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Bakeries and Coffee Shops (10)
Bakeries and coffee shops on Vancouver Island
Bistros and Modern (10)
Bistros and Modern cuisine
Breakfast, Lunch and Diners (8)
Specialists in breakfasts and lunches, plus diners around Vancouver Island
Breweries and Wineries (19)
It's remarkable just how many independent breweries and wineries there are on Vancouver Island. Wine tours and brew pubs.
Catering Services (2)
Vancouver Island's premier catering services, for weddings, parties, corporate events etc
Ethnic Cuisine (6)
Specialty cuisine from around the world, Cantonese, Jamaican, Thai, African etc.
Farm and Food Production (15)
Vancouver Island food producers, farms and other food producers, farmers markets, cheese makers,
Farmers Markets (4)
Some of the dozens of farmers markets operating in most communities on Vancouver Island
Finer Dining (19)
Finer dining
Pubs and Grub (34)
Every town has its share of pubs and casual restaurants.
Seafood And Sushi (7)
Vancouver Island has access to some of the world's freshest most delicious seafood in the world, with chefs who are proud to prepare and serve it.
Vegetarian and Vegan (3)
Vegetarian and vegan specialty foods.


Clayoquot Oyster Gala

The Clayoquot Oyster Festival is a celebration of the abundance and beauty of the sea. In Clayoquot Sound, oysters give us lots to celebrate about. On most of the oyster farms in Clayoquot Sound, oysters hang on long lines in the deep, cold waters filtering water to eat and grow. Currently about 50,000 gallons of Pacific Oysters (Crassiostrea Gigas) are harvested annually in the area.

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Comox Valley Shellfish Festival

This year's annual Shellfish Festival will include gala shellfish dinner, shucking competition and more

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Dining Out For Life 2012

On Thursday, March 29th, thousands of islanders will fill their plates to fight AIDS. 65 restaurants will donate 25% of your food bill to AIDS Vancouver Island. Invite your friends, colleagues and family to join you to dine out and fight aids for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner! Diners will have the chance to win a luxury cruise for two courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCenters (Vancouver Island) and Azamara Club Cruises. As well, Stella Artois will donate $1 from every sale of their beer in participating restaurants on March 29th.

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Hot Chocolates - Fine Artisan Chocolates

When it comes to creating great chocolate, there can be no shortcuts. At Hot Chocolates, we make every one of our chocolates by hand following the same artisan methods that we’ve adhered to since 1986. We start with Callebaut’s finest Belgian chocolate. Then we carefully select ingredients such as house-roasted nuts and fresh cream and berries. The result is an eclectic selection of truffles, barks, fresh fudge and other confections that express our core values of quality and freshness.

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Lefty's Restaurants

Lefty's Fresh Food Restaurants celebrating 10 years of 'fresh', located in Qualicum Beach and Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. At Lefty's we take pride in two lasting philosophies: Fresh Food and Great People. We strive to make each visit something more than just a great meal. We call it the Leftcoast Experience.

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Mount Washington Hostel

Located right in the heart of down town Courtenay and only a short 20 minute drive to Mount Washington Ski Resort, Mount Washington Hostel is the only hostel in the Comox Valley that offers an in housebar, lounge & restaurant.

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Parksville Uncorked

4 Days of Fine Food • Fabulous Wine • Great Company February 23th – 26th, 2012 Together in the common cause of fine wines, decadent edibles, and great company, Parksville's finest beach resorts are proud to sponsor the 4th annual Parksville Uncorked Wine & Food Festival.

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Port Hardy Inn

Most rooms feature ocean and mountain views. The Inn is within walking distance to all that Port Hardy has to offer including shopping, groceries and entertainment. Be sure to check out the Thunderbird Mall, Mickey Finn's pub or Alexandros Seafood & Greek Restaurant and make time to stroll the water front 'Carrot' park. Enjoy your stay in our clean and quiet environment.

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Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre

Quw'utsun' offers all guests an Authentic Cowichan First Nations Experience - Interpretive Guided Tours, West Coast themed Gift Shop and First Nations contemporary cuisine in the Riverwalk Cafe.

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Salt Spring Coffee

BC's roaster of organic, direct fair trade, carbon neutral coffee - Salt Spring Coffee. Our mission at Salt Spring Coffee is to source and roast the best direct fair trade coffee in the world, while operating our business in the most socially responsible and environmentally conscious way we can

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Silva Bay Resort and Marina

Silva Bay Resort & Marina Catering and parties. Live music. Special events. We're located on Gabriola Island, in the Gulf Islands, near Vancouver Island, south of Nanaimo and north of Ladysmith.

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Slow Food Vancouver and Gulf Islands

The Slow Food Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands Convivium works to supports farmers, breeders and artisan food producers to link with the consumer. We work towards safeguarding our right to food sovereignty. We also encourage a sustainable model of agrifood production and promotes collaboration between producers, cooks and the general public to change the way food is produced today. We promote buying local products as much as we can and share them with others through tasting seminars, dinners, educational events and try to learn and enjoy the great products we have on the Island.

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Tofino Wine and Food Festival

The Tofino Food and Wine Festival began in 2003. It was an idea formed between two foodies who worked in the food and wine industry, at a restaurant set amidst the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens

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Wannawafel Victoria

Original recipes for waffles from Belgian by Belgians. Glad to be the first ones.

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up your media, your vancouver island apple technician

Up Your Media is Vancouver Island's mobile Apple computer specialist. Regularly scheduled service calls to the West Coast, Port Alberni, Duncan, Cumberland, Parksville Qualicum and Nanaimo. Macinstosh computer repairs, training, upgrades and support.