Indulge in some amazing seafood at the Oyster Festival in Canada's capital
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:35
Ottawa may be far from the ocean, but that does not mean it lacks superior seafood. For instance, tourists in the area on June 24th who enjoy shellfish will want to take part in the 6th annual Bytowne Oyster Festival.
Hosted by the Whalesbone Oyster House and the Whalesbone Sustainable Oyster and Fish Supply, this festival takes place outdoors and features an array of delicious cuisine and fun activities. More than 6,000 fresh mollusks will be on hand for the Ottawa Valley Oyster Shucking Championships, Chef's Cup Cookoff and of course for eating by the crowd. Not only will plenty of shellfish be available, guests can also try the savoury walleye burger, which is made of fresh fish lightly fried on a soft bun, dressed with mayo and lettuce. While eating, participants can catch some of the live music playing all day as well.
Travellers taking tours of Ottawa who may miss the event can still sample some tasty seafood year-round at the Whalesbone Oyster House, including seasonal menu items like a lobster roll on brioche bread or mackerel with leeks and bourbon honey.