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 1996. 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.
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