The Flavour Trails program promotes and organizes community celebrations that provide opportunities to experience the quality and creativity of the Capital Region’s harvesters, farmers, fishers, food producers, chefs, vintners, cider makers, brewers and distillers.
By connecting consumers to growers and producers, Flavour Trails contributes to the growth and sustainability of the local food economy, which is at the heart of CRFAIR’s mandate.
The North Saanich Flavour Trail …
a harvest season, not just a weekend!
Flavour Trail Route Finder
find out more about our farm, food & libation stops, plan your customized route.
This summer, come experience the flavour of our region!
This year North Saanich offers you a season-long, self-guided Flavour Trail SCAVENGER HUNT!
Bike, walk or drive down country roads in a thriving working agricultural landscape with this mobile “Flavour Trails Scavenger Hunt Booklet ” in hand.
A variety of choice awaits you: each farmer and food provider sets their own hours and their own offerings and this year, they have each come up with their own Scavenger Hunt question for you to answer! Peruse the map and check out our “Meet Your Makers” digital stories to get a sneak preview.
Take to the open road and the fresh air of North Saanich. Take home the best flavours of the region & season.
Many farms have free-range chickens so… please consider leaving your dog at home or under leash at all times. Thank you!
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On the Flavour Trail:
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IN PERSON Events are BACK
(with appropriate health protocols as required)
With the Harvest season well underway, the shortening of days and the feel of Fall in the air … we are winding down the Flavour Trail for this year …. one last hurrah (in addition to the continuing North Saanich Farm Market which runs until mid-October!)
CANCELLED Harvest Lunch at Kildara Farm on this Sunday, September 26th 1PM! This event has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.
We are looking at planning some celebration events in the next couple of months … stay in touch!
Welcome to another wonderful summer Flavour Trail season!
The North Saanich Flavour Trail takes place and was created on the unceded, unsurrended lands of the Lək’wəŋən peoples (Esquimalt, Songhees, Chekonein, Chilcowitch, Swengwhung, Kosampsom, Whyomilth, Teechamitsa, and Kakyaakan) and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples (W̱JOLELP (Tsartlip), W̱SIKEM (Tseycum), and STÁUTW̱ (Tsawout)).
As you embark on this Scavenger Hunt, we invite you to pause, listen and learn about the unceded land we stand on, and the history of Indigenous land stewards and land defenders who have cared, loved and protected this land since time immemorial. We invite you to begin with a self-location and a reminder to honour this land, its history and its current and ongoing relations as you travel along your Flavour Trail!
Take the opportunity to hit the trail and explore the many agricultural destinations celebrating the flavour of North Saanich. This year, with the ever-evolving health protocols, we look forward to providing opportunities to engage the growers and farmers of the community to learn and taste the bounty of the land. Check out the Flavour Trail map to plan your tour of the land. Different days offer different options of places to visit. So, plan to come out a number of times to take in the different parts of the season and what may be available on any given day.
all the best,
the North Saanich Flavour Trail team
The highly popular North Saanich Flavour Trail is a celebratory rural ramble and feast of the senses! Explore by bike or by car and meet the growers, harvesters, fishers, vinters, chefs and producers that are creating an amazingly rich bounty right here in our own backyard!
Visit a farm gate, sample local wines and beer made from the fruits of this land, enjoy music and art, watch dog herding demonstrations and experience farm life past and present. There is so much to enjoy and take home with you!
North Saanich has a superb network of dedicated bicycle paths, bucolic country roads and a merciful lack of hills, making it a bicyclist’s paradise. Come make a day trip of it!
Local food is good food! Savour and enjoy!