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Victoria International Wine Festival

September 18 to 24
The provincial capital city’s fest is back for 2022 with seminars, wine dinners, master classes and, of course, the grand tasting. This year’s theme region is Washington State, and events will be held at the historic Roundhouse as well as venues around Victoria. Tickets and information at

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Oliver Fall Festival Weekend

September 30 to October 2
Swing by Canada’s Wine Capital for three days of live music, dancing, good food, good wine and loads of fun. The centrepiece of the event is the family-friendly Festival of the Grape, which includes the chaotic Grape Stomp, food trucks, an interactive Kids Zone and the artisan Merchant Market. There’s also a kick-off party at The District Wine Village, where you can enjoy live music along with beer, wine and spirits.

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

September 29 to October 9
At press time, details were scant on the annual festival, which typically takes place at venues throughout the valley. For information, visit

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November 10 to 20
The most highly anticipated event on the fall calendar is Whistler’s annual celebration of food and drink, which returns for its 26th year this November. This year’s festival features 11 days of deliciousness from November 10 to 20, plus new events and experiences November 4 to 6 and 25 to 27. Cornucopia’s signature events are back: House Party: Best of BC; Cellar Door; Crush Grand Tasting; With a Twist; Poured; and Taste the World: Night Market; along with the second edition of Murder Mystery Dinner. Plus there are winemaker’s dinners, seminars and tastings to enjoy.

Vancouver International Wine Festival

April 23 to 30, 2023
It’s never too soon to start planning for the big one, which will be held in April next year. At 43 years, VIWF is one of the oldest and biggest wine festivals in the world, and was named the “#1 Food, Wine & Hospitality Event in Canada” for seven years running by New York’s BizBash. Expect all the seminars, winemaker’s dinners, trade days events and tastings that we have come to love.

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