Niagara Icewine Festival


January 14-30


Niagara, Ontario


For three weeks in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada's most cherished products - Ontario Icewine. From Gala evening toasts to chestnut roasts, ornate ice bars and winery tours, the 16th annual Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste. Join the celebration.



Valley Winter

January 15-16

3836 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario

In Twenty Valley local chefs will present perfectly paired dishes to help warm up the festive outdoor street celebration in the heart of charming Jordan Village. Admission to the street festival is free; tokens are available for wine and food sampling. If you’re looking for a wonderful winter weekend getaway, explore the cozy B&B’s and inns, unique boutiques and culinary shops, and fabulous wineries and restaurants that embody the friendly sophistication of Twenty Valley.


The Winter

January 19-23

Okanagan, British Columbia

Set in January at the magnificent alpine setting of Sun Peaks Resort, the annual Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is one of a kind. From skiing and snowboarding, to wine seminars and progressive tastings, this is a unique experience. Crisp mountain air. A crackling fireplace. Good friends, great BC wine. That’s winter.


A Taste of Niagara

January 29th

Niagara, Ontario

A Taste of Niagara is your chance to join an amazing culinary adventure. This year the event returns, bringing the showcase of the area’s top culinary talents together with the best wines and hospitality. If good food, good wine and good times are enough to whet your appetite, then A Taste of Niagara on the Lake is the event for you.


BC Foodservice Expo

January 30-31

Vancouver Convention Centre

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is pleased to present the 2011 BC Foodservice Expo, at the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre. We will showcase BC’s $10 billion dollar foodservice industry at Western Canada’s largest hospitality trade show. Join us for your best opportunity to exhibit all that’s new and available from your company. Build new customer relationships and strengthen your existing ones, while you present your products and services at the most important foodservice event – The BC Foodservice Expo – in the hub of downtown Vancouver.



Jan 31-Feb 2

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

The Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking with the goal of making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

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