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Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant

4.3
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1124 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Situated in the heart of historic Steveston Village, with unparalleled views of the harbour and Fishermen's Pier, Blue Canoe is a unique seafood restaurant offering the best quality and variety of local fresh seafood, prepared simply with the freshest local ingredients available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1124 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great place to go even during covid, exceptional service and great safety protocol. Felt like a normal dining experience. Note: they position you next to your partner if you are next to a table of 4. It was refreshing compared to staring directly to your partner, you can watch the sunset across the docks and she can lean on your shoulder and it’s quite romantic.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a Steveston favorite ! Can’t beat the view from the patio of the water and fishing boats. Excellent service, and our special request was honored. Will be back soon !

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Lucille
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent, the food very good as always. I like the location and the view from either the deck or the interior.

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TrevorA
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been several times but Blue Canoe never disappoints. Great atmosphere watching the sun go down over the ocean. Food was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Generally I enjoy the Blue Canoe, but last night something was missing. I was there with my father to share a local spot. The restaurant was virtually empty - odd since our reservation was pushed to 8:45pm. We were sat outside at and by this hour, late August by the water is usually chilly. They hadn’t bothered to turn on lights or heaters, which drove my elderly father and I inside within 5 minutes.

Soon thereafter we ordered entrees of Arctic Char and Salmon, which sounded tasty. It was almost 9 after all. Almost as soon as we’d ordered, the server returned to ask if there was anything else we wanted as the kitchen was closing. That seemed odd because we’d skipped appies and gone straight to the main. What other hot dish would we want? When our fish arrived, it was in both cases dry. The entire reason I order fish in restaurants is to ensure a costly piece of meat is cooked properly. Not withstanding the business pressures of Covid-19, I honestly think they need to evaluate what’s coming out of their kitchen and touch points with the customer. Definitely could have been better.

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ChristineD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Only reason I didn't give higher stars is due to their seating requirements. I arrived with my boss, from another province, and him and I were social distancing ourselves (and wore masks in car while driving). However the server insisted that we sit on the same side of the table to allow distance between us and another table. When I explained WE were also distancing, she didn't seem to get it/or care. We chose to sit on opposite sides as two co-workers would naturally and when they actually sat the table behind me, I had to move to same side of table as my lunch date. We could have pushed the issue but if she was intuitive enough to understand our predicament, she would have offered NOT to seat the table behind us, thus putting their FIRST customer to arrive (having made a reso too) first. The health of the two of us is just as important as that of others around us. Can't assume everyone dining together is in the same bubble.

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vipdrewdeezee
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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Gerbear
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Our order was soon taken so it started out fine. Lunch took a really long time to arrive. We were in no rush but I would expect our server to come by eventually and set expectations. Both meals, the halibut and cioppino, were excellent. The server continued to be scarce and forgot part of our order in the kitchen. At that point I would have forgone the cup of fries but wanted it sop up the excellent broth. It was warm near the kitchen so we sympathize with staff having to wear masks but taking them off while chatting next to meals waiting to be delivered isn’t OK. That said, it’s probably still the best restaurant in Steveston.

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TinaC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very impressed by the Covid-safe initiatives that the restaurant put in place. They took our temperature before allowing us to enter the restaurant, and then were very conscious of how far apart we were spaced from other tables.

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JeanieOC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here numerous times and love coming back. Experiences have always been top notch. Now with COVID-19 safety measures in place, Blue Canoe has made things feel comfortable and safe. Thank you

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YVONNAC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my first time there in a long time. Even on a rainy day the enclosed patio is perfect.

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vipRedd
Vancouver
116 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Washrooms from a bus station, had to be said.
Bartender made our cran-tini with gin, well ok we didn't specify, so we didn't complain.
Oysters were fresh, with a simple presentation.
Fish and chips were quite.... Fine I guess?

