Salmon House on the Hill




Salmon House on the Hill is a famous scenic restaurant situated on the hill in West Vancover overlooking the beautiful Vancover harbor.

The Story
The Salmon House began on October 6, 1976 with the idea of combining great food with an incredible view. The view from the dining room was so beautiful that drew people through the doors from the start.

The dark wood panelling and Indigenous-themed decor accented the location perfectly. With the sudden inrease of tourists to the city during Expo ’86, people lined up out the door to get a taste of the famous Salmon House Chowder, the Barbecued Salmon with cheddar cheese potatoes and the classic apple cobbler.

Through the years, the Salmon House has seen many changes. What began as a high-volume, casual restaurant has evolved into the fine dining establishment that it is today dedicated to serving quality products, exquisite presentation, and providing impeccable service.

The Salmon House has always utilized the natural abundance available in British Columbia by using local products sourced from BC growers and producers. The Uniquely BC menu uses ingredients from all 6 growing regions of the province and changes with the seasons to use only the freshest products possible. Each dish is accompanied by a selection from the meticulously crafted BC focused wine list.

The Building
The exterior structure of the building is made from all-natural cedar wood which appropriate given that the restaurant is situated amongst the magnificent natural rainforests of Vancover’s North Shore Mountains. The interior décor reflects the history and culture on Canada's Pacific shores with the authentic Native masks, canoes and artifacts.

The expansive windows lining the entire front of the restaurant allows every seat in the dining room to boast a spectacular view. From the cozy upper level booths to the romantic window-side tables, the Salmon House dining room is the perfect choice for any occasion.

Chef Jorgensen grew up in the Vancover area and honed his skills at some of the city’s finest restaurants. His career in the kitchen began at the Keg in Burnaby as a cook part-time while he worked his way through a sound engineering program. When he finished the program, he realized that what he really wanted to do was continue learning to grow as a cook and thus he began his road to becoming a chef.

After completing the classroom portion of his Culinary Arts diploma at Vancouver Community College, Chef Jorgensen did his apprenticeship at The Salmon House and Diva at the Metropolitan Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. He then moved on to the role of Sous Chef at Ambleside Bistro where he met future mentor, noted Chef, Robert Sulatycky. He followed Sulatycky to the Wedgewood Hotel where he learned the high level of passion, commitment to perfection it takes to be number one. He left Wedgewood to go back to the North Shore as Executive Chef at The Beachside Café and stayed there for 3 years before moving downtown to help open Lift Restaurant. The experience of opening a high-volume, high-end restaurant was invaluable and he credits his time there for when he really learned to appreciate our local cuisine. Chaf Dave returned to The Salmon House to lead the kitchen team in the fall of 2008 and brought with him his tremendous experience, exceptional skills and passion reflected in all of his culinary creations.

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Saturday - Sunday 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday to Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday to Sunday from 5:00 pm

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