Pass 'n Thyme

Bistro in Alert Bay

Head up the ramp alongside and aim for a picture window table overlooking shimmering, boat-bobbling Broughton Strait and you'll soon be diving into some excellent grilled halibut and chips alongside the chatty locals. Burgers, wraps and made-from-scratch soups (always ask what the day's special is) round-out the menu but save room for a deep-fried ice-cream dessert.

A good spot to end your day, you can watch your ferry approaching from the mainland.