The Saturna Island Lamb Barbeque is a celebration of Canada Day and has been held annually since 1950. A true community event, the BBQ features traditionally prepared barbequed lamb coupled with an old fashioned country fair flavour.
The lamb BBQ began on the Campbell’s farm at Saturna Beach but in recent years has been held on the grounds of Hunter Field in Winter Cove. This area is now part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada.
While many visitors arrive by ferry, by far the most popular mode of transportation is private boat with Winter Cove being filled with hundreds of boats on Canada Day. This is arguable one of the best parties in the Gulf Islands and truly brings out the Saturna Island community spirit.