Taste Victoria 2012: Win a Getaway

Comments 253 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine returns for the fourth year, July 19th to 22nd, to showcase the best and freshest culinary creations in BC. There are four focused event categories for events that include: Land, Ocean, Cuisine, and Wine.

wine by John Bollwitt, on Flickr
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

The Main Event takes place Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Crystal Garden. It’s a cuisine and wine tasting with over 100 participating vineyards from around the province and samples from some of Vancouver Island’s own top chefs.

The festival continues with events like Sustainable Seafood: Taste and Learn at Finest At Sea; Band, Bubbles, and Bennys; Land and Sea Harvest on the Family Farm; and the Pinot Noir Challenge. At Swine and the Vine at the Hotel Grand Pacific a whole suckling pig will be roasted and paired with BC wines, teas, ciders, and more. This ‘nose to tail’ event is definitely for pork lovers and will be prepared by Executive Chef Rick Choy and his team.

Tickets are available for individual events and tastings starting at $19 and going up to $159. Packages are also available for combination tickets.

Taste Victoria has graciously offered up an amazing prize package so that one Miss604 reader and their guest can enjoy this celebration of homegrown food and wine this summer. The prize includes: A 2-night stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific, a pair of tickets to the Main Event, a pair of tickets to Swine and the Vine, and a roundtrip flight courtesy of Harbour Air.

Coal Harbour float planes
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Grand Pacific Hotel - Victoria Grand Pacific Hotel - Victoria

Enjoy the Hotel Grand Pacific’s athletic club, spa, and free wireless internet in your room and around the property. The winner and their guest will fly from Vancouver Harbour to Victoria Harbour on Thursday, July 19th returning Saturday, July 21st on Harbour Air. Harbour Air offers regularly scheduled flights to and from Vancouver Island as well as sightseeing tours from Vancouver Harbour or their float plane base near Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal.

Here’s how you can enter to win this 2-day getaway to Taste Victoria:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite BC-sourced ingredient (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a trip to #VictoriaTaste from @HarbourAirLtd @GrandPacific @TravelWithTaste & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/bQ5lo

I will draw one winner next Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:00pm. Prize is valid for Taste Victoria 2012 events and travel only. Cannot be redeemed for travel or a stay any other time. If the winner drawn at random cannot attend July 19 to 21, 2012, another winner will be selected. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter.

Follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is Aimee!

253 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Doug GrantTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:19am PDT

    My favourite BC-sourced ingredient are the amazing raspberries that will be coming our way soon.

  2. MattTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    My favorite BC sourced ingredient is qualicum beach scallops

  3. MoselleTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:21am PDT

    Favourite BC ingredient? Peaches. We are spoilt for choice!

  4. Leanne MTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:30am PDT

    raspberries πŸ™‚

  5. Leanne MTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:31am PDT


  6. CharleneTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:31am PDT

    Okanagan Peaches I would say has been the fave ingredient, is hockey an ingredient?

  7. Michelle DTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    I love, love, love Saltspring Island Goat Cheese! YUMMY!

  8. Courtney GTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    It has to be the salmon. It never tastes better than when it’s right out of the Pacific Ocean.

  9. AmeliaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:38am PDT

    Ooh! I’m doubling up on Saltspring Island Goat Cheese! So good!

  10. lindseyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:41am PDT


  11. MIchele MTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:42am PDT

    Oh my gosh, where to start? The wines or the seafood?
    My favourite BC sourced ingredient right now is; SALMON

  12. NatalieTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:44am PDT

    Cherries for sure!!!

  13. RobTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:49am PDT

    Blueberrys from the valley

  14. CandiceTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT

    Wild BC salmon

  15. Allie DavisonTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:50am PDT


  16. LeanaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:54am PDT

    Wild BC Salmon definitely!!

  17. maggieTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:59am PDT

    Love wild BC salmon!

  18. LauraTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:02pm PDT

    All the incredible seafood the BC coast has to offer!

