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Canoe Brewpub

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
+1 250-361-1940
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Port Coquitlam
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with some ladies for lunch. Service was friendly. Although there was plenty of seating outside, we couldn't really sit there as it was very windy and chilly, although sunny. But this certainly is not the restaurants fault! We sat inside and enjoyed our lunch. Atmosphere is pleasant. Beer was good. Food was tasty, just slightly overpriced for... More 

Thank Kim S
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of the harbour with good food and good beer. Service left some of our party wondering about attitude but by the end of the meal confidence was restored and we left feeling positive about our experience.

Thank StVital
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've lived in Victoria for almost a year and am mad that I haven't visited sooner. Pam was so knowledgeable and helpful when I wanted an impromptu glance at the brewery. The space is absolutely gorgeous and beer are very delicious. The only negative is that I waited so long to visit!

Thank Jennifer H
Redwood City, California
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place courtesy of our Gorge Cruise guide. It's a bit off the beaten track but definitely worth the trip. We popped in on Monday afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner. My husband and I were determined to try as many different poutines as possible during our Canadian adventure - well Canoe won hands down! First and foremost... More 

Thank Trista A
CanoeBrewpub450, General Manager at Canoe Brewpub, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in Trista! And thanks for the rave review of the Messy Fries. We avoid calling it a 'poutine' as poutine traditionalists may not agree with the classification. We agree with you fully that it's worth the calories :) Sorry you had to pour out the beer, but we're glad you were able to save a memento of... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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429 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for some patio beers as it was a nice, sunny, just warm enough day in April. There was limited patio space but we didn't have to wait too long for a table. It is a great spot to have a drink or a meal while looking out over a bit of water. They brew their own beer there... More 

Thank Robert K
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this brewery restaurant with local friends on one of the few sunny rainless days. Great location on water,pleasant staff. Ate mainly starters. Good beer

Thank martinallen
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394 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very good, we were given a tour of the facility. Our tables were upstairs which was good for our large group. The meals were nice & we had a sample of the beers they make with each course. We would have expected a larger variety of beers, but it was still fine.

Thank sm05060
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at canoe. The waitress was exceptional and gave us free drink samples to help us choose what to have. Then the food was amazing. Grilled smoked sockeye salmon was absolutely delicious, as was the ribs that my wife had. The pricing was reasonable and it was the best meal out we have had the whole trip so... More 

Thank Les O
Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It was a beautiful sunny day and what a great place to have lunch, outside on the patio overlooking the water! I had the burger and it was so good! Great service and a very relaxing atmosphere. The double Caesars were pretty good too!

Thank NorthernSpirit
Warrenton, Oregon
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I visited here with a friend a couple weeks ago after she had read reviews that it was a good spot. We both consider ourselves beer enthusiasts, but weren't really impressed with canoes selections. We had a couple small plates and each tried the red ale. On a sunny warm day I could see myself going back and sitting outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Swift St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-361-1940
Located at the foot of downtown Victoria's historic Chinatown, CANOE features waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's Inner Harbour. Come down to CANOE for great handcrafted beer, real food made with care and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With a pub, a lounge, a dining room, patios, knowledgeable staff and free parking, it's a perfect place to share good times with friends and family of all ages! The timeless waterfront location, soaring timber frame and rustic brick architecture at CANOE create a vibrant and versatile atmosphere for gatherings large or small. Reservations and families are welcome in the restaurant area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?