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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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MORE TRAVEL, MORE FRIENDS, MORE CHOICE

As of June 15, non-essential travel for BC residents within BC is not just permitted–it’s encouraged.

Move slower, stay longer, and learn more. Take advantage of your renewed freedom to travel in BC now and enjoy your privilege as a BC resident to explore all the province has to offer before travel re-opens to other domestic and international travellers. 

With extended service and travel boundaries, you can now travel outside your region to explore all of #IndigenousBC. Enjoy Indigenous cuisine as part of your autumn plans and support Indigenous restauranteurs, families, and communities.

With digital options added, your choices at Indigenous restaurants, cafes, and eateries are more plentiful than ever before–choose from indoor/outdoor dining, picnic bundles, and take-out, or order online for pick-up or delivery.

TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY. EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.

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

Sustainability requires endurance, and Indigenous tourism operators are doing their best to keep going through the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, wildfires, and residential school findings. To ensure the sustainability of staff wellness, we ask that you also support these businesses with patience and compassion as they keep their doors open.
They may be short-staffed. Their services may be affected. Remember to be kind.

Dine #IndigenousBC, home and away, with delight. Support Indigenous restaurants with COVID-19 safe dining that uplifts locally sourced, high-quality ingredients and Indigenous culinary traditions.

Where and How to Dine

📍 Vancouver, BC
Dine In | Patio Dining | Take-out | Uber Eats
The celebrated and recently renovated Salmon’ n’ Bannock Bistro is the only Authentic Indigenous restaurant 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; organic and free-range game meats, wild fish, and seafood harvested off the British Columbia coast available for online order, with pickup or delivery by Uber Eats. Eat-in reservations are highly recommended, especially with reduced seating, to respect social distance. 

📍 Whistler, BC
Dine In | Take-out
The
Squamish Lil’ wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) in Whistler hosts Thunderbird Cafe’s casual and tasty 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 Squilax, a vibrant community in traditional Secwepemc Territory near present-day Chase, BC. Pair a winter spa date with a visit to Jack Sam’s for new daily lunch specials, authentic Indigenous ingredients, and gourmet dinners that include bacon-wrapped venison tenderloin with berry jus and elk stroganoff with fresh pappardelle. The location boasts a panoramic view of Shuswap Lake and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Check out their Taste! Dinner Series Events in January.

📍 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. Order their glorious, golden vegan frybread and a cup of Spirit Bear coffee on the mobile app and pull off the Okanagan Highway for pickup.

📍 Merritt, BC
Dine In | Take-out | Delivery | Curb-side Pick-up
Kekuli Cafe Merritt is the perfect pitstop, with traditional and gourmet bannock delights made fresh daily and Saskatoon berry smoothies and tea. Order venison and espresso from this community-minded cafe for curb-side collection.

📍 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, representing the key elements of Indigenous Cuisine. The upscale restaurant is open daily for a culinary celebration of 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.