From Our Editors
On the second floor of a red-shingled building overlooking the watery expanse of the Gulf of Georgia, Charthouse Restaurant celebrates maritime history with food and picturesque harbour views. Local fish and shellfish form the core of the menu, which starts with classic shareable plates of steamed mussels and cups of boston clam chowder, followed by battered halibut and prawns, snapper filet oscar with mushrooms and asparagus, and salmon souvlaki. Grilled chicken and 8- and 10-ounce marinated steaks appease non-seafood eaters, though each must be retrieved from a serving tray tied to a shark. Following the theory that a good view aids in digestion, tables are clustered on the building's patios and behind massive windows that face the harbour.