Indigenous restaurants in BC offer a simple invitation: share gratitude for the land and each other by sharing a meal.

Gathering is a gift and we welcome all to learn more about Indigenous Peoples and Cultures as you eat, drink, and be merry.

With an emphasis on local, Indigenous, and sustainable delights, Indigenous dining sets the table for learning through your senses. Hear stories from your hosts and discover the flavours and techniques of modern Indigenous chefs and foodies at Indigenous restaurants, cafes, wineries, and food trucks.

Dine in or take out; order online for pick-up or delivery. Enjoy Indigenous cuisine as part of your autumn adventure and support Indigenous restaurateurs, families, and communities.

Dine #IndigenousBC, home and away, with delight. Support Indigenous restaurants with dining that uplifts locally sourced, high-quality ingredients and Indigenous culinary traditions.

Updated May 2023

Where to Dine

Vancouver Coast and Mountains


Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro
📍 Vancouver
Dine-in | Patio Dining | Takeout | Uber Eats
The celebrated and casual Salmon ‘n’ Bannock Bistro is located in the Traditional Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh First Nations—present-day Vancouver. Saskatoon berries and soapberries; stinging nettle and sea asparagus; birch syrup and cedar jelly; free-range game and wild seafood all make appearances on the menu of this small—but always packed—restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended.

Salmon n’ Bannock – On the Fly
📍 Vancouver International Airport (YVR), International Departures
Dine-at | To Go
Canada’s only Indigenous-owned restaurant at an airport, Salmon n’ Bannock – On the Fly is open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 9 PM. The eatery is located post-security at International Departures and offers a selection of freshly made sandwiches, meals, and snacks along with coffee, tea, and a variety of beverages.  

Thunderbird Cafe
📍 Whistler
Dine-in | Takeout
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) in Whistler is home to Thunderbird Cafe and its modern Indigenous cuisine. This is a place of cultural sharing where you can participate in interactive workshops and tours hosted by members of both Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. Ask the Cafe Cultural Ambassadors questions about local culture and your food as you enjoy people-pleasing menu items like cedar plank sockeye salmon salad or venison chili with traditional bannock.

Mr. Bannock
📍 North Vancouver
Order Online | Takeout | Door Dash
Trend meets tradition at Mr. Bannock—the first Indigenous food truck in Vancouver. The yummy and affordable menu includes award-winning bannock tacos and a creative Indigenous twist on chicken and waffles–juniper dry-rubbed chicken on waffle bannock. Open Wednesday from 12 PM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 12 PM to 5 PM in North Vancouver.

The Bearfoot Grill
Dine-in | Takeout
The Bearfoot Grill invites you to enjoy their delicious fish burgers, bannock hot dogs, salads, frozen desserts, and more. Located right by the riverside, their full concession menu offers fine food and hearty meals sure to satisfy your hunger.

Vancouver Island


Nax’id Pub
📍 Port Hardy
Dine-in | Takeout
Nax’id Pub is located at Kwa’lilas Hotel, the premier Indigenous destination hotel in Port Hardy, BC. Open daily from 11:30 AM to 10 PM. Safely tucked away on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Nax’id’ Pub’s menu offers delicious hand-made dishes inspired by local ingredients and Indigenous flavours. The pub hosts trivia nights and DIY events and practices safe social distance measures. Savour their house-smoked wild k’utala (salmon), crispy cod, and Monday night special, bannock tacos.

Ha’me (currently closed for renovations)
Port Hardy
Ha’me is the newly renovated & opened fine dining restaurant located at the frontside of the Kwa’lilas Hotel, the premier Indigenous destination hotel in Port Hardy, BC. With a lounge and seated bar, Ha’me features authentic Indigenous art installations and offers guests a unique glimpse into hand-made dishes inspired by traditional Indigenous flavours. Reservations are recommended.

Songhees Food Truck
Dine-in | Takeout
The Songhees Food Truck offers traditional Indigenous cuisine with a modern twist on Songhees cultural tradition from its permanent location. Wild salmon, bison, and the classic Songwich are served Tuesday-Saturday from 11 AM-6 PM. Critically-acclaimed Victoria local, Chef David Roger, in collaboration with community members from Songhees Nation, offers a menu focused on fresh local ingredients that authentically incorporate the craft and care of food preparation embodied by the Songhees.

