Established in 2013, the World Shore Lunch Championships are held each year at the beginning of June, and bring together fishermen, foodies, locals and visitors in celebration of one of the region’s most prized and delicious resources: Fresh Fish! Teams compete to fry up the finest shore lunch dishes in the world, and are judged by both a panel of experts, and the entire crowd, who “vote with their wallets” by purchasing tickets which they can spend on whichever recipe tantalizes them the most. It’s the quintessential northern event, a night of food, local music, fun activities and fond memories, all in support of the city’s burgeoning tourism industry.

Congratulations to our 2015 Winners

Peoples' Choice

1.To be an important part of a popular, growing summer festival that is well-attended by everyone from visitors to lifelong Yellowknifers.
2.To showcase your culinary skills before a crowd of 800 to 1000 people.
3.To benefit from the festival’s strong ongoing partnership with NWT Tourism, the City of Yellowknife, The Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and Outcrop Communications.
4.You will be able to connect with 30+ social media networks, including Regional and National Partners (Welcome Air North, our newest festival partner!)
5.All participants will be featured in an extensive print media and radio advertising campaign prior to the event

2015 Participant Highlights