Welcome to Saturna Island!
The 73rd annual Canada Day Lamb BBQ returns this Saturday July 1st.
All are invited to this in-person, family friendly celebration and fundraiser. There will be many fun activities, games, entertainment, makers market, food vendors and a beer & wine garden. On-site at Winter Cove we barbeque local Saturna raised lambs and offer a full meal prepared and served by our community volunteers.
A portion of all proceeds goes towards fundraising efforts for the Saturna Community Club.
Bring your picnic blankets, shade umbrella and reusable water bottles. Enjoy a day trip to the Southern Gulf Islands and join us for Canada Day!
Saturna Island Canada Day
Saturday, July 1st
Grounds are open from 10:00am – 4:30pm
Lamb meals will be served from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
$28 Adult Meal Ticket
$12 Children under 12
Gulf Island National Park Reserve
The Saturna Island Canada Day Lamb BBQ is a free public community festival with music, entertainment, fun games, beer & wine garden, food vendors and special prepared lamb bbq meal.
Lamb meals require separate tickets available online or day of in-person.
Meal includes: Local Saturna lamb barbecued over an open fire and sliced right onto the plate, cole slaw, Spanish rice, buns and coffee or tea and cookies.
Lamb Meal ( Ticket Required $28 Adult | $12 Child ), Fish Tacos, Shawarma, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Go-Nuts Burgers, Ice Cream, Cotton Candy, Popcorn
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Music / Games / Market / Vendors
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM Beer & Wine Garden
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Games & Races
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM BBQ Lamb Meals
Entertainment / Stage Schedule:
9:30 -10:30 AM Gord and His Sweet Buns
10:30 -11:00 AM Welcome Remarks
11:00 – 11:40 AM Children’s Music Concert – Megafaunix
11:40 – 12:40 PM Gord and His Sweet Buns
12:40 – 1:00 PM O’ Canada – Saturna Island Student Choir
1:00 – 4:30 PM Jack Garton Band
Services & Support:
Shuttle Service – available to /from Lyall Harbor (BC Ferries & Aqaulink)
Dog Minding – additional fee
Games / Dunk Tank / Golf / Facepainting – additional fee
Cash Only – ATM available
The Lamb BBQ is a joyous celebration of Canada Day, centered around a traditionally Argentenian style prepared barbequed lamb meal, with family-friendly games and market and all-day entertainment.
The Saturna Island community has hosted the Saturna Lamb BBQ since 1950 when it began as a school picnic at Saturna Beach. Since that time, the bbq has evolved into a community-wide annual event hosting upwards of 1500 visitors to take in the Canada Day celebration.
The BBQ is now hosted on the grounds of Hunter Field, Winter Cove, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. It is the principal fundraising activity of the Saturna Island Community Club and is produced by over 75 passionate volunteers.
Proceeds raised at The Lamb BBQ go towards a variety of local community groups and associations including the Saturna Community Club which provides financial and operational support for many local initiatives.
We thank all local supporters and contributors to the Canada Day Lamb BBQ!
Saturna Island is easily accessible, by ferry from Vancouver and Victoria or by floatplane from Vancouver.
This remote island of under 500 residents features cozy accommodations, a small selection of retail stores and services, artist galleries and the island’s well-protected natural beauty make Saturna a prime R&R locale.
Saturna Island draws visitors who appreciate peace, pleasant outdoor activities, and abundant quality time with books, binoculars, journals, art supplies and creative imaginations. Hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, home-studio artist tours, lazy afternoons in parks and miscellaneous water activities (swimming, boating, beachcombing) are favourite pursuits here.
Ways To Get To Saturna
BC Ferries Schedules:
Saturna Island Departures(Lyall Harbour)
Vancouver Departures(Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands)
Victoria Departures (Swartz Bay-Southern Gulf Islands)
Richmond YVR To Saturna Island – Seair Seaplanes
Winter Cove is the boat anchorage on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
There is also dinghy tie-up space on the docks but note, it does get crowded.
The dockside ‘Welcome Booth will also store your life jackets and PFDs while you are at the BBQ.
Wet Coast Marine (Boat Charters)
What To Do & Where To Stay
Saturna Island Tourism Association