Celebrate BC Spot Prawn Season With These 5 Events


Wild BC spot prawns are a coveted delicacy known around the world for their sweet and delicate flavour. Frozen spot prawns are available year round at a hefty price, but it’s only during the official fishing season, which starts in the spring and lasts for six to eight weeks that spot prawns are available live. Now is the time to indulge in this BC delicacy.  5 Wild BC Spot prawn events happening around Vancouver to celebrate the local harvest.

  1. Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia 11th Annual Spot Prawn Festival

Join the Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia for the 11th Annual Spot Prawn Festival. The festival is held at Fisherman’s Wharf in False Creek which is within walking distance of Granville Public Market. Enjoy a plate of wild local BC spot prawns (just off the boat) along with a selection of side dishes and Terra Breads. Due to the popularity of the event, guests can now attend the spot prawn boil at one of four specific one hour time slots, starting at 11:00am and ending at 3:00pm. There will also be cooking demonstrations from local chefs along with live music from Scattered Coals. Admission also includes for those 19+ complimentary tastings from local craft brewery, R&B Brewing and Okanagan winery, Evolve Cellars. If you wish to attend, buy tickets now as the spot prawn boil is always sold-out event.

Spot Prawn Boil
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf-1505 West 1st Ave
Tickets: $19.75 + GST & service fee
One hour time slots from 11am-3pm.
Buy tickets here

2. Spot Prawn Pop-up at the Vancouver Aquarium


Ocean Wise® Executive Chef Ned Bell and Chef Rob Clark of The Fish Counter are kicking off spot prawn season with this first-ever collaborative dinner at Vancouver Aquarium’s Pop-Up café.

Join these top Vancouver chefs for a decadent five-course dinner with wine pairings as they put the spotlight on sustainable spot prawns.

Spot Prawn Pop-Up Restaurant at Vancouver Aquarium
Friday, May 12th, 2017
Vancouver Aquarium-845 Avison Way
Tickets: $155.00
Buy tickets here.

3. Spot Prawn Boil Party at Yew Seafood + Bar


Yew seafood + bar brings back their popular communal Sunday Dining Series starting with the Spot Prawn Boil happening May 14, 21, 28 and June 4.  Guests will enjoy an evening of spot prawns along with a complimentary glass of CedarCreek Estate Winery’s chardonnay.

Yew seafood + bar Spot Prawn Boil Sunday Dining Series
Sunday May 14, 21, 28 and June 4.
791 West Georgia St.
Tickets: $75.00
Reserve your seat here.

4. Spot Prawn Boil Dinners at The Blackbird and New Oxford Restaurants

Image may contain: people sitting, table, food and indoorNow an annual tradition, the Donnelly Group hosts their popular spot prawn boil dinners at both the New Oxford and The Blackbird restaurants. Tables are covered with newspaper and buckets of prawns along with sweet corn and potatoes are served up family style. The dinner includes a complimentary glass of local craft beer.

Spot Prawn Boil Dinner at The Blackbird Public House Restaurant
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
905 Dunsmuir Street
Tickets: $50.00
Buy tickets here.

Spot Prawn Boil Dinner at The New Oxford Restaurant
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1144 Homer Street
Tickets: $50.00
Buy tickets here.

5. B.C Bubbles and Spot Prawn Dinner Boil at Edible Canada

Seafood feast Canadian Table Edible CanadaEdible Canada’s Canadian Table Dinner Series launches on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 with  B.C. Bubbles and Spot Prawns. Join Chef Tobias Grignon and Meighan Makarchuk of Ocean Wise for an evening of delectable spot prawns paired with Bella Wines, Tantalus Vineyards and Okanagan Crush Pad.