Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Banff Town

Saltlik

With rib eye in citrus-rosemary butter and peppercorn New York strip loin on the menu, Saltlik is clearly no plain-Jane steakhouse knocking out flavorless T-bones. No, this polished dining room abounds with rustic e…
Top Choice Canadian in Canmore

Trough

Canmore’s slinkiest bistro is a bit tucked away on 9th St, but it’s absolutely worth the effort to find. It regularly features in the Rockies’ top restaurant lists, and with good reason. The mother-son team here cre…
Top Choice Canadian in Lake Louise

Lake Louise Station Restaurant

Dine in the station's great hall or one of the dining cars, which are nothing short of elegant. Details like stacks of turn-of-the-century luggage and the stationmaster's desk take you back to 1910, when the station…
Top Choice British in Kananaskis Country

Mt Engadine

The lodge's five-star chef serves up freshly baked goods, platters of fancy cheese and local meat and fresh fruit for their afternoon tea; on Sundays they offer strudel and hot-buttered rum. As you contemplate the s…
Top Choice Cafe in Lake Louise

Lake Agnes Teahouse

The 3.4km view-filled hike from Lake Louise to Lake Agnes is one of the area's most popular – surely because it ends here, at this fabulously rustic alpine teahouse that seems to hang in the clouds beside the ethere…
Top Choice Canadian in Canmore

PD3 by Blake

The shiny new kid on the block is a silver double-decker bus parked in a grassy lot, with cool tunes pumping. Dig into Asian-fusion tacos and cold beer at the picnic tables or make reservations for the stunningly sw…
Top Choice Canadian in Icefields Parkway

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Rustic yet elegant, the Num-Ti-Jah’s historic Elkhorn Dining Room lets you step back in time to a Simpson's 1940s hunting lodge, complete with stone fireplace and majestic views. Dine on braised bison short rib or m…
Top Choice Cafe in Canmore

Communitea

Locally run, ethically aware and all organic, this community cafe somehow manages to sidestep any crusty hippy vibe with a warm, relaxed feel and simple style. Food is ultra fresh and an explosion of flavor: think n…
Top Choice Pub Food in Banff Town

Bear St Tavern

This gastro-pub hits a double whammy: ingeniously flavored pizzas washed down with locally brewed pints. Banffites head here in droves for a plate of pulled-pork nachos or a bison-and-onion pizza, accompanied by pit…
Top Choice Cafe in Jasper Town & Around

Other Paw Bakery

An offshoot of the Bear's Paw, a larger cafe around the corner, the Other Paw offers the same insanely addictive mix of breads, pastries, muffins and coffee, along with tasty soups and well-stuffed wraps. This one s…