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Published on Jan 24, 2013
Fresh, locally-sourced food and award-winning wines are a big part of what makes British Columbia a great food and wine travel destination. (http://hellobc.com)
Thanks to the Pacific Ocean, British Columbian chefs have access to some of the best fresh seafood in the world. Locally-harvested salmon, halibut, octopus, spot prawns, along with shellfish like mussels, clams and oysters are essential components of West Coast cuisine.
It's easy to combine unique dining experiences with outdoor adventures in British Columbia. In this video, we join Sawmill Bay Shellfish Co. (http://sawmillbay.ca) for a day-in-the-life of an oyster farmer at their harvesting areas in the Discovery Islands. This island group is located just off Central Vancouver Island and accessed by ferry in Campbell River.
The journey these oysters take to get to restaurants in Vancouver is a road trip worth taking. The coastal highway between Campbell River to the BC Ferries terminal in Nanaimo is a prime oyster harvesting region, filled with many scenic beaches and resort towns.
In Vancouver, discover BC cuisine made with fresh-local ingredients that pair perfectly with award-winning BC wines.