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Galiano Island, a short ferry or floatplane ride from Vancouver or Victoria, offers a charming blend of artisans, farms, and restaurants. For the latter, you’ll find one inventive team at the helm of two incredible food experiences: pilgrimme and Charmer. 

With menus inspired by the farmers, growers, and the landscape, pilgrimme offers nuanced coast, forest, and farm-to-table cuisine with delicate dishes served in a woodland setting. For a more casual, from-the-heart sourdough pizza, catch a pop-up event at Charmer which serves up slices that deliciously reflect the region and the season. 

In 2015, pilgrimme earned a third-place ranking on enRoute Magazine’s list of 10 best new restaurants in Canada; Chef Jesse McCleery has also received recognition from other major publications, including the Globe & Mail, Food Day Canada, the Vancouver Sun, Montecristo Magazine, and more. 

From William Reed’s “The World’s 50 Best” - “A patio lit by fairy lights, earthenware jars filled with wild flowers and flag-stone floors. This romantic cabin in the woods exudes escapist charm. Jesse McCleery’s menus are an ode to Galiano Island with each delicate plate encapsulating some element of its landscape, from woodlands to rock pools. Fermented potato bread with leek ash and poppy butter is followed by the likes of noodles glistening with chicken fat and foraged kelp. A wine and beer list sourced exclusively from British Columbia continues the local theme.” 

Photo credit: Cat + Jeff / The Apartment Photography


2806 Montague Road
Galiano Island, BC
V0N 1P0

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  • Friday6 – 10 PM
  • Saturday6 – 10 PM
  • Sunday6 – 10 PM

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About British Columbia

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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