Butter Clams are perhaps the most common clam found along the B.C. coast, and are considered by many to be the best clams for chowder.
Often found alongside Butter Clams, Littlenecks are unique among saltwater clams by occasionally forming pearls.
Accidentally introduced to British Columbia from Japan in the 1930’s, Manilas are now very common on B.C. beaches and are popular with both professional chefs and vacationing children wielding colourful, plastic shovels.
Named because it looks like a folded, antique straight razor, the Razor Clam was once used mainly as bait but is now also prized as food.
Considered an invasive species, the Varnish Clam was accidentally introduced to B.C. waters in the 1980’s and has since spread out to become very well established along the West Coast.