Things to do at the Saturna Lamb Barbeque
PLEASE NOTE: The Traditional Saturna Lamb BBQ is cancelled this year (2021) – see you in 2022
The grounds at the Barbeque site (Hunter Field) – adjacent to Winter Cove – open at 10:00 a.m. on July 1st, Canada Day. Local live musical entertainment is featured on the outdoor stage throughout the day
Booths on the barbeque grounds offer souvenirs, local crafts, ice cream, pop, water, tea and coffee, veggie burgers, hamburgers and hot dogs, cinnamon buns, used books sales and information about the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. There’s a dunk tank and a country-style golf driving range. A bingo tent offers a chance to relax for a while and test your luck. As well, there is face painting, games and an old-fashioned coconut shy for the kids.
The Beverage Garden offers beer and cider and a shady spot to sit and enjoy from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No personal liquor, including wine or beer, may be brought onto the site. Emergency services on the grounds include first aid, fire protection and RCMP officers. Around noon, there are free games, with prizes, for all ages to enjoy. They include races, sack races, balloon tosses and nail driving contests. There is a brief Canada Day ceremony, with a minimum of formalities. Entrance to the site is free but those wanting the lamb barbeque meal will need to purchase tickets. For more information on tickets click here.