The Lobby Lounge and RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim was built for the 2010 Olympics and the tension in waiting for this luxurious property to fling open its door all across the city and within the travel industry was palpable. It is truly glamorous.  So much so that it’s received the CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award. ...

Quaaout Lodge and Talking Rock Golf, Chase, British Columbia

In a land of pictographs and ancient traditions, Quaaout Lodge is sharing the time honoured tradition of hospitality.  “With a good heart, we welcome you to our territory.” Elder and former Chief, William Arnouse, named the lodge “Quaaout” which means “when the sun’s rays first hit the...

Swept Away Inn, Port Alberni, British Columbia

Daniel and Bouchra Savard’s Swept Away Inn is not your usual restaurant…it’s part of the 100′ M.V. Songhee a beautifully refurbished, former navy ship and tug boat that had spent the past few years as part of a fishing lodge. Daniel had a vision to restore the the vessel to...

Il Caminetto, Whistler, British Columbia

One of the country’s leading chefs, a cookbook author and a “farm-to-table” pioneer, James Walt continues to inspire his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. A graduate of the Stratford Chefs School, his impressive culinary career spans across...

Sunny’s – A Modern Diner, Kelowna, British Columbia

RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. (RCC), owned by the dynamic team of Audrey Surrao and Chef Rod Butters are adding to their restaurant portfolio a modern diner they have named Sunny’s. Sunny’s is on Bernard Avenue, around the corner from other RCC hotspots RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar &...

Locals, Courtenay, British Columbia

Chef Ronald St Pierre and Tricia St Pierre have created Locals, a very real culinary destination in the Comox Valley. My friend, Jeremy Ferguson wrote the following in the Globe and Mail: “Courtenay’s claim to fame comes through a different passion: It wants to be foodie capital of the island....

Part and Parcel, Victoria, British Columbia

This small, well-run and ultimately casual restaurant is outside of the tourist region of downtown Victoria but it’s seriously worth the 10 minute cab ride! Heck, on one of the city’s many nice days, you could walk.  EAT Magazine, the city’s go-to culinary guide, writes...

Bishop’s Restaurant, Vancouver

John Bishop has been Vancouver’s consummate host for over three decades. His restaurant, simply named “Bishop’s” is a quiet haven filled with extravagant bouquets, great works of art from John’s personal collection and extraordinary food. In 2011, his contribution to Canada was recognized at...

West Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver

The motto is “True to Our Region; True to the Seasons.” The commitment has never, ever wavered since the day that West first opened and it leapt onto the Vancouver restaurant stage as a serious contender for the most delicious regional food. The service at West is so superlative that it was...

pilgrimme Restaurant, Galiano Island, British Columbia

Every Gulf Island has it’s own food voice.  Galiano is no different but lately the tune has been enhanced by the team of Chef Jesse McCleery and his partner Leanne Lalonde who’ve opened a new farm-to-table restaurant they’ve called pilgrimme and immediately began to be noticed....