We are very strong supporters of the Ocean Wise program here at the Blue Canoe. Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants, markets, food services and suppliers ensuring that they have the most current scientific information regarding seafood and helping them make ocean-friendly buying decisions. The options are highlighted on our menus with the Ocean Wise symbol, making it easier for our customers to make environmentally friendly seafood choices. The Ocean Wise logo next to a menu item is an assurance that the item is a good choice for keeping ocean life healthy and abundant for generations to come.
Jim first discovered La Baguette while living in the False Creek area, and he immediately fell in love with their bread and its artisan quality. The goal at La Baguette et l'Echalote is to provide their customer with exceptional service and a variety of the freshest and healthiest quality items. Their bread is delivered to us here at the Blue Canoe fresh every day first thing in the morning. They feature the very freshest of breads and pastries baked daily, cakes for every occasion, home made baguette sandwiches, imported cheeses and delicacies from France. La Baguette et l'Echalote breads are distributed throughout the Lower Mainland by "Small Potatoes Urban Deliveries", can be purchased at their storefront location and may be enjoyed, fresh daily, at the Blue Canoe.
1680 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 3S2
Phone: (604) 684-1351 Fax: (604) 684-1352
We love seeing Julie Bell, every time she walks in the door the room seems brighter; her smile is infectious. Her knowledge of the industry and our oceans is second to none. Seaside Marketing prides itself on supplying the best quality sustainable seafood. They love what they do and their outstanding customer service shows it. This ensures that each dish you serve will truly be a celebration of our Oceans. They continually demand the best in quality and the highest standards in fishing practices. Their personal contact with each fisherman provides you with in depth knowledge of each of our products and its fishery.
45-12411 Trites Rd
Richmond, BC V7E 6J7
A hook and line wild salmon troller, Steve and Frank, have always respected our wild salmon resource and it is that common bond that has helped our friendship grow. A perfect example of the "New Breed of Fishermen", people who are pioneering the idea of getting a better price for your product by focusing on quality and supplying it to the local market. Now, also a spot prawn fisherman, Steve and his buddy Frank supply Vancouver with super fresh spot prawns with our first truly day boat fishery that is available for retail down on Fisherman's Wharf. From Organic Ocean's we get Pacific Bayne Sound Scallops, wild spring salmon, line caught Ling Cod and the best spot prawns in the world from our very own backyard, Sechelt. Steve and his team, whether on his boat the Black Heart, at the False Creek Fisherman's Wharf or distributing the Bayne Sound Scallop, share the our philosophy – local is best.
Organic Ocean Seafood
1505 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1E8
We first discovered these dedicated Artisan cheese makers here in Steveston selling their cheese at the farmers market. Their local artisan cheese farm can be found near Agassiz in the Fraser Valley. Debra Amrein-Boyes makes the cheese from the fresh milk of her Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Holstein cows. Their quality and constancy has raised the bar for local cheese production and can be found at "les amis du FROMAGE" in Vancouver and at the Steveston Farmers Market throughout the summer months.
Farm House Natural Cheeses
5634 McCallum Road
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A1
Jim first discovered Finest at Sea, while living in the False Creek area before moving to Steveston. Their product is truly a fine example of from our Oceans to the dining table. Finest at Sea is a Victoria based seafood producer, owned and operated by fishermen. They supply us with Fresh Halibut, Salmon, Dungeness Crab, Sablefish and Salt Spring Island Mussels. Having established a foot hold in Vancouver by simply servicing a need in the hospitality industry, they have now expanded into a retail outlet on Arbutus allowing for our entire community to have access to quality seafood choices.
Finest at Sea
4675 Arbutus Street
The Blue Canoe was the first restaurant in Steveston to introduce Stevestonites to fine craft beer. We love educating our regulars and passers by to the world of craftbeer. With over 35 craft beers on our list we are constantly bringing in new finds to celebrate with our customers.
Beerthirst is an Independent Agent of fine crafted beer. They find great tasting beers and bring them to Canada to enjoy.
They represent the beer lovers from Canada and enjoy learning about and tasting quality products.
They are committed to providing their suppliers, retailers, and consumers with the highest level of service. We consider ourselves a conduit from the beer craftsman to the beer connoisseur and want to convey their products as true to their vision as possible.
#227-1628 West 1st Avenue
V6J 1G1 CANADA
A very fine supplier of ours since the first day we opened. Their portfolio is one of the finest. They continually bring in the best of the season. AFIC is a liquor agent in Canada importing from all over the globe with over 30 years experience and knowledge of the liquor industry.
They have well established relationships with the liquor boards and markets across Canada to make it possible for producers to market their products right across Canada. They have built their reputation on only bringing the finest craft beers to Canada. Their portfolio consists of the leaders and innovators of the craft industry from all over the world.
AFIC EXIM (Canada) Corp
PO Box 478
1473 Maple Cres. Brackendale, BC
Phone: (604) 898-1774
Vancouver: Ken Dick (Lead Sales)