Nov 23, 2017

Milltown Bar and GrillMilltown Bar and Grill

Last weekend while checking out the facilities at the Milltown Marina, I happened upon the Milltown Bar and Grill. What a surprise! We had one of the best pub meals ever.

Opened in 2014 and situated on Richmond Island, Milltown Bar & Grill is the only restaurant in the lower mainland that has two unique waterfront patios. With their rustic Westcoast décor, you’ll enjoy an intimate/cozy dining experience with expansive views.

Milltown Bar and Grill Inside

Milltown is situated on its own island in the Fraser River. A highlight is its two patios; one facing the Marina and the other facing the Fraser River and YVR airport’s landing strip. The West-coast décor can be seen in the walls, which are made out of 100-year-old reclaimed local Douglas Fir wood. Double-sided fireplaces made out of brushed stainless-steel contrast against the white subway tiles and massive rope chandeliers. A dropped ceiling above the bar features local wood that was torched, literally set on fire to give its rustic look. “It’s rustic, industrial, nautical all mixed together. It’s really creates a cozy and inviting space.” admits Scott McVicker, co-Owner of Milltown.

Milltown DrystackOwners McVicker and Paddy Gallagher pride themselves on the friendly staff and affordable food and drinks in a laid-back atmosphere. “With brunch on the weekends, lunch features every day, and entertainment in the evenings; this is the place to go for Richmondites and Vancouverites”, adds Gallagher.

Milltown Marina

Chef Darryl Ponechs’ menu is not your average pub fare. Inspired by living in the Pacific North West, reflecting the diversity of the city we are proud to call home. We strive to use all house-made or locally sourced products.

Entertainment and a FREE SHUTTLE are available two nights per week Friday and Saturday!

http://milltownbar.com/

Milltown Marina

Since their grand opening on March 15, 2014 Milltown Marina has exceeded all expectations and brought the very best boating experience to their clients.

Vancouver’s newest marina is located in Vancouver’s historic Marpole neighbourhood, just south of Granville Street and SW Marine Drive. This ideal location provides boaters with an easily accessible and convenient moorage facility.

Milltown Marina is located six nautical miles from where the mouth of the North Arm of the Fraser River meets the Southern Strait of Georgia. The location is perfect for fast and easy access to recreational boating waters. They can accommodate boats from 10 to 80 feet with their first class in water moorage as well as their drystack facility!

The Milltown Marina is designed to incorporate Transport Canada’s environmental best practices while creating a state-of-the-art recreational boating facility.

The Milltown Marina community includes repair and maintenance facility, marine store, yacht sales and a full-service restaurant. Milltown Marina also offers transient moorage.

If you are new to boating don’t worry, Captain Matthew would be happy to get onboard and show you the ropes on the basics of docking and safe operation of your vessel. One or two informal sessions at no charge will go a long way to make you feel comfortable in enjoying our wonderful coast.

For complete information go to: http://milltownmarina.ca/

- Bob Nicoll

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

Read more about Hilton Beach Marina....

 

 

 

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Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

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