Victoria is famous for its pub culture, and if you can only visit one pub, make this the one. Spinnakers was Canada’s first brewpub, and is still arguably the best. It was a leader in bringing local ingredients to casual dining, and for taking casual dining and making it extraordinary. Chef Ali Ryan has a deft hand with all the classic pub favorites—her creamy seafood chowder is among the best you’ll ever taste—and the ever-changing beer selection is truly exceptional. And yes, children are welcome, too.
- Joanne Sasvari