Seabreeze Take Out
📍 Campbell River
Dine-in | Takeout
Seabreeze Takeout boasts the best fish and chips in town, as well as homemade burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and more from their oceanfront location. Outdoor seating is available.

Bare Bones Fish House
📍 Port Alberni
Dine-in | Takeout
Bare Bones Fish House is a contemporary restaurant that offers innovative seafood and in-house smokery-inspired menu that features a diverse and creative range of fish dishes, including classic fish and chips, quality meats, tacos, burgers, and bowls.

Gordie’s Restaurant and Lounge
📍 Alert Bay
Dine-in | Takeout | OpenTable Reservations
Gordie’s Restaurant and Lounge is an Indigenous-owned business located on the island of ‘Ya̱lis (Alert Bay, BC), within the ‘Namgis First Nation’s traditional territory. Open daily from 11 am-9 pm, the restaurant offers beautiful ocean views and seats up to 60 people. Enjoy seasonal seafood specials along with burgers, fish and chips, appetizers, and pasta dishes.

Thompson Okanagan

Kekuli Cafe (multiple locations)
📍 Kamloops
📍 Merritt
📍 West Kelowna
📍 Okanagan College, Kelowna
Dine-in | Takeout | Delivery | Curb-side Pick-up
Visit a Kekuli Cafe, named for the kekuli (say ke-koo-lee)—a traditional indigenous winter dwelling built half into the ground and made of logs, tule, dirt, and grass. The traditional and gourmet bannock delights are made fresh daily. Their famous frybread is always vegan and is the glorious, golden centerpiece in Breakfast Bannockwiches and Venison Flatbread Tacos

The Patio Restaurant at Nk’mip Cellars 
📍 Osoyoos
The Patio Restaurant at Nk’mip Cellars honours the Four Food Chiefs: Bear, Salmon, Bitterroot and Saskatoon berry, which represent the key elements of Indigenous cuisine. Experience the art of food and wine pairing with Nk’Mip Cellars award-winning wine and specially prepared Four Food Chief inspired food bites.

Jack Sam’s at Quaaout Lodge
📍 Chase
Dine-in | Takeout
Jack Sam’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Quaaout Lodge & Spa features Shuswap-inspired dining, overlooking Little Shuswap Lake. Our restaurant is known for its signature cocktails, friendly staff, and fabulous views. With an emphasis on our delicious and handcrafted menu, carefully curated with your taste buds in mind. If weather permits, dine al fresco on our newly updated patio and soak up the scenery.

Kootenay Rockies

Numa Lounge
Located in the Mission building at St. Eugene Resort, visitors to Numa (“thunder” in Ktunaxa) are treated to spectacular views of Fisher Peak and the beautiful greens of the golf course. The lounge offers a delicious dining experience with fresh ingredients and dishes inspired by local indigenous fare, including a finely curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails. The cocktail menu blends unconventional ingredients, modern spins on classic concoctions, and unique mixes. Numa Lounge is for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Kiʔsuʔk k̓ikiⱡ (Casino Restaurant)
📍 Cranbrook
The all-new, full-service restaurant Kiʔsuʔk k̓ikiⱡ (key-seeouk- keekit) is Ktunaxa for “good food”.  Kiʔsuʔk k̓ikiⱡ  is a dining experience all its own. The new restaurant at St. Eugene Resort features small plates & appetizers, sandwiches & salads, entrees and a full bar including craft cocktails. Enjoy the daily features from soup and sandwiches to prime rib dinners. All of the daily features include a free play at Casino of the Rockies.

19th Hole Bar & Grill (Open during golf season April to October)
Dine-in | Takeout |
Stroll over to the greens and sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer months. Located at the 19th hole of the St. Eugene Golf Course, guest can start their mornings with classic breakfast fare and end their days with snacks and mains, including fish and chips and beef striploin.

