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Support Your Local Indigenous Eateries

Enjoy Indigenous cuisine as part of your summer vacation and support Indigenous restauranteurs, families, and communities.

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MAKE YOUR MEAL MEANINGFUL

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

TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY. EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.

Gratitude and respect are essential in all healthy interactions–to preserve balance and demonstrate care. We honour Indigenous peoples in British Columbia for holding the knowledge of these beautiful lands and walk gently upon them. 

Responsible tourism uplifts travel experiences that create positive impacts for all involved–not the travellers. Your travel plans affect Indigenous peoples – their communities, languages, cultures, waters, animals, and lands. 

Indigenous Peoples are stewards of some of the most biodiverse and remote areas in British Columbia and protectors of the rare plant and animal species, abundant waters, and diverse terrain that draw visitors from around the world.

Build learning and respect into your plan for adventure. 

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 2, 2022

Where and How to Dine

📍 Vancouver, BC
Dine In | Patio Dining | Take-out | 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; caribou and salmon all make appearances on the menu of this small—but always packed—restaurant. Reservations are highly recommended.

📍 Whistler, BC
Dine In | Take-out
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.

📍 North Vancouver, BC
Order Online | Take-out | 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. Order by noon on Wednesday for Friday night pick up in North Vancouver from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. The infamous food truck now offers delivery by Door Dash on Friday, from 4 PM to 630 PM. Contactless payments or e-transfers only. New online shopping service featuring weekly specials, gift cards, and Mr. Bannock’s own classic bannock mix–just add water!

📍 Port Hardy, BC
Dine In | Take-out
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, with breakfast served daily from 7 AM until 10 AM. Safely tucked away on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Nax’id’ Pub’s brand new winter 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 Port Hardy prawn tacos.

📍 Chase, BC
Dine In | Take-out
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.

📍 West Kelowna
Dine In | Take out | Door Dash | Skip the Dishes | Curb-side Pick-up | Mobile App
Kekuli Cafe West Kelowna serves the fast-casual Indigenous fare this flagship location made famous. 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.

📍 Merritt, BC
Dine In | Take-out | Delivery | Curb-side Pick-up
Visit 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.

📍 Osoyoos, BC
Dine In | Take-out
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.

 

📍 Golden, BC
Dine In | Take-out | 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.

📍 Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC
Dine In | Take-out
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.