Vancouver Island weekend getaway

On May 31, June 28 andNovember 22,the Earth and Moon align to give some of the year’s lowest tides, uncovering a variety of edible treasures. For a unique, local getaway, consider heading to Vancouver Island for a culinary expedition to experience these salty-sweet ocean delicacies. 
Brian Kingzett, Manager of the Vancouver Island University Deep Bay Marine Field Station, will lead small groups on a foraging excursion, sampling Pacific Oysters and Manila Clams, direct from their shells on the university’ shellfish research farm.
Learn more about marine ecology, how to forage for shellfish yourself, and more about how First Nations’ communities have used shellfish over the years. 
Upcoming events take place on May 31 and June 28, and include a five-hour excursion and three-course meal paired with Vancouver Island wines, all for $95 per person. To learn more, visit  www.viu.ca/deepbay, and to make reservations, call (250) 740-6611.
 

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