EST. 1998 | Victoria

Craft beer goes perfectly with heritage architecture and one of the best patios in the province.

The City Lights Building was built in 1894 to house the coal-fired generators that powered Victoria’s original streetlights. Just past its 100th birthday, the brick-clad, green-roofed building underwent a major restoration to the tune of $6 million, re-opening as the Canoe Brewpub in 1998. An excellent kitchen and beautiful interior keep it popular more than 20 years later. No doubt part of the attraction is the excellent patio—possibly the city’s best—which faces west and is perched on the edge of the Upper Harbour. Sailors, take note: Canoe operates its own marina.

You can also listen to this Cascadian Beer Podcast episode featuring the Canoe Brewpub.


Beer Service

  • Full Draught Service
    Draught Beer By the Glass
  • Growler Fills
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Samples & Flights


  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
  • Patio - Licensed

Food Service

  • Brewpub or Restaurant
    expect tables, chairs, menus and meal options

What Else?

  • Wine
  • NO Delivery
  • Take-Out
    Check with brewery for more details
Fun Fact:

The Victoria Harbour Ferry company operates a fleet of boats based at Canoe’s marina with stops all around the Inner Harbour. The ferries offer a great way to get around the harbour or to go on a sightseeing tour from a unique vantage point.

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