  19. HeatherTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:03pm PDT

    Hmmm, can’t beat our peaches!

  20. RobynTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:15pm PDT

    grapes…for Okanagan wines πŸ™‚

  21. BrandonTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:24pm PDT

    I will go with Blackberry’s

  22. graceTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:29pm PDT

    BC Salmon!

  23. NicTTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:35pm PDT

    Wild mushrooms!

  24. jeanieTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:36pm PDT

    love our spot prawns! delish!

  25. heatherTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:43pm PDT

    My favourite is fanny bay oysters!

  26. KellyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:48pm PDT

    so much to choose from! My first thought was tomatoes, so I’ll stick with that πŸ™‚

  27. SamanthaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 12:56pm PDT

    Huckleberries from the backcountry !

  28. MariskaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:03pm PDT

    Fanny Bay oysters and tasty Pacific (Dungeness) Crab! Yum!!

  29. BevTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:08pm PDT

    BC spot prawns, hands down!

  30. ChelleTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:11pm PDT

    BC cherries–both Bing and Rainer varieties!

  31. AlakittenTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:14pm PDT

    Salmon is the best!

  32. Art B.Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:18pm PDT

    Local strawberries are the best!

  33. BrettTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:20pm PDT

    My favorite BC ingredient is bacon.

  34. lucTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:34pm PDT

    Richmond blueberries!

  35. RoseTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:38pm PDT

    Hmmm… is wine an ingredient? If so 8th Generation Riesling. If not, Fraser Valley Strawberries!

  36. KatieTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:53pm PDT

    Definitely wild BC salmon

  37. Karen BTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 1:56pm PDT

    It’s a tie: Okanagan Peaches or our prawns….

  38. sueTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 2:15pm PDT

    Spot prawns!

  39. 604munchiesTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 2:27pm PDT

    Cherries for sure! πŸ™‚

  40. richard wTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    Local Spot Prawns!

  41. NaokoTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    Fresh, fresh UNI (sea-urchin) from the West Coast of Vancouver Island and then our luscious grapes from the wine-growing region of the Okanagan!!

  42. LaurenTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 3:44pm PDT

    BC Blueberries all the way!

  43. BrendaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT


  44. CliffTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT

    Morel mushrooms

  45. Craig PrettoTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 3:58pm PDT

    BC Morels!

  46. EmmaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT


  47. KristaRTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:14pm PDT

    Spot prawns…yum!

  48. MichelTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:16pm PDT

    BC wines… hands down

  49. AndreTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:18pm PDT


  50. BelindaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:22pm PDT

    Qualicum Beach Scallop a sustainable alternative to commercially dredged scallops. They are meaty, clean-tasting and uncommonly sweet.

  51. Elizabeth BTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:43pm PDT

    Wow, tough choice…I’ll go with two of my favourites: BC Salmon of course and Gray Monk wines (for sipping or incorporating into dishes!)

  52. AndreaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:44pm PDT

    Fresh Pacific salmon is my favourite!

  53. MichaelTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 4:51pm PDT

    Fresh BC Salmon…hoping to catch some this July!

  54. Gillian GrattanTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    My favorite BC sourced ingredient are delicious Fanny Bay Oysters!! Yum! πŸ™‚

  55. LindsayTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 5:47pm PDT

    Omg, for fruit: cherries, for veg: corn on the cob, for fish: salmon..I love local products.

  56. JustineTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 5:54pm PDT

    I can’t choose one. Salmon, cherries, all the berries, spot prawns, dungeness crab, Salt Spring lamb, Pemberton beef, Fraser Valley cheeses, Chilliwack corn…

  57. KellyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 6:19pm PDT

    I can’t choose between berries & fresh seafood – BC living is a foodlover’s dream!

  58. KathyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 6:23pm PDT

    If you haven’t had Finest At Sea cold smoked tuna, you haven’t lived! I swear, it is my most favourite food in BC… P.S. I can’t win because I run the Taste festival… love, love, love the question @Miss604!

