Mark your Calendars

Kin Centre · Friday, June 9, 1 pm to 8 pm · Saturday, June 10, 10 am to 6 pm · Sunday, June 11, 10 am to 4 pm

oil.jpgMark your calendars for the BC Gourmet Arts Festival 2023

Prepare for a culinary adventure as Prince George hosts the second annual BC Gourmet Arts Festival from June 9 to 11. This spectacular three-day event showcases the very best of Canadian artisan craftsmanship and gourmet food culture. Prepare to be amazed by the unique culinary offerings and unparalleled artistic talents that will unite to make this festival a true celebration of the senses.

At the festival's heart, more than 200 juried artisans will display their quality, handcrafted creations, from gourmet food and beverages to luxurious candles, soaps, clothing, and accessories. Additionally, visitors can explore handcrafted home decor, first-class pottery and wood crafts, and heirloom-quality books and toys. This incredible assortment ensures that guests will find one-of-a-kind, artisan-quality items to take home or gift to loved ones.

The BC Gourmet Arts Festival is not only about shopping – it's a celebration of community, creativity, and culinary artistry. Live music, community events, and food competitions will entertain and delight all festival-goers. Food lovers can attend gourmet chef presentations, participate in the Great Northern Chili Cook-Off, and start the day with a delicious family pancake breakfast.

Set against the backdrop of Prince George – an urban center surrounded by glacial landscapes, iconic wildlife, and the world's only inland temperate rainforest—the festival promises to be a feast for the senses. With a rich cultural history and a strong connection to the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, Prince George is the perfect location for this celebration of food, art, and community.

Getting to the festival is easy, with direct flights from Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary to YXS airport, as well as the scenic Skeena Rail line from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. A range of accommodation options, including B&Bs, motels, hotels, campgrounds, and unique cottages or Airbnbs, ensures a comfortable stay for every traveler.

The BC Gourmet Arts Festival is a community-driven event, and volunteers are always welcome to join in celebrating culinary arts. The festival is organized by the Community Arts Council of Prince George & District, which has fostered the arts in the region for over 50 years. Their vision is to create a community where art has no boundaries, and this festival perfectly embodies that goal.

For more information,contact the organizers at 250-563-2880 or email

Mark your calendars for the BC Gourmet Arts Festival 2023, and prepare to indulge in a world of gourmet food, handcrafted art, and unforgettable memories!