Posted on May 31, 2017

 

Turtle Valley Bison Company will be hosting Ranch Fest on June 24th - a day of delicious food and fun out at the ranch in the heart of Turtle Valley, BC.

General admission is open to the public!

To buy tickets, click HERE!

Day admission (11AM – 4PM) - $20 per person

This includes a ticket for our bison burger lunch, access to guided ranch tours, cooking demos by Vancouver guest chefs, local vendors market and more. Children under 12 are free.

 

Evening festival (4PM – 10PM) - $59 per person

(Please buy the evening festival ticket along with the day admission ticket before 4PM)

Finish off the day with a bison dinner showcase from three outstanding BC chefs. Live music from Western Canadian bands like Leaving Thomas will accompany guests as they pair their meals with local wines & beers.

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Calgary-based duo, Leaving Thomas, set to perform in the evening

As mentioned, throughout the entire day renowned chefs from BC will be demonstrating their own personal twists on bison. Here’s a snapshot from our three feature chefs:

One of Canada’s most respected chefs and mentors, Alex Chen’s culinary vision is an inspired recipe of family tradition, classical technique and an artful infusion of casual West Coast flair and international influences. Before returning to his hometown of Vancouver to head up the kitchen at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Chen spent six years as executive chef at the legendary Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel and led Team Canada to a top-10 finish at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France in 2013. . One of Canada’s most respected chefs and mentors, Alex Chen’s culinary vision is an inspired recipe of family tradition, classical technique and an artful infusion of casual West Coast flair and international influences.

Chris Whittaker’s philosophy is simple: respect our land and water. Use local suppliers: small farms and wild food. The path to sustainability has been an easy one for Whittaker as conservation and the use of local products is how he lives. Bee-keeping at home, preserving fruit and vegetables to have a “canless” kitchen for Forage and working with small lot farmers throughout the year. From being the driving force behind the uber-sustainable Forage and his newly opened (November 2015) Timber - to his unpretentious, adventurous food, Whittaker is one of our city's most interesting and passionate chefs a proud member of the prestigious Chefs’ Table Society..

The chef/restauranteur who's best known for bringing Campagnolo, Campagnolo Roma and Campangolo Upstairs to life in Vancouver, BC. Rob Belcham is a meat connoisseur that knows his way around a charcuterie board. The man is known for his amazing way with meat. From legendary burgers, to curing some insanely good bresaola, his skills stretch far beyond a simple method. His burgers are so good, even other restaurants in Vancouver have asked him to feature the goods, like at The American. Rob will be doing his thing with a dinner feature you're sure to drool over.

Join the herd and visit us on June 24th. We look forward to sharing this scenic gem in the Canadian Rockies while you sample the best food BC has to offer.

To buy tickets, click HERE!

We can't wait to share our paradise with you. (Limited tickets available for dinner/evening portion)

If you're looking for accommodations for the evening here is a few local places to rest your head.

 

HOTELS/MOTELS

Quaaout Lodge, Chase

Chase Country Inn Motel, Chase

Overlander Motel, Chase

Shuswap Lake Motel, Sorrento

Carmel Cove Resort, Blind Bay

Prestige Inn, Salmon Arm

Podollan Inn, Salmon Arm

Travelodge, Salmon Arm

Comfort Inn, Salmon Arm

Best Western, Salmon Arm

Viewpoint Motel, Salmon Arm

Super 8, Salmon Arm

 

CABINS/COTTAGES

Blind Bay Hideaway, Blind Bay

White Sands Resort, Sorrento

Scotch Creek Cottages, North Shuswap

 

BED & BREAKFASTS

Sunny Shuswap B&B, Chase

The Maples, Sorrento

Shuswap B&B, Sorrento

Solitude B&B, Sorrento

A Rover's Rest B&B, Blind Bay

 

CAMPGROUNDS

Finz Resort, Blind Bay

Woodhaven Campground, White Lake

Herald Provincial Park Campground, Sunnybrae

Shuswap Lake Provincial Park Campground, North Shuswap

Cottonwoods Campground, Scotch Creek

Viewpoint RV Park, Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Camping Resort, Salmon Arm

Sandy Point Campground, Salmon Arm

Magna Bay Resort, North Shuswap

Shuswap Lake Motel, Sorrento

Skimikin Lake Campground, Skimikin

 

HOSTEL

Squilax HI Hostel, Squilax