DRINKWATER’S at Sproat Lake

Today seemed like a good day for a little summer drive so we pointed the Acura towards the west coast. Just an easy hour drive from our place is a charming spot for lunch, dinner or just a libation. DRINKWATER’S at Sproat Lake Landing, just 17 kilometres past Port Alberni on the Tofino road.


We arrived around 2:30 and had  the bar deck mostly to ourselves. We sat outside under big awnings and enjoyed the lake and hill view. There is even a real Beaver habitat right in front including a Beaver house.


This restaurant is very nicely appointed and the deck furniture was attractive and comfortable. The menu is good. We chose Calamari and Moules Frittes to share and enjoy with our drinks, A Blue Buck Beer for me and a French Rose for her. Both appetizers were excellent. Best fries I’ve had in some time. The staff were very pleasant and the service was prompt. The deck is really a most pleasant spot to just kick back and relax.



If you overindulge in your favourite adult beverage and shouldn’t drive home, they have guest rooms too.

Across the street is Della’s Cafe, which is run by the same management. Casual food, coffee’s snacks, art and gifts. Worth a look.

If you have visitors, take them to see the huge trees in Cathedral Grove then continue on to Drinkwater’s. Your guests will be impressed.

Hungry and feel like a pleasant drive, try Drinkwater’s. We like it.

Just saying…

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