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Exploring Cow Bay and walking along the Atlin Terminal Boardwalk in Prince Rupert




Fukusaku, in the northwest fishing hub of Prince Rupert, is a cozy, 14-seat seafood and sushi restaurant. Set on the waterfront, with a view of Cow Bay, this tiny establishment is big on details: The dining room’s cedar tables and chairs are works of art, constructed without the use of nails. 

The restaurant focuses on sustainability, and Chef Dai Fukasaku’s strong connection with local fishers and fisheries ensures high quality while reducing the restaurant’s carbon footprint. “I wanted to set an example of what a restaurant could accomplish using only the freshest, sustainably caught seafood from our province,” says Dai. “I believe in local consumption. It is eco-friendly in terms of reducing CO2 emissions as it is the least-travelled food, it contributes to the local economy as well as fisheries. And the bottom line—it’s delicious.” 

Local favourites include octopus sunomono, a pescatarian ramen, and a broiled, line-caught BC black cod marinated for seven days in a housemade maple miso. Fukusaku has also expanded to include a market, offering local seafood, signature sauces and marinades, and other delicious, sustainably harvested fare for purchase. 

Photo credit: Destination BC


215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, BC
V8J 1A2

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  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday12 – 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday5 – 7:30 PM
  • Thursday5 – 7:30 PM
  • Friday5 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday5 – 7:30 PM
  • SundayClosed

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In Canada’s westernmost province, fresh local bounty, talented chefs, and a melting pot of cultures combine to make British Columbia a top culinary destination. It’s a rich tapestry supported by farmers, growers, and producers whose ingredients shape menus in communities along the Pacific Ocean, in the Rocky Mountains, and everywhere in between.

Here, Indigenous cultures who have been nurturing the land for millennia showcase traditional offerings with a modern twist. Other multicultural influences inspire chefs and artisan food producers to blend local ingredients with global flavours. Dishes also vary widely, depending on place, creating distinctive regional dining scenes—from wild salmon sushi in Tofino to down-home guest ranch cooking in the Cariboo to delicate dim sum in Richmond. 

Victoria, the province’s capital, boasts more restaurants per capita than almost anywhere else in Canada, while Vancouver, BC’s most populous city, was recently recognized with several MICHELIN Stars, further elevating the city’s reputation as an international dining destination. Wine touring, spirits, and local beer are hugely popular here, too, in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, and especially along the Okanagan Valley lakeside, where seasonal pours provide the perfect finish to a day of hiking, biking, and swimming.

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