From marionberries to melons, sablefish to fresh Pacific salmon, free range beef to brussels sprouts, British Columbia is a gourmand's dream. Community farmers' markets abound from Mission to Haida Gwaii, with wharfside restaurants, luxurious dining rooms and cozy local eateries.
Join the slow food movement. Community markets are all the rage and more
communities are jumping in on the action than ever before. From Pemberton’s annual slow food cycle to New Westminster’s recently reopened farmer’s market, British Columbia is a locavore’s dream.
Feast and fun come together every day at River Market, where the hungry and curious gather to eat, shop, and play. First opened in 1985 as Westminster Quay Public Market, this 75,000-square-foot marketplace on the Fraser River pioneered a food-led revitalization to become a hub for community life. Today, it showcases 25 of B.C.'s best independent restaurants, shops, and schools all under one roof. Stay hungry and curious at rivermarket.ca
These are some of our incredible shops: Donald’s Market | Hanson International Academy | Paddlewheeler Pub | Paddlewheeler Liquor Store | La Perla Ballroom | Wild Rice Market, Bistro | Vancouver Circus School | Freebird Chicken Shack | Hilltop Academy | Great Wall Tea Co. | Music Box | La Grotta del Formaggio | Pattison Architecture | Longtail Thai Kitchen | The Network Hub | Pamola Bakery & Deli | Pottery Works | ReUp BBQ | Tre Galli Gelato Caffe | Jolene’s Handmade Soap | Shnoo and the Pachooch Toys | Wally’s Burgers | Bunches & Blooms | Mid-Century Modern Home | Cozy Yarn | August Studios
Galiano Oceanfront Inn Restaurant
134 Madrona Drive
Galiano Island BC
Toll Free 1.877.530.3939
Wine and Food have always evolved together, while complementing each other each other as the worlds classic wine regions attest. Our west coast menu is a reflection of the place we live. Pacific Salmon enjoyed with an Island grown Alderlea Pinot Noir is a testament to the powerful illustration of how regional wines complement foods from the same climatic conditions.
The restaurant's fine reputation has been enhanced under the culinary direction of Chef Dean Hillier and Restaurant Manager/ Sommelier, Richard Massey.
The Heritage Grill is a live music pub and grill in the heart of downtown New Westminster. With a mix of music ranging from ukelele to jazz to folk to blues and roots all the way to pop and rock, we are proud to offer live music seven days a week.
Our dining lounge seats 77, and features private booth seating as well as tables. Our patio on lively Columbia Street features seating for 26. Or, check out the Back Room, a great space for larger get togethers and private parties.
One of Victoria’s finest seafood restaurants, recently voted “Best Vancouver Island Restaurant” by Vancouver magazine. It’s an experience of pleasantly satisfying surprises. Our menu changes daily to allow us to serve only the freshest local ingredients. All salad greens and herbs are grown in our own kitchen gardens. You will savour the wholesome and beautiful creations of our award-winning chefs.
The restaurant at Sooke Harbour House is renowned both locally and internationally, and is remembered with pleasure by visitors from around the world. Please join us soon!
Wild Rice Market Bistro
122-810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster BC V3M 6B9
Wild Rice began as a simple thought from Andrew Wong. His wish was to create a socially conscious restaurant serving local cuisine with influences from his Chinese heritage.
The space is a blend of yin and yang, reclaimed and new. As in Chinese cuisine, the menu offers dishes for sharing, where they diverge is in the ingredients, presentation and style.
As proud members of Oceanwise, Green Table and BC Chefs' Association, Wild Rice is committed to serving ingredients that are local, seasonal and sustainable. The wine and beer list reflects a thoughtful selection of the best from BC.
Hillside offers a lovely tasting room and gift shop where you can sample and purchase our wines and other unique gift items. Our award-winning Bistro, offers exceptional contemporary wine country cuisine and features two patios with breathtaking views of vineyards, orchards and Lake Okanagan. Our portfolio of esteemed wines provide the perfect pairing with lunch or dinner in a truly unique and memorable setting.
Bonfire Restaurant at The Cove Lakeside Resort
4205 Gellatly Road
Westbank BC V4T 2K2
Regional ingredients from the Okanagan and BC blended with flavors and reflections of the Southwest.
Cuisine of the Sun is inspired by the flavors and cooking styles from the Sonoran, Mojave and Chihuahuan Desert regions. Exotic and local ingredients combine through classical and rustic cookery techniques to create refreshing, bright, colorful dishes.
Forage is located in the beautiful Listel Hotel at the corner of Robson and Jervis in Vancouver, BC.
Forage is a neighbourhood gathering spot — a local’s “local”. The food is unpretentious and the antithesis of “fine dining”. It is however innovative cuisine prepared with solid cooking fundamentals with advanced techniques. Products are sourced from local and organic farmers, fishermen and producers whenever possible. With each product we use, there is a story to be told.
Open for breakfast, weekend brunch, dinner and noshing through the evening, Forage adds a casual flair to welcome neighbourhood locals and visitors from across the city and beyond.
Come join us on a food tasting and cultural walking tour and you will see why Vancouver is one of the top foodie cities in the world. You'll taste award winning dishes, meet local culinary stars, and learn how dishes are prepared.