West Coast Culinary Adventure

August 21-23, 2021

  • Where: Nootka Sound Resort on Vancouver Island, BC
  • Tickets: $3,499* per person
  • Included: Luxurious accommodation based on double occupancy, choice of two special activity options, and access to all event offerings 
West Coast Culinary Adventure

Are you a food and wine lover? Join us for an intimate and engaging three-day adventure at Nootka Sound Resort this August. Get the full scope of west coast cuisine with renowned Chef William Lew (former Executive Chef for Ocean Wise and Notch8, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver) as you dine on local seafood, foraged edibles and innovative dishes inspired by the Pacific Northwest.   

There’s plenty to give you a well-rounded west coast experience with luxurious spa treatments, fascinating wilderness & heritage boat tours, and world-class fishing charters to choose from. Every ticket holder chooses two personal special activities from the Experiences Menu. Spend the rest of the day exploring and eating your way through gorgeous Nootka Sound. 

This wilderness retreat features cooking demonstrations, live music from WiL, wine tastings guided by award-winning Sommelier Samantha Rahn, craft beer tastings led by Cicerone Dave Pearson of Vancouver Island Brewing, storytelling and music by performer Katrina Kadoski, and so much more. Guests are housed in a luxurious floating resort in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Nootka Sound. 

Tickets are available at $3,499* per person, which includes accommodations based on double occupancy, choice of two special activity options, and access to all event offerings. Your health and safety are our primary concern. Scroll down to view our COVID-19 protocol and booking assurance policies.  

This three-night event starts on Friday, August 20, 2021. Guests check out on Monday, August 23. Transportation to Nootka Sound Resort is available by complementary ground shuttle & boat transport from Campbell River, or fly directly with one of our seaplane partners. 

2021 Culinary Adventure Itinerary

*plus applicable taxes, fishing licence, transport to/from resort or shuttle pickup, gratuities 

Getting to Nootka Sound  

Guests may choose to drive directly to Moutcha Bay Resort on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where a boat shuttle will transport you across the water to Nootka Sound Resort. Secure parking at Moutcha Bay Resort is provided complimentary to all ticket holders. Click here to find our drive-in travel directions 

A complimentary ground shuttle is provided to every ticket holder with pick-up at Comox Airport and Campbell River Airport on August 20, 2021. Please ask us about pick-up times.  

Menu by Chef William Lew 

The West Coast Culinary Adventure menu will be carefully crafted and presented by our talented and creative Executive Chef William Lew (former Executive Chef for Ocean Wise and Chef de Cuisine at Notch8, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver). Expect to feast on local seafood, foraged edibles and innovative dishes inspired by the Pacific Northwest.   

More details about our 2021 West Coast Culinary Adventure menu to come. Watch this page for more information as we move closer to the event date.  

Experiences Menu  

Every ticket holder is entitled to two (2) activities from our Experiences Menu. Please note that activities are limited and are first-come, first-served. Choose your activity upon ticket purchase.  

Experiences Menu 

Guided Fishing Experience 

Join one of our experienced, professional fishing guides on the experience of a lifetime! Target world-class Chinook salmon in Nootka Sound aboard a comfortable guide boat. Up to 3 guests per trip. No experience necessary, all gear is provided.  

3 hours 

Wildlife & Heritage Tour  

Explore Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet on the water in the comfort of our 24’ Osprey with our in-house naturalist. The rich history and abundance of wildlife in our region means there is something wonderful to discover around every corner. 

3 hours 

Guided Sea Kayaking Tour  

The calm, protected waters of Nootka Sound are ideal for a relaxed and fun guided exploration of our local flora and fauna. Our certified kayak guides are knowledgeable, friendly and focused on your safety. 

3 hours 

Spa Treatment  

Relax and unwind with a calming relaxation massage or deluxe pedicure with our in-house spa practitioner in our private spa suite.  

1.5 hours 

Live Music  

With a voice that conjures names like Ray LaMontagne and Ben Ottewell (Gomez), William Mimnaugh, (stage name wiL) writes songs that push the boundaries of what is considered contemporary folk to include elements of old school country, pop, rock and blues.  

WiL is a Canadian born singer-songwriter who writes records and performs music within the Americana music tradition yet WiL defies this expansive genre, ever so slightly, by adding elements of straight up pop music; a clear indication of the decade in which he grew up. 

His music first gained international recognition when his song ‘Roam’ became the flagship anthem to Travel Alberta’s ‘Remember to Breathe’ ad campaign. (source: https://ibreakstrings.com/home)   


Originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Katrina Kadoski was awarded music scholarships from a young age. Shaping her performance craft with plays, choirs, workshops, music programs, and competitions, she has also become a skilled guitarist and songwriter. Her versatile and powerful voice has been developed over years of classical and contemporary vocal training and recording. 

One of her biggest transitions as a person and a musician came in 2007 when she spent three years in an off-the-grid historical homestead /garden located 33 miles North of Tofino. “I had all this time in complete wilderness to dedicate to my craft and listen to my soul… and that changes you,” she says. While there Kadoski created her most recognized show, “Cougar Annie Tales”, a critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama, telling the wild life story of the trapper-pioneer-settler woman who homesteaded in the rainforest bog. It won Pick of the Fringe, was a Victoria Critics Choice nominee for “Best New Play.” (source: www.katrinakadoski.com/ 


The expert and award-winning sommelier Samantha Rahn will guide you through a selection of handpicked fine wine selections. An entertaining and informative session that will give you an opportunity to learn more about what’s in the glass.  


Hosted by Vancouver Island Brewing certified cicerone Dave Pearson, craft beer tastings will feature over 10 different brews to choose from. Dave will lead you through the tasting, introducing you to the flavour profile and story behind each beer. Participants will be invited to ask questions and share their thoughts during a relaxed and entertaining tasting session.  


At Nootka Marine Adventures, the safety and health of our guests and staff is always our top priority. We are dedicated to providing a safe, clean and welcoming environment at all of our resorts. Please visit our COVID-19 page for up-to-date health and safety protocols as well as our Book Worry Free policy: COVID-19 Link  

Nootka Sound Resort’s West Coast Culinary Adventure is planned for August 20-23, 2021. We are committed to following the expert guidance of our provincial health authorities and we will take every possible precaution to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our guests and employees. Please note that this event itinerary is subject to change depending on recommendations at the time.  

Nootka Sound Resort features private outdoor entrances and private washrooms at every guest suite. Social distancing measures, the use of face masks, WHO-registered disinfectant and hand sanitizer stations, cohorted dining service, and other policies will be in place for everyone’s safety. 

Tickets are available online!

Click here to purchase your ticket with VoucherCart, or contact Guest Services to book with our friendly team.