  59. Donna LTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    Raspberries! So much so that I’m going to try and grow them myself.

  60. kevinTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 6:36pm PDT

    BC Salmon!and I love Victoria!!

  61. TeresaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 6:38pm PDT


  62. CaitlinTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 6:44pm PDT

    The perfect prize and the perfect time to win it *fingers crossed*. I’m a wino and a lover of sustainable BC food products! I love our fresh fruit – especially raspberries, cherries and peaches and prawns, crab and halibut.

  63. MariTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:13pm PDT

    Its gotta be cherries for me! πŸ™‚

  64. JTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:16pm PDT

    BC Strawberries! Yum!

  65. SharonTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:21pm PDT

    Berries! all of ’em.

  66. Sherri,Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:23pm PDT

    Macintosh apples!

  67. Jason HTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:23pm PDT

    Anything fruit from the valley, but in the end blueberries are #1.

  68. Siobhan S.Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:23pm PDT

    Chilliwack Sweet Corn. .. yum yum yum…. can’t wait!!!

  69. Aaron B.Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:24pm PDT

    BC strawberries!!!

  70. PhyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:27pm PDT

    Mission Hill merlot!

  71. Karen M.Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:27pm PDT

    BC spot prawns!

  72. AndreaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:28pm PDT

    I love blueberries! Best BC thing!

  73. mariaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:30pm PDT


  74. JEFFTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:30pm PDT

    bc salmon

  75. JasonTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:31pm PDT

    Salmon with cherries being a close second

  76. CoralTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:32pm PDT


  77. MeganTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:36pm PDT

    BC grapes that are made into wine πŸ™‚

  78. rewTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:46pm PDT

    Oh raspberries oh raspberries oh how I can’t wait till your on my plate. Excellent for shakes, with milk, straight up and pasteries mmmmmmmmmmm

  79. LeighTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:50pm PDT

    BC Raspberries!

  80. pepperTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:51pm PDT

    Raspberry’s hands down! i wait all year for those!<3

  81. RayTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:57pm PDT

    My favourite BC sourced ingredient is local strawberries. Yuuummmzzz!!!

  82. JanTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 7:57pm PDT

    Going to have to go with all the fresh, organic produce – beans, lettuce, peas…..

  83. Don McQueenTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:04pm PDT

    Fresh, sweet local strawberries

  84. Mary RoseTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:06pm PDT

    BC’s Organic Blueberries! πŸ™‚ MY FAVE

  85. JesseTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:06pm PDT

    Berries!!! Blueberries, strawberries, wild blackberries… So much goodness!

  86. Will FosdickTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:17pm PDT

    I would have to say anything from Glenwood meats in Victoria!

  87. NancyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:18pm PDT

    BC spot prawns, local strawberries… any/all organic produce sold at the summer markets!!! We are so lucky!!

  88. BrittaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:19pm PDT

    I really can’t decide between u-pick organic blueberries or Okanagan peaches! Or salmon.

  89. sharonTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:21pm PDT

    blueberries from PoCo – such a great family activity from the source, to making the pies, and to eating it together!

  90. TracyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:30pm PDT

    BC spot prawns!

  91. tanya ciTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:39pm PDT

    All the berries! Mmm.

  92. LauraTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 8:56pm PDT


  93. Sylvia YTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 9:01pm PDT

    right now, BC spot prawns are high on the list!

  94. MarkTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 9:09pm PDT

    spot prawns and blueberries tied

  95. BonnieTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 9:17pm PDT

    I love BC bluberries and wild sockeye salmon.

  96. DanaTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 9:18pm PDT

    My favourite ingredient would have to be Spot Prawns! It’s just a shame that they’re only available for such a short period each year. Or is that a good thing? LOL

    I really want to take a flight on a Sea Plane so I hope I win (that and the wining and dining sounds scrumptious). Good luck everyone!

  97. DebraTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 9:37pm PDT

    Apples from Penticton!