Bear & Bone Burger Co.
📍 Golden, BC
Dine-in | Takeout | Delivery
Indigenous-owned Bear & Bone Burger Co. on the Trans-Canada Highway in Golden, Kootenay Rockies, is open for take-out and dine-in. The Indigenous-owned burger house offers veggie, salmon, beef, chicken, bison, or elk burgers, served with both classic and unconventional toppings, like bourbon bacon jam. Other options include smoked meat poutine, chicken wings, Caesar salads, and rib-eye steaks.

Ktunaxa Grill
📍 Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC
Dine-in | Takeout
Ktunaxa Grill at Ainsworth Hotsprings Resort hosts a GMO-, hormone- and antibiotic-free dining experience. Against a mountain backdrop, Executive Chef Corey Chapman and his team craft an Indigenous-inspired menu, with fresh local ingredients like Columbia River Steelhead and Wild BC Rockfish. Sink your teeth into Ktunaxa Grill’s own Wild Game Burger: an elk, venison, and bison patty, featuring a juniper tomato sauce and sage mustard. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 AM until 8:30 PM–reservations are required after 5 PM.

Northern British Columbia

Bob’s on the Rocks
📍Prince Rupert
Takeout | Patio
Bob’s on the Rocks  is an Indigenous community-owned business that is open seven days a week. Bob’s offers its famous fish and chips and other wild, sustainable, and locally caught seaside eats at Rushbrook Flats.  Some of the profit from Bob’s on the Rocks go towards language and culture revitalization initiatives for the 1400+ Nisga’a citizens living in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, away from their traditional territory in the Nass Valley. 

Yaga Cafe
📍Prince Rupert
Takeout | Dine In | Patio
Enjoy scenic location in Seal Cove in Prince Rupert! Owned by the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society, Yaga Cafe offers coffee & tea, sandwiches, and homegrown salads harvested fresh from the hydroponics greenhouse onsite.

Waterfront Restaurant (Crest Hotel)
📍Prince Rupert
Dine In | Room Service
At the
Waterfront Restaurant inside the Crest Hotel, guests may need a moment to fully appreciate the menu, as the captivating views of Prince Rupert Harbour and Tuck Inlet steal their attention. Chef Willy Beaudry and the esteemed kitchen team bring a fresh perspective to North Coast cuisine, infusing it with a unique blend of international styles and a delightful abundance of Pacific Northwest flavors that shine throughout the menus.

Charley’s Lounge (Crest Hotel)
📍Prince Rupert
Dine In | Patio | Room Service
Charley’s Lounge, located inside the Crest Hotel, is a beloved destination for both locals and visitors, offering a delightful oceanfront setting and a heated deck. Their extensive wine list perfectly complements their enticing menus.

Crest Cafe (Crest Hotel)
📍Prince Rupert
Dine In | Take Out
Situated on the lower lobby level, the Crest Café within the Crest Hotel provides a convenient dining option. Guests can enjoy a variety of offerings, including freshly brewed Starbucks specialty coffee, a selection of sandwiches, daily soup, salads, muffins, pastries, lunch and dinner entrees, and more. With complimentary iPads available, it’s an ideal spot to unwind, savor a cup of coffee, and attend to emails.

Keenawaii’s Kitchen (Advance reservations required)
📍 Skidegate
Keenawaii’s Kitchen offers a cultural experience filled with symbolism and important nuggets of wisdom that can only be transferred through the sharing of an authentic Haida meal. Guests of Chef Keenawaii Roberta Olson will experience a small taste of Haida culture and lifestyle through their meal in a truly unforgettable way.

Sandy’s Seafood
📍G̱aw Tlagee Old Massett
Dine-in | Takeout
Sandy’s Seafood highlights an authentic Haida foodie experience guaranteed to send your taste buds through the roof. Everything is locally harvested in a sustainable and ethical fashion. Each meal is made to order, making for one fresh meal with incredible flavour.

Haida House at Tllaal (Summer season only)
📍 Tllaal, Haida Gwaii
The casual Haida House dining room, specializing in tide- and farm-to-table cuisine, offers a variety of shareable plates, fresh seafood and charbroiled meat dishes, local seasonal vegetables and decadent house-made desserts. Reservations are required; dinner is served from 5 PM, seven days a week.