The Hastings House Hotel gives you a chance to try crabbing for yourself with a fisherman. Catches are brought back to the hotel chef.
Best time to go: June, for best weather.
Stay: Hastings House is a Tudoresque group of buildings in a protected bay on Salt Spring, one of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. From $499 U.S., 2-night Crab Patch package from $1,405 U.S.; hastingshouse.com