FIVE LATE-FALL FESTIVALS
Fall is the time for festivals. Here are five worth celebrating.
SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL, OCT. 19-21
The laid-back lifestyle and stunning scenery along B.C.’s Sunshine Coast has long been a draw for artsy types. The annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl showcases the talents of more than 400 artists — including painters, sculptors, carvers, metal workers, jewelry makers, and mixed-media artists — at 165 venues. Pick up a brochure for a comprehensive list of galleries, home studios and shops open for your viewing pleasure, and be sure to take home a hand-crafted memento.
BARKERVILLE’S GHOSTLY HALLOWEEN
Are you brave enough to face the ghosts and ghouls who haunt Barkerville Historic Town in the fall? Take a walk among the 125+ heritage buildings that line Barkerville’s spooky main street, carve a pumpkin, enjoy hotdogs and s’mores by the bonfire, and tour the haunted house — if you dare.
HEADBANGER FESTIVAL NOV. 2-4
IN RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
Want to witness the raw power of B.C.’s wildlife in action? The Headbanger Festival celebrates rutting season as bighorn sheep challenge one another in a fight for dominance. The crack of their horns colliding can be heard for miles as they run at one another full speed. In addition to the spectacle, take part in a smartphone photography workshop, join a guided hike, and learn from wildlife experts.
NOV. 8-18 IN WHISTLER
This popular food and drink extravaganza combines all the elements of B.C.’s culinary scene into an unforgettable 11-day event. Take part in drink seminars, chef ’s table luncheons, decadent brunches, educational workshops, convivial after parties, and more. And no Cornucopia experience is complete without at least one signature tasting. Crush, the flagship tasting event, features wines from B.C. and beyond.
FRASER VALLEY BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL NOV. 17-18
There’s something thrilling about spotting a bald eagle soaring overhead, or perched in a tree. Now imagine an opportunity to view one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles around. Spawning salmon making their way up the Fraser River attract these majestic birds in droves, giving wildlife enthusiasts a chance to watch them feast. Take part in nature walks, check out environmental displays, learn from expert speakers, and enjoy some local cuisine and dine alongside the eagles.
Cornucopia is known as “where the wild meets the refined and the epic and the epicurious come together.”
All indoor events for the 2018 Headbanger Festival will be hosted at the newly opened Radium Hot Springs Centre.