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About Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant

Situated in the heart of historic Steveston Village, with unparalleled views of the harbour and Fishermen's Pier, Blue Canoe is a unique seafood restaurant offering the best quality and variety of local fresh seafood, prepared simply with the freshest local ingredients available.

140 - 3866 Bayview Street
Richmond, BC V7E 4R7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Winter Hours effective October 1
Sunday to Thursday - 11:30 am to 10 pm
Friday and Saturday - 11:30 am to 11 pm

Cross Street:
2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 275-7811

Website:
http://www.bluecanoerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There are several free public lots located throughout Steveston Village, just steps away from the restaurant's front door

Public Transit:
Local bus service to the corner of No. 1 Rd and Moncton, 2 blocks from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Daryle Nagata

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (604) 275-7811

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
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Scenic View (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Another great night out. Service was very prompt and friendly. Nice table with a view. Good wS outstanding. The halibut was excellent. We will visit again soon.

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The best meal I have had there in a long time. Seems like the bar has been raised. Excellent food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really mediocre food and quite expensive for what it was. Would have probably enjoyed more on a sunny summer day then on a rainy cold October day given the location at Fisherman's Wharf. But still the food should have been way better for what they were charging. Between the two of us we had 2 cups of tea (grocery store variety nothing fancy or well presented), one order of fish and chips and one salad (that was supposed to be meal size but was really just an appetizer). Bill before tip was $46.00 which is a lot for bland food in small portions. Would not go back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice meal with some friends. Wouldn't say that anything stood out for me in particular. Food was alright, I've had better calamari before. The location is lovely though.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It took an hour and a half to get our meal after we ordered. The restaurant was only 2/3 full......

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My go to restaurant! Shout out to Nicole and Rob for the excellent service tonight.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wow.....such am awesome place. We stumbled upon it by accident but now we have added this tonight top 5 !!!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Typically I love this restaurant. On this particular evening they fell short. We sent the fried oyster appetizer back, service was very slow and food was just ok. I was disappointed that they took certain items off the menu, such as the Brussels sprouts. I'd go back because overall I love this restaurant and like to bring visiting friends and family.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I brought some out of town colleagues to Blue Canoe so they could enjoy the views and catch the sunset over the water. We managed to snag a patio table right over the water which gave us the best view (although most of the seating has water views). The hostesses were very welcoming and accommodating of our seating request.
We ordered soups (cauliflower + chowder)... we all commented that they needed some spice to flavour it up, but the chowder had lots of fresh seafood in it which was nice. The seafood platter was quite fantastic and great for sharing with the three of us.
Service was good overall, although the server was very rushed and not overly engaging, but I chalked it up to him be really busy.

Great experience, great location, my colleagues loved the choice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Always a great spot. Friendly staff, and good food. Service is a bit slow, but with the ambiance who cares!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Really enjoyed getting together with friends in the wonderful spot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had a fantastic spot on the deck with a view of the Fraser and the fishing boats docked at Steveston.
We shared a lobster dinner and a crab dinner - made for a great combo.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious as always. The Blue Canoe never disappoints.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

I've grown up in Steveston, and lived there for 26 years. Last year I moved out to South Surrey, and I don't normally drive in to Steveston much. I went to Blue Canoe a few nights ago for a girls dinner (it's always been a favourite restaurant of mine in Steveston). Although prices are a bit expensive, the food is always amazing so I feel the price is worth it! Great service, great staff, great drinks, great food. All around a great evening!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food and service. Perfect location on the water.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was slow, mussels were so tiny and some were dried up, although sauce was tasty.I would not return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We both had the toasted rye, avocado with smoked salmon.
The bread was not suitable (too heavy) & the price of 17.95 was way too high

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

share platter expensive and seafood quality not very good. crab legs were puny and not much meat in there. definitely not worth the price.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Unfortunately, my favorite menu item had been pulled as was my second choice. The seafood pasta, however, did not disappoint. Generous shellfish with julienned veg in aa alfredo sauce. Came hot and al dente. Che Raul and attentive service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very friendly and attentive service. Good sized portions for price. Just the right amount of taste to food, nothing overdone.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always a pleasure - especially on a nice sunny day. This spot is right on the Steveston harbour waterfront, always lots to see. Sunsets from their patio are outstanding. Always great service and the food is excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Love the food and scenic location! We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fun
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was so delicious!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Had a reservation but line up to check in was so long by the time we were helped the couple ahead of us in line without a reservation got seated on the patio and we were inside (even though we had requested the patio). I realize outdoors cannot be guaranteed but there was a free table at the exact time of our reservation and we did not get it. That aside, both bar drinks were disappointing (you don't serve a Moscow mule in a glass, you use a copper mug). Food was average at best and overpriced for what we got. We left feeling disappointed and do not plan to return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Been coming here for years. Always a good experience. Great food great people.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our special meal request was done expertly and was delicious and priced very reasonably.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a great meal, food was outstanding, service was great and it's a wonderful location. Good portions and the seafood was amazing - fresh and plentiful. Definitely worth the drive and the traffic.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

The service was better than expected with a pleasant and accessable server. Food was well prepared, came in a reasonable amount of time and priced well. In all, an evening well spent and enjoyed

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was good and well presented, all three of us enjoyed our meal. We ate on the patio and the service was attentive. We would eat there again.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good spot for business social lunch great ambience and ocean view will be back

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Wonderful place to meet new friends. View is incredible. Enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I requested an outdoor table for 4 only to be told that you cannot be guaranteed same and was offered a tight table indoors where is was stifling hot and muggy. I explained to the hostess and showed her my confirmation email saying I requested an outdoor table and she shrugged her shoulders and said "oh well you can wait until a table becomes available". My friends and I agreed we would rather wait and provided a phone number and strolled around for 10 minutes until we received the call saying that a table was available. Once seated the evening was lovely...good food and service and a beautiful sunset.

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always love the food, drink and service here. Its our go-to evening out.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Please have an Italian white wine available for those of us who are allergic to BC wines.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent waterfront restaurant in Steveston. We've found this to be the best and most consistent restaurant on the Steveston waterfront. They have great food and unlike many of the others on the waterfront, they don't focus on deep fried seafood. Theirs is fresh and really good. A great choice for any occasion.

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 (London)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Wonderful view and great service delicious food at this waterside eaterie

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I made this reservation for my mom's birthday and the servers and hostesses were very accomodating when I told them I wanted to pay for this dinner privately and also when I brought in a cake to share with my family. I loved the food and the customer service was top-notch. Would definitely recommend to others looking for the same experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great service, good atmosphere and decor, high prices for mediocre food

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We used to come to Blue Canoe a lot but then had a child - came out for our Anniversary (prego with our 2nd) and didn't receive the same wow as before. An ok dinner but was a little disappointed the experience wasn't the same.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Very pricey for the type and quality of the food. Was looking forward to a nice anniversary dinner but it didn't meet the bar.

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