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.
River Market is 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.
These are some of our incredible tenants: Crepe Des Amis | Wild Rice Restaurant | Great Wall Tea Co | Pamola Bakery & Deli | Tre Galli Gelato Caffe | Re-Up BBQ | Wally's Burgers | Paddlewheeler Pub & Liquor Store | Donald’s Market | La Grotta Del Formaggio | Mid Century Modern Home | Artisans@River Market | Fraser River Bike Tours & Rentals | La Perla Ballroom | Vancouver Circus School | Music Box Music & Theatre Academy | Hilltop Academy | Hanson International
"Hidden away on a 42acre peninsula on the shores of Green Lake, you will find the Edgwater Restaurant. High vaulted ceilings and oversized windows offer spectacular views to the lake and mountains beyond. The Edgewater Restaurant offers intimate dining in an unparalleled setting.
Patrick Fortier is the talented & energetic Executive Chef of the Edgewater. Ever inspired by what’s au courant in the cooking world, his French-Canadian upbringing, & his extensive travels since, Patrick has created his own style, blending traditional French methods with more contemporary Pacific-Northwest cuisine. Patrick prides himself on his exceptional culinary skills, always sourcing the most local & fresh ingredients, including home grown produce from the Edgewater’s very own garden.
The Edgewater Restaurant is exceptional cuisine paired with breath taking views and welcoming staff. Only minutes away from Whistler Village and a world away from the ordinary.”
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.
Hastings House Country Estate
160 Upper Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island BC
Toll Free 1.800.661.9255
A small luxury country resort, spa and restaurant - sits on 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island. Enjoy luxury lodging, fine dining, wellness and relaxation in a casually-elegant atmosphere. Explore British Columbia’s natural beauty, Salt Spring’s mild climate and the warmth and creativity of its people. Salt Spring Island is voted 1000 Places to See Before You Die in National Geographic's 2009 Stay Guide. Come stay and be pampered by our attentive staff!
Open 7 days a week Mon thru Thursdays 10 AM - 2PM Friday thru Sundays 09 AM - 2PM
Live Entertainment 7 days a Week
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, east and west, traditional and modern. as in traditional Chinese cuisine, the menu offers numerous dishes for sharing. where they diverge from tradition is in the ingredients, presentation and style.
As a proud member of OceanWise, Green Table and Shark Truth, Wild Rice is committed to serving ingredients that are local, seasonal and sustainable. the wine list reflects a thoughtful selection of the best from BC and west coast vineyards.
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.
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.
Vancouver Foodie Tours offers food tasting and educational experiences, introducing food lovers to one-of-a-kind dishes that define Vancouver's culinary scene. Guests indulge in a feast for their eyes, belly and mind, tasting signature dishes at award winning Vancouver gourmet restaurants, food shops and food trucks.