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BezR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, magnificent views. Patio is best seats in the house. Service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Generally very good.
Good service
Like staff is wearing masks

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Lucille
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat on the deck where the view out over the water with the fishing boats in the foreground was serene and peaceful. The service was efficient and welcoming and the food excellent. I had the Caesar Salad with prawns, one of the best Caesar salads I have had in a while. My friend had the Salade Niçoise, she said it was delicious, the potatoes still warm. I have eaten here in the past and will definitely return.

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PierreG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food was excellent. The only thing that was disappointing was they didn't have lobster available. If this has become an issue due availability and CoVid, I suggest they have something on the website or menu to call ahead if they have it in.

We were looking forward to having lobster only to find out when we were ordering that it wasn't available.

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Yupper
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The French fries were cold. The salad - salmon Nicoise was way overdressed. The batter on the fish and chips was gummy.

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DavidV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Our first dinner at the Blue Canoe since the Covid-19 outbreak. It was a special evening to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. We were a party of 5. They took our temperature upon entry and after a short wait, escorted us to a table cut into a nook in the hallway, which we found unacceptable. Even through the restaurant was about 30-40% occupied, we waited about 30 mins for a table and another relatively long wait to place our order. Overall service was average but food was above average. I understand that the Covid-19 crisis has placed draconian restrictions on restaurants but nonetheless, our wait time at the Blue Canoe was too long and experience was average, at best, considering the restaurant was less than 1/2 occupied.

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TiffanyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood platter was amazing. Everything was fresh. So delicious.

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SusanO
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to walk to local venue

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Gadgetgaley
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

From the reception to luncheon end a very easy flowing enjoyable time. Temperature taken before entry to restaurant. Table for 2 perfect in the enclosed Balcony area. Attentive Service and Delicious double pickle Chicken Wings and Caesar Salad. Great value for this Steveston Experience. Thank You!

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Aldino
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were very comfortable with the spacing on the patio. Our server was very good. She explained the protocols very well.

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vipVegasholic
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic for lunch on the patio!!!

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DutchLady
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a good experience from all areas Considering this awkward time! We both had a salad and drink which hit the spot! Service was good. One of our fav restaurants. We’ll come again.

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vipDarleneB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Love the beautiful scenery AND the crab dip.

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BarbaraH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meals and beautiful presentation.

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vipzulu
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really appreciate the staff diligence in cleaning and covid safety

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly staff and great quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely date with my lady. She’d never been to Blue Canoe and love ether ocean front vibe. The oysters were amazing and the mussels and Arctic Char was delicious. Our server was helpful and dialed in our wine - beautiful Sauvignon Blanc and an exquisite Chardonnay

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome experience and our first time too. Enjoyed their Happy Hour. They also have excellent safety measures. I had the Wild Salmon and my husband had the Linguine. We also ordered Wings and Calamari. My favourite was the Black Porch Lemonade and had 4. We had a great time and we will surely be back.

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vipQQQQ
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The seafood is very fresh, highly recommend to others

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vipElaineA
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great lunch experience

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SusanO
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Blue Canoe always has excellent service Menu items are fantastic. Never have been disappointed. A restaurant with an owner and staff that cares

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Regular customers. Both servers were attentive and were ready/remembered our usual drinks and food. Always polite and friendly brief conversations. Appreciate servers great service.

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Danny
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, great location, food was excellent with lots of flavor

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a good dinner had a platter service was very prompt

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lovelife62
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Immediate attention when we arrived. We were early for our reservation however quick to accommodate us with outdoor seating. Server was attentive to offer drinks and food.

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seafoodlovers68
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

While the food and service was good, we found the prices for some menu items were overpriced. We would probably not return as the menu is quite limited.

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Silvia31
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Incredible nice place close to the water. The staff kind and nice. Always smailing and helpful. The food really good, great presentation and super fast from the order to the table.

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vipDarleneB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

My birthday

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Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 275-7811.

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1124 OpenTable diners.

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