Places to eat or drink grouped into types. Each category has listings from the most ‘popular’ or ‘prominent’ to lesser-known (but that doesn’t mean not as good!) places. We’ve tried to concentrate on local businesses and some outstanding establishments I’ve marked with our ‘recommended’ symbol … look for those if you’re interested in our favorites. Or … check out websites like Trip Advisor or Yelp for additional reviews.
The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located in North Saanich on the Patricia Bay, is home to the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). IOS is one of Canada’s largest marine institutes and is an important link in Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s nationwide chain of nine major scientific