  98. kellyTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 10:34pm PDT


  99. Cindy SmithTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:41pm PDT


  100. Frances HuiTuesday, June 26th, 2012 — 11:50pm PDT

    BC Delicious Apples!

  101. Andy C.Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 5:06am PDT

    BC Blueberries absolutely the best!

  102. PaulaWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 7:19am PDT

    Sockeye Salmon is definitely my all time favourite!

  103. BonsWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 7:36am PDT

    Gotta be salmon!

  104. Mary TiberghienWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 7:41am PDT

    I can’t pick just one so I would have say any flavour cheese from the cheese farm in Grand Forks….and ALL the wonderful BC fruits and veggies! Blueberries, strawberries raspberries from the Valley yum! Peaches, apples, pears from the Okanagan! Fresh cauliflower, beets, beans from right down the street on Marine Drive in Burnaby….

  105. Emilia TurnerWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 8:24am PDT

    Local Bleuberries, they are famous

  106. GregWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 9:09am PDT

    Local Raspberries, yum!

  107. MONICA*Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 9:20am PDT

    Chilliwack’s sweet CORN!

  108. BruceWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 9:37am PDT

    Blueberries are the best. However, ice wine is a close second!

  109. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 9:55am PDT


  110. KatrinaWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:14am PDT

    wild BC spotted prawns!

  111. ElenaWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:17am PDT

    Raspberries, blueberries, black and red currants! And the goat cheese from Salt Spring.

  112. JeanWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:17am PDT

    Our Organic Blueberry’s , fresh from my garden!!! and can’t live without fresh bc Salmon! we are lucky to live here!

  113. EdwinWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:22am PDT


  114. Jason SchmidtWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:36am PDT

    Fresh sea food, of course

  115. EmWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:40am PDT

    Wild BC Sockeye Salmon!

  116. maryWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:52am PDT


  117. jenWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 10:58am PDT

    fresh bc blueberries all the way!!!

  118. Bev BlumerWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 11:07am PDT

    Without a doubt – wild BC salmon!

  119. Lelainia LloydWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 11:51am PDT

    Ling Cod is my favourite BC sourced food. Most people do not know that when you catch it and cut it open, it’s bright blue on the inside. Once the fish is frozen, the fish goes white. It’s absolutely delicious cooked fresh on the beach.

    This is a fantastic contest! I’ve always wanted to be able to fly to Victoria! *fingers crossed*

    Tweeting this!

  120. chrissyWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 12:18pm PDT


  121. SummerWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 1:05pm PDT

    Berries, berries, berries! Thanks!

  122. ZhanWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    Had my first taste of Fanny Bay Oyster at Red Fish and Blue Fish. Very delicious and fresh. Support BC sourced foods.

  123. JeanWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT


  124. David D.Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 3:19pm PDT

    Salmon of course!

  125. LeahWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

    either salmon or spot prawns!!

  126. IrisWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 4:00pm PDT

    Fanny Bay Oysters here on Vancouver Island are wonderful as well as the mixed organic salad greens from Nanoose Edibles. I also love the delicious Nanaimo and North African sausage from the Nanaimo Sausage house which is made on site from locally sourced ingredients.

  127. lizWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 4:46pm PDT

    BC strawberries and salmon of course!

  128. StephanieWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 4:49pm PDT

    Blueberries can not get enough

  129. StephanieWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 4:52pm PDT


  130. CarolWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 8:27pm PDT

    Love B.C. blueberries

  131. lindaWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 9:15pm PDT

    this sounds like such a good getaway!

  132. RebekaWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 11:39pm PDT

    Salmon berries

  133. RebeccaWednesday, June 27th, 2012 — 11:59pm PDT

    local strawberries and corn

  134. MarianneThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 12:11am PDT

    wild blueberries!!

  135. Dennis L.Thursday, June 28th, 2012 — 1:02am PDT

    Spot prawns of course!

  136. DonnaThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 1:58am PDT

    I love BC spot prawns from False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf. Buy local!

