For more than 35 years, the Salmon House has been serving up its famous alder-grilled salmon from a spectacular view location high up on a hill in the middle of West Vancouver’s ritzy British Properties. This restaurant has some of the best views in all of Greater Vancouver. But unlike many view restaurants, it also has excellent food. The building is designed in a classic West Coast style reminiscent of a native longhouse, with big windows and lots of cedar wood, dotted with First Nations artwork, including the etched glass windows of the bar, wall paintings of eagles and bears, totem poles, even a wooden canoe that hangs over the dining room. The menu features fairly traditional BC seafood dishes—the chefs and owners are huge supporters of all that is local and sustainable—including steamed Dungeness crab, an exceptional seafood tower for two, and, of course, the classic grilled salmon. A good BC-focused wine list rounds out the experience. The restaurant also serves a popular weekend brunch.
The Salmon House on the Hill
2229 Folkestone Way
Our Rating Neighborhood The North Shore Hours Sat–Sun 10:30am–2:30pm, daily 5–10pm Transportation Bus: 250 across Lions Gate Bridge to Park Royal, then transfer to 256 Phone 604/926-3212 Prices Main courses C$27–C$40 Cuisine Type West Coast Web site The Salmon House on the Hill Other Reservations recommended for dinner