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James Bay Inn News/Updates

Updated: Jun 12, 2021

It has been a tough 15 months for the JBI, many of you and other businesses. However, as July approaches, the cases of COVID reduce & the public health orders are reduced, we are optimistic about the upcoming summer season and beyond.


We have been hard at work in the background, and there have been many improvements at the James Bay Inn since March 2020.

  • From the flooring & bar top to the kitchen & the hotel rooms, the James Bay Inn has made improvements, renovated and had a deep clean done.

  • We have built and launched the JBI Pub & JBI Restaurant websites.

  • A new online ordering system has been created for pick up. Don't forget to check out our selection of beer and wine for pick up with food purchase.

  • You can now order all of your JBI favs through door dash for delivery. This includes beer and wine.


As we gradually move into full swing, we currently are seeking team members in our kitchen, pub and restaurant. These positions are available immediately.

  • Part-Time Pub Servers: The James Bay Inn Pub is seeking experienced part-time servers with a can-do attitude and who take pride in providing excellence in customer service. Candidate Profile Pleasant personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills Well-groomed with a positive attitude Team player, passionate, self-motivated, multitasking and proactive. Ability to work under pressure No- drama, snobs or not my job attitudes. Having a positive attitude towards guests and co-workers is required. Able to cover behind the bar when needed Believes in good old fashion service.

Stop by the pub between 2 PM- 4:00 Tuesday-Saturday and ask for Eric. No phone calls or emails will be accepted.

  • Part-Time Restaurant Servers: Experienced servers for our weekend breakfast service. Feel free to drop of a resume between 7:30 am -2PM or between 4:30-9pm daily or call (250) 388-9928 and ask for Courtenay.

  • Kitchen: Breakfast cook with 5 years experience -can work independently & within a team environment. Please drop off your resume in person through the pub or restaurant. Ask for chef Frank. No phone calls or emails will be accepted.

Drink specials

Our $4.50 daily cocktails is back!


Tuesday-Screw Drivers

Wednesday- Martinis


Friday- Paralyzers

Saturday- Sea Breeze

Sunday - Caesars

Food specials

.45 wings 7 days a week between 4pm-6pm

Prime Rib Dinner is back! Each Sunday we have our very popular and delicious Prime Rib Dinner. Comes with a soup or salad starter, 6, 8 or 10 oz prime rib, potato, veggies, yorkie & a side of horse radish.

Style may slightly change from week to week. $25 -$28 - $31

Daily lunch and dinner specials are being phased in. Lunches specials could include a special salad, soup and sandwich, a burger and a few surprises along the way. Dinner specials could include a pasta dish, comfort food and/or international cuisine. Prices will vary.

Three course dinners are expected to come back soon. With the big increases in food costs for the restaurant industry it is getting harder to offer the tasty three course menu at a reasonable price point that you have all grown to expect. Thank you for your patience while we work diligently on bringing back the three course dinners that you have all grown to love over the years.

Brunch & Breakfast

Breakfast is served in the JBI Restaurant daily from 7:30am-11:30am. Weekend brunch happens every Saturday and Sunday in the James Bay Inn Pub and the JBI restaurant from 11am-2pm.

Hours of operation

Hotel 24 hours 7 days a week

Pub 11am-10pm (kitchen closes at 9PM)

Restaurant 7:30am-2pm & 4:30pm-9pm

The James Bay Inn would like to thank everyone for your continued support over the years and look forward to seeing you all this summer and beyond. Thank you for making us your local.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to us via email at


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