  137. Jenn SThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 4:06am PDT

    BC Apples

  138. DilaraThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 8:37am PDT

    Too many good ones to choose from; we’re spoiled here in BC! I think spot prawns are my absolute favorite though.

  139. Ekaterina D.Thursday, June 28th, 2012 — 9:14am PDT

    Local raspberries. Hands down. I have picked them almost every summer at the farm!

  140. JamesThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 9:39am PDT


  141. DarcyThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 9:50am PDT

    It has to be UBC Farm’s very own organic strawberries amd herbs!

  142. Janine KarlsenThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:05am PDT

    Absolutely has to be fresh dungeness crab pulled up in the trap and eaten immediately with lots and lots of melted butter. So fabulous!

  143. IainThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Best of BC: wild morel and chantrelle mushrooms.

  144. GarrettThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 11:21am PDT

    When blueberries from the valley are available, it’s like Christmas Part Deux.

  145. FionaThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 11:21am PDT

    Wild bc salmon!

  146. ChristineThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 1:18pm PDT

    Definitely cherries!

  147. taylor lorenThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 1:25pm PDT

    mmmm peaches!

  148. GigiThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 1:50pm PDT

    My favorite has to be BC Cherries!

  149. SitaThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 2:31pm PDT

    Okanagan apples!

  150. ShaunaThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    Mmmmm… organic Okanagan peaches does it for me. (Cherries too but they go so fast).

  151. MarianneThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    hmmm hard to choose…strawberries, cherries, raspberries and WINE!!

  152. RubyThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 3:02pm PDT

    BC Salmon

  153. ValThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 3:20pm PDT

    Okanagan peaches and Lulu Island blueberries

  154. Michelle W.Thursday, June 28th, 2012 — 3:21pm PDT

    Okanagan cherries!

  155. ShelleyThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

    B.C. Nugget Potatoes

  156. VinceThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 4:19pm PDT

    Peaches – and corn!

  157. CharlotteThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 4:25pm PDT


  158. JaneThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 5:16pm PDT

    zpot prawns

  159. JaneThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 5:17pm PDT

    *spot prawns

  160. JenThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 6:31pm PDT

    BC spot prawns are a BC treat for sure!

  161. JeremyThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 6:32pm PDT

    Qualicum Bay scallops are one of my favourite BC ingredients πŸ™‚

  162. StephanieThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 6:59pm PDT

    Raspberries…definitely Raspberries <3

  163. Steph VThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 7:02pm PDT

    Okanagan Wine

  164. Rajvir BoparaiThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 7:07pm PDT

    It’s a tie between salmon and wine!!! Oh, sweet sweet winee!!!!!!! =)

  165. gail whitworthThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 8:44pm PDT

    Bc spot prawns , fo course

  166. Sunshine GThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 9:53pm PDT

    BC strawberries…the taste of summer!

  167. Jennifer BreakspearThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:04pm PDT

    Wild salmon

  168. GlendaThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:10pm PDT

    our blueberries are the best!

  169. MichelleThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:25pm PDT

    BC Wild Salmon!!!

  170. Carol AnneThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:45pm PDT

    B.C. Chocolate!!

  171. DarrylThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 10:57pm PDT

    Little Qualicum Beach cheese from Vancouver Island…amazing!

  172. ElisaThursday, June 28th, 2012 — 11:14pm PDT

    Blueberries, prawns, peaches, strawberries, salmon…so hard to choose one!

  173. MaeFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 12:15am PDT

    No contest for me: blueberries! They are nature’s candies.

  174. Eric ChowFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 1:14am PDT

    Definitely blueberries!

  175. Emily HFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 8:19am PDT


  176. KristiFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 8:26am PDT

    It’s gotta be the raspberries… mmmmm

  177. K SmithFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 8:41am PDT

    Freshly caught prawns, and Okanagan peaches! My hubby would say BC wine.

