ABOUT ISLAND GOURMET TRAILS
Island Gourmet Trails offers relaxed, fun and delicious day tours around the Comox Valley's lush and fertile landscape. Foodies find the area still lives up to its native name: "Komox," meaning "land of plenty." Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, the area is bountiful with fresh seafood, organic farm products, superb wines and more.
Come taste the best of the best and let us handle transportation and all the little details.
Let us help you indulge in the spectacular culinary bounty of the area. Discover:
Bustling farmers' markets
Craft breweries and distilleries
World-renowned cheese factories
Oyster and scallop farms
Fishing docks - with the day's catch
FARM, FOOD & WINE TOURS
MEET OUR GUIDES
Our dynamic team of guides are local residents, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and well informed about the Comox Valley. Sharing the bounty of the Valley with our guests is our mission!
A distinguished chef and educator, Gaetane Palardy is passionate about the Comox Valley. Her knowledge of fine food, delight in conversation and passion for teaching led to the creation of Island Gourmet Trails. Over the years, Gaetane has developed excellent relationships with local producers, artisans and farmers ensuring guests a unique and personalized experience.
Dyan Spink, founder of the Royston Roasting Company and 19-year member of the Comox Valley Farmers' Market, knows her way around the Comox Valley culinary circuit. From restaurateurs to farm gates, festivals to fundraisers, she has the pleasure of calling many of the valley's growers and foodies...her friends!
Lesley Stav, is a Red Seal Chef & President of the North Vancouver Island Chefs Association (NVICA). After working in restaurant kitchens in Vancouver for over 20 years, Stav returned to Vancouver Island 12 years ago. She shifted from hands-on cooking to that of mentor, guide and passionate advocate for the culinary industry. Chef Stav spearheaded several initiatives to connect community to local chefs, farmers, fishers & producers.