When I ask the owner of a very local diner in tiny Port au Choix where the moose came from for the delicious moose burger I’ve just wolfed down, she tells me she hunted it herself. I clearly realize that dining in Newfoundland is not like anyplace else I’ve travelled before.
Oysters. Check. Apples. Check. Seafood. Check. If you love fresh, local, artisan Canadian food, there’s a festival celebrating it somewhere in the country. And what better way to eat your way from coast to coast? Here’s a selection.
On the shores of Lake Memphramagog, the harvest festival – La fête des vendanges in Magog-Orford – offers up a taste of Québec’s Eastern Townships over two weekends, Sept. 1-3 and Sept. 8-9, at Point Merry.
There are two things powering my way up the winding hill from Courtenay to Comox: fear that I’ll be the laggard among the group of women on this Vancouver Island cycling trip and the encouragement of my guide, Kim.