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11th Annual North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival Aug 17-19, 2018

Mark your calendars for the FREE, award winning North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival on August 17-19, 2018!! Experience a fantastic weekend of local food, music, farm-life, community history and, of course, bounty from land and sea. Part rural ramble, part celebration, the North Saanich Flavour Trails Festival is a weekend festival that lets you explore what is being grown, harvested, made and served on the peninsula!!

This year’s venues and activities offer an array of tastes, learning opportunities, fun for all ages and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the rich working life of our growers and makers.

From watching ancient grain mills at work, to sipping local wines in the vineyard, or sampling roasted local meats hot off the spit, there is so much to savour.  You’ll marvelling at what working sheep dogs can do and be overtaken by the mischievous cuteness of baby goats, ducks or miniature donkeys.  There is so much to explore and experience!   It is no surprise the festival continues to be a favourite in the Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Farm Event. 


Download the brochure an map below, or pick a copy up at local businesses, libraries/public buildings, and tourist information centres, and start planning your route!! Biking is a great way to go and there are two Park and Bike lots for you to park your car.

Beyond two full days of free activities, the festival hosts two special events that you will not want to miss:

  • GALA Festival Launch Farm to Table Feast:  Deep Cove Winery Friday, Aug 17, 2018 6:00-10:00pm, Tickets $65, Seasonal 4-course farm-to-table dinner from the farmers and chefs of the Flavour Trail and accompanied by some of the best music of the region!  Purchase Tickets Here.
  • Community Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 9:30-11:30am, the field at Epicure, 10555 W.Saanich Rd. $8 adult, $5 kids.  Tickets at door.


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