In Banff and Jasper towns, choices for dining out are plentiful; elsewhere, pickings are slim, Advance booking is advisable in summer, especially at higher-end restaurants. Packing a picnic is always a great option.
Lodges For more refined fare in an atmospheric setting, seek out the dining rooms at the parks' historic lodges.
Restaurants From humble burger joints and pizzerias to high-end steakhouses and trendy bistros, you'll find plenty of variety in the parks' tourist-oriented gateway towns.
Cafes Serving bagels, muffins, sandwiches, salads and the like, these are your best option for trail snacks, a low-cost breakfast or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.