Environmental Initiatives

Boulevard firmly believes in doing its part by reducing, reusing and recycling and supporting a host of environmentally conscious and green initiatives in its kitchen, bar and dining room.

Boulevard is a proud supporter of Ocean Wise — a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program that educates and empowers consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants, markets and suppliers to ensure they have the most current scientific information regarding seafood selections and help them make ocean-friendly buying decisions.

All of Boulevard’s kitchen waste will be transported off-site by NorthWest Waste Solutions, a one-hundred-per-cent B.C.-owned-and-operated company that employs proven, proprietary and practical solutions to help its clients cost-effectively achieve zero waste. Boulevard Executive Chef Alex Chen also aims to develop a rooftop garden where he and his staff will grow herbs and produce, collect rainwater and compost their own materials.

Boulevard boasts an environmentally friendly on-site water filtration system that significantly reduces the restaurant’s carbon footprint and allows staff to reuse bottles for water service, reducing the need for refrigeration usage and deliveries.

Our bar program features fresh juices made from all-natural, real ingredients handcrafted by Chasers Juice, which will deliver daily from its wholesale facility in Yaletown.

Boulevard’s green-forward focus even extends to the dining room décor, which features local millwork and wood indigenous to British Columbia, LED lighting and up-cycled original Sutton Place Hotel chandeliers, as well as an antique mercury mirror that adorns the back bar.

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Local Suppliers

Boulevard’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Okanagan wine country and nearby farms, fisheries and ranches aligns with our commitment to use the best local and seasonal ingredients.

Pacific Provider Salmon: Owned and operated by a North Vancouver fishing family, the Pacific Provider is a 43-foot fishing boat that travels through the waters around the Haida Gwaii in search of the best catch and using only the most sustainable fishing methods.

To that end, Boulevard is proud to source a number of its products from the following local suppliers, among others:

Barnston Island Herbs: A one-hundred-per-cent local family business with farms located in Surrey, Barnston Island Herbs has sustainably grown and supplied the best herbs, greens and specialty product to B.C.’s top restaurants and hotels since 1979.

North Arm Farm: A 60-acre, family-run and working organic farm in Pemberton, North Arm Farm produces a full selection of seasonal vegetable as well as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and sources a wide range of fruit from the Okanagan.

Cherry Lane Farm: A family-owned and operated farm that has been located in Richmond since the early 1950s, Cherry Lane grows some of the largest varieties of tree fruit like Italian plums, heritage apples and cherries, white and red wine grapes, black mulberries and Bosc and Anjou pears, as well as a variety of different vegetable crops all produced without the use of synthetic chemicals or genetically modified seeds.

Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company: An Ocean Wise Certified, family-run farm located in the pristine, glacier-fed waters off Read Island, Sawmill Bay produces oysters, clams, mussels and scallops that are delivered within 24 hours of harvesting.

Ponderosa Mushrooms: Ponderosa mushrooms is the exclusive supplier of Boulevard’s mushrooms and truffles. Quality begins here in the natural pristine wilderness of the forests in North America. Their Wild Mushrooms grow in glorious isolation, far from environmental impurities of the world.