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Canoe Brewpub

The Canoe Brewpub is located at 450 Swift Street in the emerging Design District of Victoria. The soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at Canoe creates a vibrant atmosphere and provides a versatile setting for gatherings large or small. The brewpub has waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It has something for everyone – great handcrafted beer, an award-winning wine list, a pub, lounge, dining room, patios, friendly staff and free parking – all in one stunning location.

Their varied menu includes bar snacks, small appetizer plates for sharing, soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers, and main dishes such as pasta, salmon, cod and chips, chicken, New York steak, and pork chops. Their delicious desert menu features coconut cream pie, brown ale chocolate cake, honey lemon goat cheese cake, and a superb cheese board.

Canoe Brewpub is open from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM Monday to Wednesday, 
11:30 AM to 12:00 AM
 on Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 AM Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM.
Reservations are recommended for large groups.

Visit their website or call (250) 361-1940 for more information. They can be reached by email at

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub is located at 308 Catherine Street overlooking Victoria’s scenic Inner Harbour. As Victoria’s only Gastro Brewpub, Spinnakers defines the art of combining exceptional regional food with outstanding beer. Spinnakers is Canada’s oldest brewpub, and a pioneer of the North American craft brewing renaissance. Their brewers craft classic styles of ales, lagers and seasonal specialty beers using the finest ingredients, pure aquifer water and time honoured old-world brewing techniques. Spinnakers is a popular choice for local and visiting beer aficionados and occasional tipplers.

Their ardent support of local farmers brings the freshest seasonal fare to your table. All food preparation is done on the premises, from beer based artisan breads to house smoked wild seafood, and unique house specialties using herbs picked from gardens located on the premises. Inventive daily fresh sheets ensure diners are only one step removed from the freshness of the farmers’ fields. The on site bakery creates amazing breads, pastries, muffins and other delicious goodies for the restaurant. Spinnakers Brewpub is the only pub in Victoria that serves a daily cask from Monday to Friday for just $6 a pint.

The restaurant is open for lunch from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and for dinner from 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM. The Gastro Brewpub is open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM and for dinner from 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM. The Provisions Retail Store is open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

For more information, visit their website or call (250) 386-2739, toll free 1-877-838-2739. They can also be reached by email at

Swans Brewpub

Swans Brewpub is located on the main floor of the Swans Suite Hotel at 506 Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria. This popular destination has a wide selection of appetizers, burgers, pasta, salads and sandwiches, and several award-winning beers. Their beers have won a remarkable 24 Canadian Brewery Awards. The Brewpub has a glassed and open-air patio that overflows with its signature flowers in the spring and summer. They have live music nightly with no cover charge, and serve lunch and dinner daily, as well as breakfast on Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays. Swans Brewpub is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:00 AM, Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM, and Sunday from 9:00 AM to midnight.

For more information, visit their website or call (250) 361-3310, toll free 1-800-668-7926.


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