  178. nance428Friday, June 29th, 2012 — 9:46am PDT


  179. daveFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 9:47am PDT


  180. Penny RFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 10:17am PDT

    I really enjoy BC corn!

  181. BernadetteFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    chilliwack corn and bc cherries are my fave oh and don’t forget our infamous bc salmon!!!! BC…how i love thee!!!

  182. TiffanyFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 11:26am PDT

    Local Chilliwack Corn. SO So Sweet.

  183. DeidreFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 12:59pm PDT

    Fresh corn and blue berries!

  184. Lori KFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    Wild BC salmon is tops, followed by strawberries which are sadly not doing so hot this year (hence the second-place vote)

  185. LizFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

    Salmon, oysters, peaches so hard to choose! My son has been to your area and we his mom and dad have not! Help us out it would b a dream come true! Sounds awesome

  186. KatyFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:37pm PDT

    Okanagan peaches and locally grown ginseng.

  187. RachelFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:40pm PDT

    My favourite BC sourced ingredient is our mouth-watering Fanny Bay oysters!

  188. KateFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

    So many to choose from!
    Raspberries from my community garden plot are my current favourite!

  189. ArthurFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:42pm PDT

    Pacific salmon is my favourite, especially raw!

  190. AshleyFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 2:53pm PDT

    BC Spot Prawns

  191. LeeFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 5:22pm PDT

    local berries

  192. AimeeFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 5:29pm PDT

    Cranberries from the Fraser Valley

  193. celesteFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 5:53pm PDT

    wild BC Salmon!!!

  194. celesteFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 5:54pm PDT

    Wild BC salmon!

  195. mistyFriday, June 29th, 2012 — 6:34pm PDT

    Wild Salmon!!

  196. C.K.Friday, June 29th, 2012 — 9:04pm PDT


  197. Sarah NSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 12:57am PDT

    Sea Asparagus! It’s like the land and sea in your mouth all at the same time!

  198. BenSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 4:42am PDT

    Definitely the dungeoness crab….cooked on the beach with my amazing wife.

  199. shelaineSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 11:47am PDT

    oooo raspberries!!!

  200. RubySaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 2:19pm PDT


  201. AnnaSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 2:24pm PDT

    apples and peaches from the Okanagan

  202. GarySaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 2:26pm PDT

    Salmon from my home town of Campbell River – the Salmon Capital of the World!!!

  203. CyndiSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 2:32pm PDT

    blueberries from the Fraser Valley

  204. JagSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 2:34pm PDT

    Love our seafood – prawnd and salmon especially

  205. SamSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 2:40pm PDT

    BC Cherry!

  206. RickSaturday, June 30th, 2012 — 7:02pm PDT

    Blueberries …especially from the wonderful fields of Abbotsford, are my favourite B.C. sourced ingredient. Just add a little Greek yogurt.

  207. Ian YeungSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 1:37am PDT

    our local cranberries!!! Mmmmmmmm!!! πŸ™‚

  208. Steven YeungSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 1:38am PDT

    Spot Prawns in the month of may of course!

  209. EvanSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 2:20am PDT

    Fave B.C.-sourced ingredient = peaches. Thank you.

  210. jane jamesSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 7:29am PDT

    straweberries all the way

  211. jenniferSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 7:53am PDT


  212. janeSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 7:54am PDT


  213. KimSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 7:58am PDT

    Chilliwack corn is one of my local faves

  214. CGSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 11:13am PDT

    Of course our salmon! We are so spoilt to have some of the world’s best seafood right on our coast!

  215. Rumen B.Sunday, July 1st, 2012 — 5:27pm PDT

    Mission hill wine πŸ™‚

  216. EchoSunday, July 1st, 2012 — 6:27pm PDT

    Wild BC Salmon!!

  217. MandySunday, July 1st, 2012 — 6:27pm PDT

    Cherries =)

  218. AlexMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 2:28am PDT

    Cranberries… yummmmm

  219. TintinMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 4:32am PDT

    Blueberries and strawberries

  220. MarleneMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 9:38am PDT

    Definitely the BC salmon!

