The 15th Clayoquot Oyster Festival Goes Deliciously Down In Tofino Next Month
Ooh, Fall in Tofino is pretty awesome. We were just up there, and it was amazing, as per usual. The cool air is heavy with salt, the crowds are way down, the morning mists linger longer and the thousand+ shades of green are high-lit with the occasional autumn flash. Plus – my god – there are Oysters! And the good people of Tofino really know how to celebrate the bivalve. Their 15th annual Clayoquot Sound Oyster Festival will be proof positive of that: “Twelve oyster farms in the area produce roughly 50,000 gallons of oysters each year, and the festival is a chance for the farmers, chefs, the local community and visitors to come together to celebrate this bounty.” Events include oyster farm tours, oyster and wine tastings, educational seminars, the legendary Oyster Gala, and the Mermaid’s Ball costume party. There really isn’t a time of year when Tofino isn’t a great getaway, but the Oyster Fest makes a November excursion especially attractive. We’ll be there, and we hope to see some of our readers up, too.
The Mermaid’s Ball | Friday, November 18 | 8pm | Tofino Community Centre
Oyster Gala | Saturday, November 19 | 7 pm | Tofino Community Centre
Where to stay? Pacific Sands | The Wickaninnish Inn | Ocean Village
Where To Eat? Sobo | The Pointe | Spotted Bear