The GOODS from Edible BC
Vancouver, BC | Now that the sun is (finally) shining, and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to plan your local gourmet weekend getaway. Due to demand, we’ve expanded our Gourmet Kayaking Adventures in 2011 to include B&B-based weekends as well as beach camping – all centered on delicious and fresh seasonal food and BC wine of course! These exceptional weekends are easy to book online, make a great gift for a foodie dad for Father’s Day, and gift certificates (electronic or paper) are available. Full details after the leap…
NEW B&B Based Weekends – Tenting it not for you? Luxuriate your nights away in a comfortable and quiet B&B on Vancouver Island, and spend the days kayaking and exploring the stunning coast. Enjoy a spectacular seafood feast on the beach on your first night, with locally sourced delicacies. And on your last night, we’re bringing in your own private chef to prepare a multicourse, wine paired dinner for you.
Friday ~ We’ll meet in Nanaimo mid-Friday morning, go the B&B and check in. Have a leisurely lunch in Ladysmith while meeting your travel companions. The afternoon will be spent kayaking in the shallow and calm waters off Ladysmith, before making your way via water to a private beach for cocktails and appies. Return to the B&B for showers and freshening before heading off to have a specialty seafood feast on a local beach near the B&B.
Saturday ~ After a hearty home cooked breakfast at your B&B, we’ll head out on our kayaks for a stunning tour of the islands and coastlines. We’ll lunch on a remote beach, fuel for the exploratory ride back to Vancouver Island. Return to the B&B late afternoon to find cocktails and appies awaiting you, then it’s off to shower and freshen up before your multicourse, wine paired, private chef dinner at the B&B.
Sunday ~ You’ll have another home cooked breakfast at the B&B before heading out on a peaceful paddle, or adventurous sorts can try stand up paddleboarding. The group will return to Transfer Beach for a farewell lunch before heading off to catch a late afternoon ferry back to the mainland.
*For our Beach Camping itinerary, please visit our website.
The weekend trips depart from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island on Friday morning and return Sunday afternoon. All meals, beverages, gear and accommodations are included in the price. You just need to arrive ready for a weekend of incredible views, delicious food, premium wine and lasting memories.
B&B Based Gourmet Kayaking Weekends
June 24-26 | August 5-7 | September 9-11
$950.00 per person *single supplement will apply
Beach Camping Gourmet Kayaking weekends
July 1-3 | July 8-10 | July 15-17 | July 22-24 | August 12-14 | August 26-28
$750.00 per person
Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada
PO Box 146. 565-1689 Johnston Street | Vancouver, BC. V6H 3R9
EBC Office: 604.812.9660 | Retail Store: 604.662.3606 | Fax: 1.866.272.8777
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.ediblebritishcolumbia.com
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Retail Store Hours
Open 9am-7pm daily in the Granville Island Public Market
President and Founder – Eric Pateman
Retail Manager – Kimi Grass
Sales Manager – Kath Reuben
Communications Manager & Sommelier – Treve Ring
About Edible British Columbia
Edible British Columbia is a five year-old business headquartered at Granville Island Public Market, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. Edible BC is Canada’s largest culinary tourism and specialty (locavore) retail company. In 2009 we launched Edible Canada, dedicated to sourcing the best culinary products from across the country for our clients. In addition to our vibrant Retail Store on Granville Island, we have an incredibly incredibly successful Tour and Events division. Our mission is simple – to introduce the public to BC’s culinary artisans. We provide both locals and visitors to BC with an opportunity to experience this province’s booming culinary scene. Whether it be though our Retail Store at Granville Island, our resource-rich website and Amuse Bouche blog, our online shopping portal, our Culinary Concierge service, our Market Tours, our Gourmet Kayaking trips, or one of our many other unique and fun epicurean adventures, Edible BC is Sightseeing for your tastebuds.
