gle and re­turn­ing salmon.

God’s Moun­tain Es­tate (Fall Okana­gan Wine Fes­ti­val)

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