Make your reservation now for the 2014 Candlelight Dinner

Image of candlight dinner in a darkened restaurant

Dine by candlelight, and save on a tasty meal at a local restaurant

On Wednesday, October 22 we will be celebrating our most delicious initiative of the year — the annual Candlelight Dinner. Over 64 restaurants in communities across B.C. will be turning down the lights and serving dinner by candlelight as a way to showcase their commitment to sustainability.

Some restaurants offer 2-for-1 entrees, others free appys or desserts

Now in its sixth year, the Candlelight Dinner provides local communities the opportunity to come together to show their support for conservation efforts in a fun and unique way. Participating restaurants will be turning down the lights and turning up the energy savings as a way to highlight how simple actions — like dimming the lights — can make a big difference in energy savings.

Along with raising awareness about energy conservation, the event is also an opportunity for you to enjoy exclusive deals and offers from participating restaurants. It's the perfect occasion to try a new local restaurant or dish.

Offers may include a complimentary appetizer, 2-for-1 entrees, free dessert or a featured menu item.

Partnering for energy savings

Every year, we work with a number of community partners that help bring the event to our participating communities.

"Our community partners play a key role in the success of this event. They help with recruiting local restaurants and spreading the word within their community," explains Carmelina Sorace, Power Smart commercial marketing manager.

Two partners working together are Sustainable Dawson Creek and Tourism Dawson Creek, which have been involved with the event since 2011.

"They are partners that go above and beyond each year to make the event a success. From getting their mayor and council on board, to getting donations for prizes from local businesses, and continuing to challenge restaurants to think about ways they can save energy all year long," explains Sorace.

"The Candlelight Dinner is a great opportunity for our community to make a date for an evening out. It is a social evening with a great message and we enjoy taking part each year," says Melanie Turcotte with Tourism Dawson Creek.

This year, there are 13 restaurants in Dawson Creek taking part.

Other participating communities and partners include:

  • Lake Country and the Fresh Outlook Foundation
  • Nanaimo and Tourism Nanaimo
  • Prince George and the Prince George Chamber of Commerce
  • Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver
  • Victoria and Tourism Victoria
  • WestShore (Colwood, Langford and Sooke) and the WestShore Chamber of Commerce

Find participating restaurants and their exclusive offer in each community. Reservations are recommended. Contact the restaurant directly to book a spot.