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 become a floating inn so, after purchasing the it from the fishing lodge, the ship saw a complete overhaul and the Swept Away Inn was opened in 2014 complete with 8 staterooms. It was, at first, Daniel’s dream and Bouchra admits that she thought he was a bit crazy. But they both loved sharing meals in a family style setting and showing off Bouchra’s culinary skills…her passion is real ‘slow food’…in other words, great home-style cooking. Daniel is the pastry chef. 

The seating is limited and the food is Moroccan-inspired, showing off Bouchra’s family heritage.  For me these sorts of meals are the essence of what makes Canadian cuisine so downright awesome.  The most local ingredients, cooked with heart and flavours that stretch back centuries!

They had decided to head to Tofino but when they docked in Port Alberni at Fisherman’s Wharf they fell in love with the community and stayed.  And has it worked?  In 2015 they won the Best Concept Award for Small Business BC.

Port Alberni as a destination is situated at the end of a fiord that leads to the Pacific Ocean.  It’s the gateway to the western part of Vancouver Island, the Broken Islands, the tiny fishing village of Bamfield with its Marine Station and even to Ucluelet.

Contact Swept Away Inn at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.

Contactez Swept Away Inn directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.

Swept Away Inn


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