  221. Elaine DMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 10:22am PDT

    Definitely BC Spot Prawns, love to eat them!

  222. PeterMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    Well, BC nugget potatoes of course.

  223. MarissaMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    Wild BC salmon!

  224. DeannaMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    wild bc salmon for sure

  225. HilaryMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:24am PDT

    Too many choices! I love strawberries straight out of my garden though. Can’t get much more local than that.

  226. Lee WMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:25am PDT

    Wow thats like the hardest question ever.. Going with Okanagan Cherries but the salmon, lamb, fiddleheads, peaches, spot prawns, i could barely narrow it to a top ten!

  227. VanessaMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    Blueberries and peaches

  228. LarisaMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:35am PDT

    I wait not-so-patiently every year for those delish blueberries to ripen! Can’t wait!

  229. Igor MaslykovMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:52am PDT

    Spoting prawns

  230. Igor MaslykovMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 11:54am PDT

    Spoting prawns, oysters,salmon ,halibut.

  231. Crystal WongMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:00pm PDT

    okanagan cherries!

  232. RoyMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:06pm PDT

    Nothing in the world beats salmon of the BC Wild kind πŸ™‚

  233. PhilMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:08pm PDT

    Salmon for sure! There are so many choices though!

  234. SonjaMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:08pm PDT

    Favourite BC-based ingredient is wild salmon, of course πŸ™‚

  235. JillMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:29pm PDT

    Raspberries from Krause Berry Farms in Langley! And Tomatoes from my home garden in Cloverdale πŸ™‚

  236. rick greenhoughMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:35pm PDT

    Fresh Vancouver Island strawberries

  237. JocelynMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 12:41pm PDT

    I love freshly-picked blueberries from the Fraser Valley and Richmond! Great for eating fresh, in jams, in smoothies, in my mom’s pies and on top of ice cream!

  238. Rebecca Van AltenMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 1:44pm PDT

    Fresh wild BC SALMON! And Blueberries!

  239. RajuMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 2:18pm PDT

    Okanagan Peaches

  240. ARLENE S KINGMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT

    Do I have to name only one???!!!! RASPBERRIES are about my favourite. And all berries. Then there are fresh OK cherries, peaches, etc. And I can’t forget fresh Salmon from our local waters. OK – now I’m hungry!!!

  241. MikeMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 3:57pm PDT

    Love our BC seafood…any kind!

  242. Christine CMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 7:56pm PDT

    Favourite B.C. sourced ingredient? B.C. salmon… and fresh berries! I don’t think I have been to Victoria since I was a kid attending a swim meet?!

  243. JillMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 8:55pm PDT

    Wild Salmon

  244. KayMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 10:30pm PDT


  245. LaurenMonday, July 2nd, 2012 — 10:47pm PDT

    The blackberries I pick from my secret location every summer.

  246. StotesTuesday, July 3rd, 2012 — 9:34am PDT

    <3 Blueberries! <3

  247. Tracy STuesday, July 3rd, 2012 — 10:24am PDT

    Strawberries. Westham Island ones in particular.

  248. DerekTuesday, July 3rd, 2012 — 10:57am PDT

    A side of smoked bc sockeye salmon and some select cheeses

  249. RobTuesday, July 3rd, 2012 — 11:26am PDT

    Saltspring Island lamb from the sunset farms. or the goat cheese!

  250. EricTuesday, July 3rd, 2012 — 3:07pm PDT

    (One of my) favourite BC sourced ingredients is Brie from the Little Qualicum Cheeseworks!

  251. Ruth MThursday, July 5th, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    Okanagan cherries OMG love them

  252. Diana AitchisonTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 9:33am PDT

    Dungeness crab! So many runners-up, we live in a paradise of bounty.

  253. gail whitworthWednesday, October 3rd, 2012 — 9:32pm PDT


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