If there's one thing Canadians know how to do it's eat, and that's probably because we have such a rich and diverse culinary landscape. From incredible produce and fresh seafood to high-end desserts and other sweet treats, there's no shortage of delicious Canadian cuisine.
So it should come as no surprise that there's an endless array of food-centric events taking place across the country during the last few weeks of summer and right into fall. Here are the top Canadian food fests to whet your palate.
Chocolate Fest 2011, St. Stephen, NB
You can still catch it – the Chocolate Fest is on until August 6th, so you have a few more days to experience an entire event devoted to this sinful delicacy.
Fall Flavours Fest, Charlottetown, PE
Meet celeb chefs like Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, Curtis Stone, Lynn Crawford, and Mark McEwan for this month-long celebration of autumn fare – from September 2-25 it's a celebration highlighting authentic Island tastes and traditions takes place in communities across PEI.
Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
From September 16-25 experience the incredible range of wines produced in the Niagara region at this fest. There will be more than 100 events including winery tours and tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, wine seminars, live entertainment, and one of Canada's largest street parades.
Perth Garlic Festival, Perth, ON
Bring some mints for after this event – the Garlic Fest in Perth was named one of the top 5 garlic-themed events in the world by Reteurs. Visit food vendors and experience local artisans' work with this treasured bulb August 13-14.
Feast of Fields, Woodbridge, ON
This is a one-day only event September 11th so don't miss out – with a napkin and wine glass in hand, meander amongst Ontario's top chefs, vintners, brewers, and organic farmers to enjoy a fabulous culinary experience.
Annual Okanogan Fall Wine Festival, Okanogan, BC
Perhaps one of the best-known wine regions in the country, this event is an experience for all who love fabulous wine accompanied by great food, unique events and a breathtaking setting.