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Round Up of Delicious Summer Food Festivals Across Canada

TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 07/03/14 -- It's summertime in Canada and the "livin' is easy". After months of winter, Canadians know how to fully embrace and appreciate the sun, warmth and outdoors. So it's no surprise that Canadians take advantage of this time of year to eat and drink alfresco -- from restaurant patios to backyard barbeques to under-the-star campfires topped off with yummy s'mores. The travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the online experts in finding and publishing travel deals, add food festivals to this outdoor menu and give you a tasting of what's ahead with their Top 8 Summer Food Festivals across Canada.

From strawberries to lobster and from garlic to hot and spicy, there's a festival to please a variety of palates. Here are four food festivals from coast to coast taking place this month and definitely worth travelling for:

  • Shediac Lobster Festival, Shediac, New Brunswick - Lobster takes centre stage at the 65th edition of the Shediac Lobster Festival from July 9-13 in Shediac, New Brunswick. The event attracts visitors from across North America and features nightly lobster suppers, entertainment, rides, a children's parade and even a lobster-eating contest.

  • Deer Lake Strawberry Festival, Deer Lake, Newfoundland - The Deer Lake Strawberry Festival in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, takes place July 18-20. The three-day festival pays homage to the strawberry, but also incorporates many other events. Expect music, dancing, games, a beer tent, concession stands and a fireworks display.

  • A Taste of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Head to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan July 15-20 for some great food at A Taste of Saskatchewan. Get ready to sample delicious dishes from 30 of Saskatoon's best restaurants in Kiwanis Park. In addition to great food, the festival will feature 55 of Saskatchewan's best bands and performers.

  • Victoria Taste, Victoria, British Columbia - Taste, is Victoria's sixth annual festival devoted to food and wine and runs from July 24-27. Sample local wines and food with a seasonal, sustainable focus, and enjoy various events that highlight the best food and wine the province has to offer. From a three-course brunch featuring eggs Benedict and bubbly, to an interactive tasting workshop -- you'll be sure to leave this festival full and happy.

Planning to vacation later in the summer? These four food festivals rounding out our list take place in August and September: Chocolate Festival, St. Stephen, New Brunswick (August 2-9); Perth Lions Garlic Festival, Perth, Ontario (August 9-10); Hot and Spicy Food Festival, Toronto, Ontario (August 15-17); and Niagara Food Festival, Niagara, Ontario (September 5-7). To read the yummy details on these and Cheapflights.ca's complete list of Top 8 Food Festivals across Canada, please visit www.cheapflights.ca/news/top-8-summer-food-festivals-across-canada.

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Momondo Group is an online travel media and technology company that is driven by the belief that an open world is a better world. The group now serves travel search and inspiration to over 17.5 million visitors a month -- plus 7 million travel newsletter subscribers -- via its Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.ca) and momondo (www.momondo.com) brands.

Skygate began the sourcing of complex air-travel data in 1992, while Cheapflights pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for users in 1996 and momondo launched meta-search in the Nordic countries in 2006.

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