MAKE YOUR MEAL MEANINGFUL

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 October, 2022

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
Salmon n’ Bannock, On the Fly is coming soon!

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.

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
📍
Port Hardy
Dine-in
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.

Kwa’lilas Cafe
📍Port Hardy (inside the Kwa’lilas Hotel)
Dine-in | Takeout
The Kwa’lilas Cafe is open daily from 7 AM-2 PM and offers delicious coffee drinks and baked goods. Kwa’lilas is a kwak’wala word used by Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw people meaning a place to sleep. A group of Elders chose this word in hopes that travelers and guests would find a peaceful rest after a day of exploration on the Northern Vancouver Island.

Songhees Food Truck
📍Victoria
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 an 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.

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 (closed for the season, opening in spring)
📍 Osoyoos
Dine-in
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. 

The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry
📍 Osoyoos
Dine-in | Takeout
The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry at Spirit Ridge Resort, Winery, and Sacred Land in Osoyoos takes its name from a Syilx story about their Four Food Chiefs. The upscale restaurant celebrates the land, history, and people of Okanagan Nation. This modern vineyard dining experience includes Indigenous-inspired features like spruce glazed salmon and sage-wrapped venison with a view of Osoyoos Lake and wine pairings by Nk’Mip Cellars.

Jack Sam’s at Quaaout Lodge (closed for the season, opening in spring)
📍 Chase
Dine-in | Takeout
Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort is located in traditional Secwepemc Territory in the community of Skwlax. When your restorative day is done, visit Jack Sam’s Restaurant and Lounge  where the focus is on respect for land and water that supports communities, local suppliers, small farms, and foragers. Authentic Indigenous ingredients and gourmet dinners that include grilled bison striploin and wild and foraged mushrooms on bannock. The location has a panoramic view of Shuswap Lake and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Please note that while the spa and restaurant are currently open, the lodge itself is closed for renovation due structure fire in May 2022.

Kootenay Rockies

Numa Lounge (Opening November 8th, 2022)
📍Cranbrook
Dine-in
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
Dine-in
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)
📍Cranbrook
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

 

Keenawaii’s Kitchen (Advance reservations required. Closed for the season, opening in spring)
📍 Skidegate
Dine-in
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.Winter hours Wednesday-Sunday from 12 PM-6 PM.

Haida House at Tllaal (Summer season only.)
📍 Tllaal, Haida Gwaii
Dine-in
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 required; dinner served from 5 PM, seven days a week.