2024 Authentic Crab Boil & CrabFest: Discover Original Taste of B.C.’s World-Renowned Dungeness Crab

The Authentic British Columbia Dungeness Crab Boil(™) is a cherished Summer celebration & tradition in B.C., Canada. The public is invited to experience the taste of B.C.’s most prized seafood live at an authentic B.C. Crab Boil.  At the 2024 Authentic B.C. Crab Boil & Festival,  simmering pots of irresistible B.C. Dungeness crab, clams, mussels, corn, and potatoes, all will be served in overflowing personal-sized buckets at Banfield Park in Victoria West, B.C. Canada on July 13, 2024 from 12:00 Noon to 7:00pm, with three Crab Boil Sessions Noon – 2PM, 2 – 4PM and 4 – 7PM

According to event organizer, Heather MacLeod Event Director, Founder and Fishing Family “ We are thrilled to welcome Festival goers to this year’s exciting event and urge attendees to purchase your Authentic B.C. Crab Boil Bucket in advance www.crabfest.ca for $75+gst/fees.”  Based on the huge demand from last year, organizers urge Attendees to get tickets in advance.

This year’s event supports two vital local organizations in Victoria. MacLeod shared . “We are thrilled to partner with the Vic West Community Center & Reciprocity Trusts, celebrating community spirit and cultural connections, as well as sharing our generational family legacy and tradition of an authentic summertime crab boil.” 

In addition to the ticketed crab boil feast, attendees will discover other fantastic food, vendors, community organizations, live entertainment, a kid zone and a celebratory festive summer atmosphere and will include an  educational marketplace with organizations such as the B.C. Crab Fisherman Association, Surfrider Foundation, The Gorge Waterway Action Society.

According to the event organizers. “This fully licensed event will feature sales of Driftwood Brewery, Vic Cider, Prohibition Vineyard and Straight and Narrow.” 

Free admission to enjoy the festivities. 

Reserve Tickets for your Crab Boil Bucket by Friday July 12, 11:59PM
July 13, 2024
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Reserve your Crab Boil Bucket here
Banfield Park, Vic West

The B.C. Dungeness Crab Fishery is one of Canada’s most important, and the 2024 Authentic B.C. Crab Boil & Festival sources  the freshest B.C. Dungeness crab – from the event organizer’s family of second generation B.C. Crab Harvesters. In addition, according to MacLeod, “we proudly source clams, and mussels from local producers and suppliers committed to sustainable practices.”

The Festival Culinary team along with Finest at Sea and their executive chef Anna Hunt simmer everything in large purpose designed pots, adding fresh corn and baby potatoes, and lots of melted, golden B.C. butter.  The ingredients are seasoned with a special blend of spices and herbs, enhancing the natural flavours of the seafood.

The 2024 Authentic B.C. Crab Boil celebrates British Columbia’s rich West Coast sustainable crab fishery. The export of B.C. crab is a $1 billion industry, and we want to celebrate this world-renowned seafood right here in our community.

Heather MacLeod believes, “this event unites families and friends to enjoy fresh, locally-sourced seafood in a festive, communal setting. We aim to make this celebration accessible to everyone, sharing the tradition of enjoying Dungeness crab in good company. We will be celebrating something truly remarkable, while helping people discover and savour the unique, luxurious, irresistible taste of B.C. Dungeness crab.

This event is for both locals and visitors who want to experience the best of British Columbia’s seafood. Families, friends, food enthusiasts, and anyone with a sense of adventure. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor.