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Jul 8, 2011 02:18 PM

Upcoming trip Vancouver/Victoria, looking for some suggestions to fill gaps.

Hi Gang,

Coming in next Thursday to Vancouver staying at the Opus Thur/Fri. Sat transferring to the Hotel Rialto on Victoria. This is what I have so far:

Thursday- dinner at Coast, looking for a lunch suggestion-open to all cuisines
Friday-Going to Granville for kayak tour, need lunch suggestion, dinner at Cioppino's

Saturday-need lunch ideas, will be going to B. Gardens in afternoon and having picnic on lawn/fireworks
Sunday-Lunch ideas, going into Sooke for whale watching, zip line, dinner at Sooke Harbour House

Monday/Tuesday no dinners set up yet. Any nice BYOB? My husband is already in Vancouver and will be hitting wine country this weekend. Maybe get to White Heather for afternoon tea on Tuesday?


Hotel Rialto
1450 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W2G1, CA

Harbour House Restaurant
607 Oswego St, Victoria, BC V8V4W9, CA

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  1. BYOB is against gubmint likker laws.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Sam Salmon

      Any ideas on type of cuisine for Victoria?
      The every-present Sun/Mon closure will hit you. Zambri's is open 7 days a week - excellent Italian. White Heather would be fabulous for Tue tea - you may need a late (or smaller) dinner after tho. If you don't tea (or eat late) - Brasserie L'Ecole for dinner. Or Ulla's in Chinatown (it's not chinese).
      Sunday late breakfast/brunch instead?
      Gardens are great - throw down your blanket when you get there, then walk to the gardens. Bring a flash light for the pack-up at the end and cattle walk back to the parking lot.

      911 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8V4X3, CA

      1. re: cassie

        We eat all types of cuisine.

        We will be hitting Sooke on Sunday so we need something for lunch (1-2:30) between the whale watching and zip line tours. We have dinner already set for Sooke Harbour House.

        Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it.

        Harbour House Restaurant
        607 Oswego St, Victoria, BC V8V4W9, CA

      2. re: Sam Salmon

        Really? We don't have that here in Ontario.

        1. re: pioneer

          Yep. BYOB is strictly verboten.

          1. re: fmed

            You'll be exiting the whale watching right outside Red Fish Blue Fish - great place to grab lunch, if the line-up isn't crazy. Pig downtown is open Sundays (but not the Colwood location) - pulled pork, fried chicken, Sunday sometimes has chicken & waffles (they tweet daily offerings usually). Hernandez (in walk through building btw Yates & View) is great mexican (authentic).

            Red Fish Blue Fish
            1006 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W, CA