Canoe Brewpub


450 Swift Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1S9
Tel: 250.361.1940


Welcome to CANOE BREWPUB, Restaurant and Marina. 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.



CANOE handcrafted beers are brewed in small batches using only the finest malted barley, hops, yeast and water. They are naturally carbonated, unfiltered and created without the use of additives or preservatives.

Our beers have become legendary in Victoria and throughout the Pacific Northwest for their crisp, clean & pure flavours. We encourage you to try a fleet to experience the full range of our crafted offerings.



We serve Real Food made with care.

CANOE’s food philosophy is simple: We make food for good times. We use just the right amount of innovation to make the ordinary, extraordinary. Built using quality ingredients that are seasonally–inspired, we make honest food that is easy to enjoy.

Food innovation and presentation are some of Chef Gabe Milne's talents and passions


CANOE brewpub is located in a designated heritage site on Victoria's active inner harbour. Originally the 'City Lights' building, it was erected in 1894 to house the coal-powered electric generators which powered Victoria's streetlights. Today, the building stands as a proud heritage landmark on the downtown waterfront.

CANOE's commitment to sustainable business practices is apparent across all aspects of our operation. We maintain a comprehensive compost and recycling program, and partner with local suppliers throughout the year to use fresh, seasonal, local products in our menu.

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Wednesday 11:30am to 11pm, Thursday - Saturday 11:30am to 12am

Press / Accolades/ Awards

Drink Lover's Guide to Vancouver Island Salt Spring Island Ales and Canoe Brewpub Release Collaborative Beer

2014 Beer Awards – Silver Medal / Canoe Brewpub wins Silver for Bock

VIGBC 2014 Best Restaurant unnamed-5 Best Patio of the City 2014- Vic News