FBC2018 Great Canadian Road Trip Tickets go on sale on June 18, 2018 at 9am PT/noon ET.
Early Bird tickets will be available until June 24th.
Regular ticket pricing will be in effect from June 25th onwards.
PLEASE NOTE: All dates, times and content are subject to change as we continue to fill our event programming.
Tickets are limited - particularly for the smaller events. All tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer tickets up until August 22nd for a small fee.
More information will be coming to this page shortly so please stay tuned as we continue to update it!
Tickets and Ticket Info:
Vancouver - September 5th
The first stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip is Vancouver, BC. And we're kicking it off with a four hour food photography and food styling workshop at Soundhouse Studios with food photography rock star, cookbook author and instagram sensation, Dennis Prescott. He'll be accompanied by food stylist and soon to be first time cookbook author, Lisa Dawn Bolton.
This intimate, hands on workshop will be limited to 20 spots so you will get one on one time with both Dennis and Lisa. You must bring a camera (DSLR, phone, or point and shoot). Tripods will be helpful but not required. Food and props will be provided. Snacks and light refreshments will be available.
Canmore - September 8th and 9th
The second stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip is a two day intimate blogging retreat (attendance capped at 22) for established bloggers who are blogging full time or those who want to level up their blog to full time or to a significant portion of their income. We will be staying at beautiful Basecamp Lodge overlooking the Canadian Rockies.
We will be deep diving into food photography with Dennis Prescott, food writing with Jennifer Cockrall-King, and the business of food blogging with Denise Bustard and Karlynn and Mike Johnston as well as Melissa and Ethan from FBC.
Learning will be done through workshops and mini mastermind/round table sessions. You will have access to all speakers throughout the weekend as they share their experiences and takeaways with you and participate in all the workshops. With a cap of 22 attendees you will have the opportunity to network and form relationships throughout the entire weekend!
Attendees should be prepared to deep dive into and share the business of their blogs as well as being open to sharing their biggest blogging and freelancing challenges and successes. This will be a very intimate and very interactive weekend full of learning and a lot of fun!
Food and Extras
- Each ticket comes with one night's accomodation at Basecamp Lodge (September 8th, 2018) either with a roommate or you may purchase a single occupancy ticket (single occupancy rooms are limited).
- Lunch is included both days. Dinner will be included on Saturday and breakfast will be included on Sunday.
- Refreshment breaks will be included throughout the weekend
- Optional pre-breakfast pilates class or pre-breakfast morning walk on Sunday (or you can choose to sleep in for an extra hour!).
If you require a room for September 7th, we have a very small group of double occupancy rooms available to us for $165/pp plus additional taxes and fees. These will be available on a first come first serve basis.
Saskatoon - September 12th
The third stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip is Saskatoon, SK. Join us for a day of food photography and blogging tips at Village Guitars.
We'll start off with an intimate food photography workshop with Dennis Prescott and Renee Kohlman to get you some practical tips for working on your photography at home and wrap up with a round table discussion of blogging challenges and solutions. Lunch and snacks will be included! Due to the hands on nature of this event, attendance is capped at 20.
Winnipeg - September 15th
The fourth stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip is Winnipeg! Join us for a full one day food blogging conference at Kitchen Sync. Dennis Prescott will lead our speaker lineup with a food photography talk and demonstration during the morning. Ashley Fehr of the popular blog The Recipe Rebel, former Chatelaine food editor and soon to be cookbook author Claire Tansey and Manitoba food champion Shel Zolkewich will all be part of our speaker lineup!
We'll be eating a delicious lunch followed by afternoon sessions on food blogging with soon to be announced special guest.
Trent Hills (Warkworth) ON - September 20th
The 5th stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip takes a different turn in the small town of Warkworth, fast becoming known for its culinary and artisanal interest! This event will be a day of hands on culinary fun starting with a food photography workshop with Dennis Prescott followed by lunch and then an afternoon of maker workshops with local artisans, including Joel and Dana from Well Preserved. The night will wrap up with a fabulous dinner full of local ingredients! Spots for this event are limited.
Montreal - September 21st
The 6th stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip where we will be teaming up wth Saisons for one of their unique culinary dining experiences! Before sitting down to dinner at L'Éloi you will have the opportunity to participate in a mini food photography workshop with Dennis Prescott!
Quebec City - September 22nd
The 7th stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip is another collaboration with the team from Saisons who are bringing their renowned dining experience to Quebec City for the first time. The location is still TBA but you will again have the opportunity to participate in a mini food photography workshop with Dennis Prescott before dinner!
Moncton - September 23rd
The 8th stop on the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip takes us to The Tide and Boar in Moncton where will be hosting dinner and a food photography talk with Dennis Prescott in his home town!
Halifax - September 25th
Join us on the 9th stop of the FBC Great Canadian Road Trip at Chain Yard Cidery in Halifax for a full one day blogging conference. Dennis Prescott will be speaking on food photography and additional special guests will be joining us for sessions on blogging (to be announced soon!). Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Toronto - September 28th
We will wrap the entire road trip up at our 10th stop in downtown Toronto! Join us at the beautiful Penguin Random House Canada offices for a full day of sessions that focus on blogging, food photography, and community building. Speakers will include Dennis Prescott, Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health, Charlene Theodore of Chew Street and Afrim Pristine of The Cheese Boutique. Additional special guests to be announced shortly. Lunch and snacks will be included.