About Eric Pateman, President & Founder
Edible British Columbia was created by Eric Pateman in the spring of 2005. Eric is a Vancouver native with a lifelong passion for food and wine. He has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years both as a chef and hotel consultant and has rated restaurants for the Mobil Travel Guide. Eric’s own culinary travels have taken him throughout North America, to the UK and to Africa where he has sought out unique food experiences. Edible British Columbia is the product of Eric’s fervor for great food and wine, his extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry and an enthusiasm for exceeding expectations when it comes to customer service. Eric is a past board member of the BC Culinary Tourism Society and the Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region. Eric is also a member of the Chef’s Table Society, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and supports many local charities including the Vancouver Food Bank and Les Dames D’Escoffier. Eric was named as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People in 2007, and to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40 in Western Canada in 2008.
In the Summer of 2011, Edible British Columbia will be opening a new multipurpose culinary centre on Granville Island called Edible at the Market. Plans include a wine and tapas bar, expanded retail store, demonstration kitchen, bustling patio space, take out window and a gourmet-to-go section.
“The tour and lunch were hugely successful. Feedback from the group – some of whom have been attending this conference for over 10 years – was that it was one of the best events ever. Thank you very much for your assistance in making the Saturday morning activity such a hit. I would not hesitate to recommend these tours and in fact will soon organize one with local friends – we also should be able to enjoy these special parts of Vancouver. Thanks again for your attention to detail.”
Private Granville Island Market Tour
“We were fortunate to have Edible British Columbia plan our honeymoon. Our 8-day trip was the best vacation of our lives. Eric worked with us to customize a honeymoon that offered relaxation, luxury, and culinary greatness. Every last detail was taken care of — hotel, car and ferry reservations (including the honeymoon suite at a Sooke B&B and a beautiful room at the Pan Pacific), dinner reservations at prime times and prime tables, picnics and hiking suggestions, and guided tours. Highlights included an extraordinary meal at West’s chef’s table, a romantic meal at sunset at the Pointe, and a dim sum tour of Richmond with Stephanie Yuen. It was terrific to have someone take such careful note of our desires and dislikes (our menus regularly featured favourite foods such as oysters and crab, and addressed food allergies), stay within our budget, and yet balance that with freedom and down time. Most importantly, after planning our entire wedding, we were able to sit back, eat, drink and most of all ENJOY, the beauty and of British Columbia. We’d return tomorrow if we could!”
“The meal at West was awesome, the scallops and steak were just perfect and the wine was nice paired with each course. My wife was impressed that I had a consultant help with the planning of our anniversary meal.”
“My wife and I are life-long products of the Eat Van melting pot, so we are no strangers to Asian food, but Tony succeeded in broadening our culinary horizons. Had we waded into the market’s food stalls without him, we would have stuck to the safe choices and not had the fun learning experience we had.”
“The event overall was an absolutely fantastic experience! Chef’s willingness to share knowledge and enthusiasm for food makes this event. To be totally honest, I would be willing to pay more for this experience – I think it is worth at least double when you consider the price of other cooking classes or comparable experiences. Best of luck to you all and I will definitely be in touch for future events!”
Behind the Scenes – Private Cooking Class
“Chef was amazing, personable, laid-back and knowledgeable! We had a fantastic time, great food and wine, wonderful people. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family. Thank you, Vancouver needs more culinary experiences like this!!”
Behind the Scenes – Private Cooking Class
“An excellent evening with every single thing meeting or exceeding expectations.”
Private Market Dinner
“What a superb evening — I only wish I lived closer as I would attend several each year. Thanks to Eric and his fantastic and entertaining staff – it was a very enjoyable evening!”
BC’s Best Market Dinner
“The guides performed magic with the preparation and presentation of each meal. If I were not there watching that they were actually preparing and cooking the food from scratch on the “Coleman stove”, I would have thought that they had used packed prepared food. The quality of the food and it marvelous taste had all of us longing for more… yummers. Both guides were very approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional – they made the trip very, very enjoyable… an awesome experience indeed.”
Gourmet Kayaking Weekend
“I loved this tour! The stops we made at the different venues were informative and very yummy. I only wished I could bring the whole market home with me. After the tour my daughter and I went back to places we had stopped at, picked up items for our lunch which we ate out on the deck. Then I bought what I could bring back with me on an airplane. I would even take this tour again! I would hope that every visitor and person living in the area would take this tour! Thanks!”
Granville Island Market Tour
For complete details and booking information please visit our website.