How many people can you serve with 1,200 pounds of wild salmon? On Canada Day July 1, chefs at Steveston’s annual Salmon Festival Barbecue will prepare 2,300 plates of fresh sockeye expertly cooked over open alder wood fire pits.
Steveston knows fish. Referred to as Salmonopolis and home to the “Monster” Gulf of Georgia Cannery, a national historic site, this scenic West Coast fishing community is just a 20-minute drive south of Vancouver. It’s a perfect day trip for canny Canada Day celebrants looking to get out of town, without traveling too far.
Although the Steveston Salmon Barbecue steals the spotlight, it’s just one part of the family-friendly Steveston Salmon Festival, “Canada’s biggest little birthday party.” Continue reading:
Steveston Salmon Festival: Steveston Barbecues 1,200 Pounds of Wild Salmon for Canada Day