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BC Food & Drink
The best food and drink experiences in British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia has an exciting culinary scene driven by the rich history, multicultural diversity, and bounty of local ingredients and products sourced in this popular Canadian province. The abundance of fresh local seafood, meats, and produce – along with artisan wines and craft beverages – makes BC a top foodie destination, and LuxuryBritishColumbia is pleased to showcase the best food and drink experiences in the region.
Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city that offers the best in international and regional cuisine. One of the best restaurants in Vancouver is the renowned Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro, which offers authentic Indigenous cuisine. Another local favorite is Mr Bannock, an Indigenous food truck known for its award-winning local specialties.
Head to the charming city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, where a variety of historic and cozy Victoria restaurants offer proper afternoon tea experiences. For a special treat fit for royalty, indulge in the afternoon tea service at Victoria’s storied Fairmont Empress Hotel or enjoy a respite at The Dining Room at nearby Butchart Gardens.
Enjoy BC’s Superb Food & Drink Experiences
The craft beverage scene in BC is thriving, with many restaurants, pubs, and bars offering happy hour specials and uniquely curated wine, beer, and cocktail lists. Some of the best cocktail bars in Vancouver are located downtown and in the Gastown district, including the Italian UVA and the upscale Boulevard. And be sure to sample BC-produced alcoholic beverages, too, such as the excellent, handcrafted Empress 1908 gin.
From award-winning dining to eclectic food trucks and bistros, from outdoor markets to wineries and top Vancouver restaurants, let LuxuryBritishColumbia be your guide to the best food and drink establishments in the province-as well as the top places to stay and things to do in British Columbia.
Contributor Cynthia Graham shares a delightful afternoon spent enjoying the famous Fairmont Empress High Tea experience in Victoria BC