Wine & Dine

Canadian Rocky Mountain Cuisine

An exceptional concoction of international flavours has emerged on the gastronomic scene of Banff National Park. Amongst the array of local dining options, you’ll find a culinary art unique to Alberta’s mountains: sustainable and regionally sourced Rocky Mountain Cuisine.  A variety of restaurants feature seasonal ingredients that are supplied by local farmers and vendors, guaranteeing a delicious dining experience with a local flair.

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Banff’s Own Beer

In 2010, Banff welcomed its very own microbrewery, the Banff Ave. Brewing Company. To make their premium beer, they combine malt, hops and cultured yeast with the glacier-fed water of the Canadian Rockies. They also honour the local history by giving their beers names like Reverend Rundle Stout, Lower Bankhead Black Pilsner and Head Smashed IPA. With a great summertime patio and earth-friendly practices, it’s one of the town’s most popular watering holes for a good reason.

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  • Take a tour of the Banff Ave. Brewing Co. and sample each beer.
  • Write about the stories behind each of the clever names they’ve given their beers.
  • Enjoy suggested beer pairings with some of Banff’s best pub food.


Banff Nightlife

The excitement doesn’t have to end after a day of exploring and enjoying the mountains. For the nighthawks out there, Banff and Lake Louise boast a night scene that is sure to fit the bill. After dark you can kick up your heels at a dance club or western saloon, enjoy a glass of wine next to a crackling fire or relax with a beverage at a local lounge.

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  • Have a fun night out hopping from club to pub to lounge and experiencing everything Banff and Lake Louise have to offer.
  • Have a local show you their favourite after-dark haunts.
  • Dance the night away with a Sasquatch, surrounded by Hoodoos or the local Aurora. Check out our member listings for ideas.