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There's no place quite like Canada's West Coast for culinary excursions that showcase the bounty of natural ingredients. Working with local partners Fairmont has created a selection of curated experiences to whet the appetite of food lovers and travel aficionados. Treat your taste buds to the fresh, local cuisine of Canada's West Coast, take a guided tour of craft distilleries or forage for wild ingredients with a chef. From the vibrant, metropolitan energy of Vancouver to the quaint charm of afternoon tea in Victoria and the adrenaline pumping adventure of Whistler, experience the best of BC with World Class Wild.

With Fairmont, you can taste honey infused menus from the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel bee hives, forage for wild ingredients and mix it up in Botanist Cocktail Bar + Lab, or take a scenic helicopter trip to the seaside town of Victoria and explore local distilleries and farms. Then enjoy luxurious accommodations and world class restaurants that highlight the natural bounty of the region.

Those who are wild at heart can create an a la carte menu suited to their interests and available time. Try a pre or post night at Fairmont Vancouver Airport before taking a trip on Air North to Canada's North. Visit Haida Gwaii to try just-caught salmon, and visit ancient tribal villages. Savour pristine mountain vistas and zip through old growth forests in Whistler then après with a signature Canada 150 cocktail.

Take a page from history at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver with Afternoon Tea and a night in the Royal Suite. Then board the Rocky Mountaineer train and savor a feast of Canadian gourmet cuisine as you weave through stunning mountain peaks and valleys.

To say that British Columbia is lush would be an understatement. The Pacific Northwest makes for a pretty ideal climate for some of the world's most unique flora, fauna and, of course, food. No restaurant in Vancouver highlights the natural bounty of the region better than Botanist. As guests walk onto the restaurant's garden terrace, they are met by over 50 different local plant species living within a serene glass-walled space. Chef Hector Laguna's primary focus on the menu is backyard produce gathered by organic agricultural methods. Stop in for dinner, where you can sample seared, sustainably-caught sablefish on a bed of puffed tapioca and local veggies. If you're really feeling adventurous, hand the reigns to the kitchen and let them serve you a surprise meal you surely won't forget.

If your pick of poison is neither beer nor wine, it might be time to stop by Victoria Distillers. Located on the picturesque waterfront, the distillery produces some of the region's finest signature gin, vodka and flavored liqueurs. For those looking for an in-depth look at how alcohol is produced, there are daily tours and tastings provided on the property. If you're looking for a more relaxed environment in which to imbibe, head straight to the Q Bar at Fairmont Empress where bartender will mix and muddle custom creations such as the Q-1908 signature cocktail made with Empress 1908 gin.

From Wild to World Class - Click Here to Explore Experiences presented by Fairmont Hotels and Partners.



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