5 Reasons to Bite Into the 2018 UBC Apple Festival

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A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit.

Apples are amazing. They are are a healthy, cheap and cheerful snack that is easy to carry in a purse or backpack, and I love a good apple pie – the ultimate comfort food dessert! BC is known for its orchards, so it’s no wonder there is a festival to celebrate the crispy delight that is the apple. After all, an apple a day…

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5 Reasons to Bite Into the 2018 UBC Apple Festival

Five Delicious Apples to Sample at the UBC Apple Festival in Vancouver

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Sourced from the UBC Botanical Garden Facebook page

A wonderful rite of autumn here in Vancouver is taking advantage of the bounty of the local apple harvest. I love the ultra tart, crisp ones while my boyfriend favours the ones that are sweeter. Whether I’m chomping on one as a mid-afternoon snack, or taking a fork to apple pie still steaming from the oven, apples are the ultimate in fall comfort food.

Vancouver grocery stores are currently full of local apples. For example, a recent visit to one turned up red delicious and gala ones. However, for the ultimate celebration of all things apple and the chance to try apples that aren’t always available in stores, make a plan to take part in the UBC Apple Festival (October 15-16, 2016). There’s tons of apple fun to be had, making it a great date activity for you and another apple fan.

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Five Delicious Apples to Sample at the UBC Apple Festival in Vancouver

Bite into the 2015 UBC Apple Festival this weekend

Photo credit: Katie Teed

Photo credit: Katie Teed

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what happens over two days that involve 50,000 pounds of apples?

The annual UBC Apple Festival is a very healthy celebration indeed, and it takes place this Saturday and Sunday (October 17 and 18).

It’s an opportunity not only to boost your vitamin consumption but to learn a few fun facts about Canada’s most popular fruit.

For example, did you know that it’s possible to create an infinite variety of apples without genetic modification because apples don’t replicate their parent plants?

Similar to human reproduction, apple seeds need pollination from a second tree to germinate, so new varieties can sprout accidentally as seeds comingle on the ground.

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Bite into the 2015 UBC Apple Festival this weekend

Featured Attraction of the Week: UBC Botanical Garden (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

Explore Canada’s oldest continuously operating university botanical garden and immerse yourself in the world of wild-collected plants. UBC Botanical Garden stewards a living and growing repository of wild-collected germplasm representing the plant biodiversity of selected native and international biomes. The total collection of approximately 120,000 accessioned plants represents some 6,000 taxa and includes major international collections of Magnolia, Acer (maples), Sorbus (mountain ash), Styracaceae (storax family) and Rhododendron. Garden highlights include an Asian garden with over 400 kinds of rhododendrons, thousands of alpine and montane plants from around the world, a traditional physic garden full of herbs, and a demonstration food garden.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in October 2012

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What other month combines the thrills of pie eating and zombie fighting? With both Thanksgiving and Halloween, October in Vancouver means a harvest bounty of events.

When it comes to celebrating fall, don’t miss the UBC Apple Festival, Fort Langley Cranberry Festival and local pumpkin picking opportunities.

For horrifying Halloween fun, stand outs include the Stanley Park Ghost Train (for families),  Fright Nights at the PNE (adults) and The Zombie Syndrome (adults).

Add BC Craft Beer Month, Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver International Film Festival, Eco Fashion Week and Oktoberfest, and your October event calendar is stuffed fuller than a turducken. Get the full line up below:

20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in October

1) FOOD & DRINK | BC Craft Beer Month | Oct. 1-31
Forget your troubles, c’mon get hoppy. It’s getting colder and a little rainy, but there are plenty of convivial, suds-filled evenings in October to chase the blues away. Try newly-released seasonal beers (pumpkin ale, treacle porter and more) and meet a local brewer  at BC Craft Beer Month events, happening all over town. Continue reading:
20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in October 2012

How bout them apples: UBC Apple Fest Oct. 15-16

It’s time to plan your weekend agenda. If it feels like the weekend just ended, that’s the beauty of a four-day work week. Top on the list of Vancouver happenings is the 21st annual UBC Apple Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, from 11:00 am-4:00 pm in the university botanical gardens.

The festival celebrates the 200+ varieties of apples grown locally with tastings, baked goods, games and even how-to-graft lessons for gardeners. No one leaves without a sack fruit. Every year at this family-friendly event, fest-goers purchase 44,000 pounds or 20,000 kilos of B.C. apples.

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How bout them apples: UBC Apple Fest Oct. 15-16