We were traveling home from Vancouver this one day and we figured we should stop halfway and grab some lunch. We stopped in Salmon Arm and basically drove to whatever was opened as it was a late Sunday afternoon. We stumbled into Home Restaurant which turns out to be a small chain in BC!
Once we sat down as there was a little bit of wait, they told us the soup of the day was their Seafood Chowder and coming from a place where I had lots of seafood, it was what I wanted! I ordered a bowl of their seafood chowder and although it wasn’t the heartiest, it was really filling and it hit the spot. I really enjoyed the flavours and texture of this chowder.
For the actual meal, I couldn’t get my mind away from having their Fish and Chips and this amazing classic specialty comes with 2 pieces of their fried fish with a mountain of fries and coleslaw! You really get a large meal for the small price! It was amazing as the fish was fresh and fried to perfection! Tender and juicy fish with a really light and crispy coating!
The last thing we ordered really didn’t go with my “seafood” theme, but it’s alright – it was pretty awesome anyway! We had their Schnitzel Champignon which was pork schnitzel with mushrooms and it is one of my husbands all time favorite schnitzel! This mushroom topping was made from fresh mushrooms and a gravy on top, with a side of mashed potatoes and more gravy! It was really amazing and the gravy made the vegetables seem extra amazing!
Overall, we left here feeling so full and satisfied we felt like that was the perfect meal to end our road trip! Sometimes just randomly stopping into places you find hidden gems and we lucked out here!
Home Restaurant Salmon Arm
2801 – 10th Avenue N.E.
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2S3
Tel (250) 832 9991
We were recently in BC to watch the Salmon Run around Salmon Arm, when we came across Fisherman Direct Seafood and decided to stop in as we saw some billboards for this place for fish and chips. We wanted to eat seafood so it seemed like the perfect match.
We started with their Calamari which was wonderful! It set the bar high for our expectations as it was lightly battered, tender and fresh. The calamari tasted great we barely touched their tartar sauce and we needed nothing.
I decided to go for their Halibut Burger and I got the seafood chowder as a side instead of more fried food. The halibut burger was so delicious, it was sweet, light, and perfectly fried. The burger didn’t have much besides lettuce and tartar sauce – and it was perfect. The seafood chowder was a bit salty but tons of flavour, tons of seafood and quite hearty.
My husband ordered a Once Piece Cod and Chips and you get 2 sides. He got yam fries and onion rings – mostly because those are my favourites. We really enjoyed the cod, again, it was quite light, portions were large, lightly battered – crispy outside and wonderful on the inside.
We really enjoyed our experience here. Everything seemed to be so fresh and made to order. We even bought some candied salmon on our way out and got a recipe card for their seafood chowder. I can’t wait to try it!
Fisherman Direct Seafood – Salmon Arm
2401 Trans Canada Hwy SW
Salmon Arm, BC
We recently went for a drive to British Columbia and stayed overnight at the Best Western Inn in Sicamous, BC – which isn’t far from Salmon Arm. The hotel is quite nice, it does have the exterior hallways, which does give it a bit of motel feel to it, but the rooms are quite spacious and lovely.
The room was really big and spacious, with 2 beds there was still a lot of room for moving around and stuff. The room has a mini fridge and microwave which makes it convenient for long term stays as well.
The bathroom was neat, the sink is outside of the actual bathroom – with a large counter area. Behind the door would be the actual toilet and tub/shower.
The overall stay was very enjoyable. We did have to kill a few mosquitoes and flies in the room, but it wasn’t the end of the world. Everything was really clean and that’s very important. The hotel even offers complimentary breakfast and wifi internet access which was nice.
Below is a video clip of the room we stayed in.
Best Western Sicamous Inn
806 Trans Canada Highway East
We didn’t know what to eat during out trip out to Radium, BC and we decided to eat at Leo Burrito Tacos just off of the highway. It’s really easy to find, but the parking lot is a little small.
I ate their Pork Taco which was sold individually and it’s pretty small. This taco basically has pulled pork, some salsa and pickled onion. The evening we went, they were out of pineapple salsa which was the one it’s suppose to come with – but I got mango salsa instead. It was a good taco and very fresh. The meat was tender and juicy.
As my taco was a little small, I ordered a side of Leo Gems which was basically tatertots. It looks like it comes in a small bowl, but there’s actually lots of Leo Gems hiding in the bowl! They were fried really nicely as it was still crispy when we got to the end.
My husband ordered the 12″ King Kong which was a giant burrito which had all my husbands favourites for a burrito: slow cooked beef, cheese and sour cream!
This trip, I went with my sister and her husband. My brother in law enjoyed a salad while my sister had a Suzy Q Burrito which was a good sized burrito stuffed with roasted bell peppers, mushrooms and guacamole!
Overall, this little restaurant was really quite good! It was relatively cheap, the portions was quite reasonable for burritos and Leo gems and the best thing was the food was extremely fresh and delicious! Another great thing about here is their opened late!
Leo Burrito Tacos
4951 Hwy 93
Radium Hot Springs, BC
We took a road trip to Vancouver one weekend and did a booking for Richmond, BC where we stayed at Delta Vancouver Airport which was right at the Vancouver airport and just a bridge away from Richmond.
The guest room we stayed in had an adjoining room door which made it a bit noisy when the neighbors were there. It wasn’t too bad overall. The size of the room was nice and it definitely housed 2 guest really comfortably with a Queen sized bed.
The room had tons of storage area and a nice TV and desk area, as well as a little seating area.
The bathroom was a standard bathroom, but it was nice and extremely clean. I didn’t use their bathroom amenities besides their hand soap and that was quite nice – and left a beautiful fragrant!
Overall, our stay was great! The location was definitely a key point as it’s close to the highways, the airport, and Richmond – where we had family.
Delta Vancouver Airport
3500 Cessna Drive
Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1C7 Canada