Denman Island is located near Fanny Bay on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The oysters grown there start out as hatchery produced seed in trays suspended from the surface, but they get transferred directly onto the beach for their final grow out. There they develop their cup and thick shells, reaching market size in twelve to eighteen months. Water from the Pacific flows through the Strait of Georgia over the site, producing oysters that tend to be quite salty. Their flavor is sweet with an aftertaste similar to that of cucumber.