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Authentic B.C. Crab Boil
& Festival 

Sat July 13th | 12:00PM - 7:00PM

Free Admission
Beverage Gardens

Join the Celebration

The Authentic B.C Crab Boil(™) is the quintessential celebration of summer. People in this region, including its indigenous communities, have been celebrating and sharing this tradition for thousands of  years. 


We are celebrating something truly remarkable! At CrabFest we are excited to share and savour the unique, irresistible taste of B.C. prized Dungeness crab.

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Live Music

Enjoy our lineup of homegrown talent! Experience a diverse range of local music while savouring delicious seafood.

Kids Zone

Bring your little ones to the Kid Zone! From 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, kids can enjoy button making, face painting, a craft zone, and crab crown making.


Get Involved

We are currently seeking event sponsorship, food vendors, day of volunteers and more! Email us at with any questions.

Be a Vendor

Where Community Comes Together

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.”

Our Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors whose support helps make Vancouver Island CrabFest possible!

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  • Date, time, and location of Vancouver Island CrabFest
    Sat July 13, 2024, 12-7PM, Banfield Park
  • Do I need to purchase my bucket in advance?
    We recommend purchasing your Crab Bucket in advance to secure your meal. Advanced Bucket Sales are necessary for us to estimate the number of crabs needed for each time slot and to streamline the lines. While Crab Bucket Sales will be available on the day of the event, they are very limited in quantity and only available while supplies last. Important to note that the event offers free admission, allowing you to enjoy the full program.
  • Directions and parking information
    Parking will be limited; the main parking lot will be reserved for the event vehicles. Vic West Elementary and Esquimalt High School are a 5-minute walk from the park. We encourage you to come by bike, walk or bus! Route 14 | Direction Vic General | Craigflower at Benton Route 14 | Direction UVic | Craigflower at Pine
  • Is the event wheelchair accessible?
    Yes, the event is wheelchair accessible and held on a grassy lawn. Accessible bathrooms are available at the Vic West Community Center. If you have any specific accessibility needs or requests, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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