We all know Victoria has great food.

Whenever it is time to decide where to go out to eat, the possibilities seem endless! 

We have been spoiled with an incredible amount of restaurants and tasty options, but did you know Victoria has more restaurants, eateries, pubs and bars per person than any other city in Canada?

No wonder the choice is so difficult!

Destination Greater Victoria recently set out to determine if there really were as many restaurants in Victoria as they thought. 

After analyzing data from Statistics Canada’s June 2020 Business Counts for restaurants, eateries, pubs, and bars, Destination Greater Victoria determined their hunch was true!

When compared to other Canadian cities, Victoria ranked first with 4.6 restaurants, eateries, pubs, and bars per 1,000 residents. 

This was ahead of Vancouver, which has 3.6 restaurants, eateries, pubs, and bars per 1,000 people and Niagara Falls, which has 3.4.

“Victoria’s culinary offerings are a major selling feature when we market the destination,” said Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria, ““ We are also delighted to have brought closure to this question through hard statistical data that our culinary scene is the richest and deepest of any Canadian city.”

Here’s the full list from across Canada, along with each of their ratios per 1,000 residents:

  1. Victoria  – 4.6
  2. Vancouver  – 3.6
  3. Niagara Falls  – 3.4
  4. Montréal  – 2.7
  5. Kelowna  – 2.6
  6. Kingston  – 2.5
  7. St. John’s  – 2.5
  8. Regina –  2.4
  9. Edmonton – 2.4
  10. Saskatoon – 2.4
  11. Toronto – 2.4
  12. Windsor – 2.4
  13. Calgary – 2.3
  14. Halifax  – 2.1
  15. Ottawa  – 2.1
  16. Québec  – 2.0
  17. London – 2.0
  18. Hamilton – 1.9
  19. Winnipeg – 1.9

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