Canoe Brewpub patio on the marina
(Tourism Victoria/Deddeda Stemler photo)


Food, Wine & Relaxation

Cup of coffee

Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and Saanich Peninsula farmland, Victoria enjoys the fruits of the sea and the fruits of the field in equal measure.

Enjoy fresh produce and cheeses from farms and markets; visit wineries, cideries and breweries; explore on a guided or self-guided culinary tour; and relax at award-winning spas and wellness centres.

Victoria's dining scene excels at creating daring and delicious dishes from local ingredients, such as wild salmon, organic produce, artisan cheeses and native mushrooms and berries. Taste fresh "West Coast cuisine," nibbles on dainty sandwiches during afternoon tea, sip a pint of craft beer, or dig into a plate of fish and chips on the dock.

In the mood for a bit of wine touring or fresh-from-the-farm produce? Head just north of the city, to the Saanich Peninsula.

Did you know?

Spinnakers, located in Victoria, is Canada’s oldest microbrew pub, respected as a pioneer in the industry. (In addition to their pints, be sure to try the homemade pie.) Also in Victoria, Ottavio, a third-generation Italian family bakery, boasts more than 240 artisan cheeses.