Agrius, Victoria, British Columbia

When Agrius owner Cliff Leir started his career it was as a baker in Victoria. He became known for his use of, then quite novel, Red Fife wheat that he sourced from an organic farm in Vonda, Saskatchewan, milled into flour and fed a city hungry for good artisan bread.  He still considers himself a...

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...

The Fish Counter, Vancouver

When marine biologist Mike McDermid (at right), at that time working at the Vancouver Aquarium,  started the seafood certification system, Ocean Wise ™, he created a movement that has engaged top chefs and restaurants from coast to coast.  One of those chefs was Robert Clark who, as a...

From Scratch – A Mountain Kitchen, Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia

There are few restaurants that can claim the view and the attention to local ingredients but From Scratch, A Mountain Kitchen is one of them. Co-owner Lara McCormack couldn’t have said it better: “With a name like From Scratch, you get what we’re all about.” Lara and her...

SoBo, Tofino, British Columbia

SoBo, short for ‘Sophisticated Bohemian’, is the creation of Lisa and Artie Ahier, Tofino locals; community-oriented Canadians of soul and distinction.The food is made in a kitchen brimming with hard work and love. SoBo is the kind of relaxed dining nook one can go to linger over...

Wolf in the Fog, Tofino, British Columbia

This is a journey to the edge of the world, to a culinary destination perched on the rocky shores of western Vancouver Island. A winding road snakes its way through lush rainforests and deep ravines until the grand cedars, the sacred trees of the First Nations, meet the surging ocean swell of the...

Sonora Resort, Sonora Island, British Columbia

Sonora Resort is in what many believe is to be the most beautiful setting in coastal British Columbia, perhaps on the planet.  Sonora Island is at the mouth of Bute Inlet, a fiord where the majestic, glacier-crowned coastal mountains rise out of the ocean. The rivers that melt from them spill into...