Key Buyers’ Program

Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada
June 15 – 19, 2020

Join the BC Seafood Expo Key Buyers’ Program for VIP access to the BC Seafood Expo trade show floor and Business-to-Business match making program. Exclusive benefits and opportunities are arranged for participants in order to increase the value and efficiency of attending.

Limited spots available, bookings are first come first serve.


Program Details;

2 Day Key Buyers’ Program – June 17 & 18

Includes an All Access Pass, hotel accommodation and local transportation to the largest seafood industry trade event in the Pacific Northwest, the BC Seafood Expo. This event features suppliers, distributors, producers, industry leaders and government representatives to network, meet and grow the seafood industry.

The 2 Day Key Buyers Program includes:

  • Trade Show Floor Pass
  • Conference sessions access
  • B2B Meeting registration access
  • June 17 & 18 networking lunches
  • June 17 & 18 Keynote sessions
  • June 17 International Buyers Reception
  • June 18 Air Canada Cargo Reception: “Business after Business”
  • Local transportation from Hotel to BC Seafood Expo
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Exclusive access to additional Key Buyers Program industry tours (noted below)

Cost: starting from $750 (CAN)

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Additional Day Options;

South Island Seafood Processor Tour – 1 Day add on Option

1 day tour to leading seafood processors on Vancouver Island representing a variety of products such as wild salmon, halibut, prawns, shrimp, cod, oysters, clams and scallops;

The 1 Day South Island Seafood Processor Tour includes:

  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Industry Tours

Cost: starting from $350 (CAN)

North Island Salmon Farm Tour – 1 Day add on Option

1 day tour hosted by the BC Salmon Farmers Association of a working salmon farm. Enjoy a scenic boat ride through the Discover Passage and learn what salmon farming is all about. This is a great opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the industry and the high level of expertise and technology in growing BC farm-raised salmon.

The 1 Day North Island Salmon Farm Tour includes:

  • Transportation (Marine and Land)
  • Lunch
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Industry Tour

Cost: starting from $350 (CAN)

West Coast Seafood Processor & Farm Tour – 1 Day add on Option

Visit a seafood processor and organically certified salmon farm as part of your itinerary through the scenic Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

The 1 Day West Coast Seafood Processor & Farm Tour includes:

  • Transportation (Marine and Land)
  • Lunch
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Industry Tour

Cost: starting from $500 (CAN)

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Additional Pre and Post Tour Options:

Land and Sea Tour

Guests will participate in this fun land and sea tour provided by Big Animal Adventures and Ambassador Tours. Tours start with all guests meeting at the Comox Harbour with half joining the Big Animal Adventure tour of Baynes Sound, with hopes of encountering some of the large marine sea life that call this area home, the other half of guests will board the Ambassador land tour to a visit of Macs Oyster Processing Plant to learn all about the this delicious shellfish.

Price starting from $60.00 (CAN) per person

4 Hour Whale Watching Tour

The most popular family friendly tour, the four hour tour take place on high speed zodiac boats. You’ll cruise the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. During your four hour tours you will be provided light snacks and refreshments. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour departs from our Campbell River Marine Adventure Centre at the Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre.

Price starting from $139.00 (CAN) per person

Comox Valley Wine Tour

Comox Valley Wine Tour is the best way to experience the Comox Valley Wine Country. A tour around the Valley will include time spent in three of our feature wineries, access to premium wines and a delicious picnic lunch, all gathered up into a five-hour tasting tour.​

Guests will learn about the process of making wine from grape to glass, beginning in the vineyard and ending with a taste of some award-winning wines.

Price starting from $95.00 (CAN) per person

Comox Valley Beer & Cider Tour

The tour is about generous tastings and soaking up the atmosphere of each different venue with a glass of your favourite. They know when it is time to move on when there are more empty glasses than full glasses. The evening is all-inclusive, with all your tasting, flights and complimentary drinks along the way. Whenever possible it is absolutely fine to substitute beer for wine, cider, etc.

Price starting from $75.00 (CAN) per person

Discovery Passage Helicopter Tour

Magnificent flight along the Strait of Georgia, through the Discovery Passage and around Quadra Island with a good view of the Surge Narrows!

Price starting from $145.00 (CAN) per person

Discover the Comox Valley Cycle Tour

Discover Comox Valley Cycle Tour offers Island Joy Ride guests an opportunity to explore the scene by bicycle. This tour cycles through trails surrounded by lush forests, open roads with expansive views, and paved paths that will allow their guests to explore the community beyond what you see by vehicle or by foot. They’ve also sprinkled in tastes of local food and refreshments at a few of their favourite places along the way.

Price starting from $109.00 (CAN) per person

The Wild One Electric Bike Tour

A lovely cruise through nature on the old “One Spot” rail line, then ride through the Wildwood Interpretive forest amongst 2nd growth Douglas Fir and Cedar trees.

Price starting from $60.00 (CAN) per person

Half Day Salmon Fishing Charter (25 ft boat)

Price starting from $600.00 (CAN)

Rate for entire boat NOT per person – Max 4

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