Coastal Cookery

Bistro in Powell River

This casual dining favorite has the town's best patio plus a great menu of tweaked classics and seasonal specials – with a strong focus on BC ingredients. If Salt Spring mussels are on the menu, order them immediately or just dive headfirst into the chicken-and-waffle sandwich (especially if you have a marathon to run).

If you manage to graduate onto the mains, try the intriguing backyard beer-can chicken.