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Flying Canoe West Coast Pub

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International, Sushi, Pub, Canadian
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1590 Cliffe Avenue | Best Western - The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N2K4, Canada
+1 250-331-4006
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 17
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty pub style food

We had not been to the Flying Canoe for over a year a decided to give it another try. We both had salads which were exceptional as they obviously we're not pre-assembled. Very fresh. We also tried a order of onion rings and these were real good. Service was perfect not over bearing but attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Tom G
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is great to watch sports to have a beer or to enjoy sushi. On weekend it's a great night club. Watch the signs outside they make announcement for special events

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had not been to the Flying Canoe for over a year a decided to give it another try. We both had salads which were exceptional as they obviously we're not pre-assembled. Very fresh. We also tried a order of onion rings and these were real good. Service was perfect not over bearing but attentive.

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Well Thank you Tom G to take the time to write such nice things about us. We are always looking at ways to improve our offerings, be they food, drink or service and it sounds to me like those efforts are paying off. Come and see us again soon. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Easy place to hang out with friends. To enjoy their company, and have a place to relax. The karoke is always fun.

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi again Sarah h WOW - we love you. The great reviews just keep on coming. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know what we are doing right. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

great food in pub atmosphere, if you want quiet dining go to the Westerly restaurant in the same hotel

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hello again S1962 Thank you for your additional review of our Pub. We are so pleased you enjoyed all of our outlets during your stay and we look forward to you visiting with us again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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173 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In all fairness, we generally are not sports bar patrons, so I found the somber decor with many TV's not inviting. I did like sitting where I could view the pretty hanging baskets with flowers. The server was very pleasant, attentive and helpful with the modification I wanted to my order. I enjoyed the tasty salmon burger. The fish and... More 

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Coast_to_coast_250, Thank you for taking the time to review our on site Pub. As a sports mad community many patrons gravitate to The Flying Canoe specifically for our large screen and numerous TV's to catch the Game, etc. For the very purpose that you mentioned (mainly our sports widows) our Tiki bar patio has been created to give an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Had dinner and a couple drinks, watched game 4 of the Stanley cup finals there. They quite a few tv positioned well around the pub with a large projection screen in the middle. Everything was good, not great but good. There was an actual sushi bar in the pub and the sushi looked very good and quite a few people... More 

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Darren C We are well known for our Big screen and full coverage of the best sporting action and you are absolutely right about that Sushi! Please come back soon and opt for Omakase (in chef's hands) - we are sure you won't be disappointed. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it. More 

Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

No dislikes here, the hockey playoffs were all around us on big screens for our enjoyment. No farmed fish in this sushi bar!

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Roy V, Thanks for taking the time to give us your review here on Trip Advisor. I never get tired of hearing how great The Flying Canoe is for Sushi, Sports and an all round great time. We hope you will come back and visit it us again soon - There's always something happening here at The Flying Canoe. More 

British Columbia, Canada
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I hadn't been to the Flying Canoe since it opened a few years ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the sushi bar and Chef Ky. I had the $20 platter where he decides the meal (unfortunately I can't remember the name off-hand) and everything was amazing. My friends had pizzas which looked great as well. Definitely recommend.

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

O WanderingOne - how happy are we that you wandered in here? It's great to see you back again. One of our greatest features in the Flying Canoe Pub is our Sushi, which, without our Master sushi Chef Ky, wouldn't be the same. Ky's speciality is Omakase which literally means "in the hands of the Chef". We love it and... More 

Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent place. Food was great. TVs great to watch hockey playoffs. Staff excellent and kept our drinks full. Very freiendly.

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hey bo42015 Thanks so much for joining us on Hockey night and I'm so pleased you enjoyed our great food and excellent service. Our team here at The Flying Canoe really go out of their way to make everyone's experience a great one. We hope you will stay with us again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We will be heading back here again. The oven baked pizza is dee-lish. Great service. Reasonable prices. Close to the hotel...about a 10 second walk.

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Dear 978CRT, we are so pleased you loved the pizza - it certainly is one of our more popular items... along with the Sushi. The Flying Canoe is part of the Hotel, offering our guests convenience and affordability and we look forward to you staying with us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1590 Cliffe Avenue | Best Western - The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N2K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-331-4006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi, Pub, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?