The perfect pairing for an adventure is a cold beverage best enjoyed by a fire. Banff and Lake Louise are not short on cozy, Canadian, and tasteful spots to celebrate a day outside and reward yourself for any adventure. Here are 10 places to start your après adventure in Banff and Lake Louise.
Conveniently located next to the Fairmont Banff Springs skating rink and tobogganing hill is the Waldhaus Pub. Serving up German-style food and beers, the Waldhaus Pub is the perfect addition to a day on the Fairmont rink at the base of Mount Rundle.
Banff Ave Brew Co.
Award-winning beers made from Alberta wheat and barley are served up seasonally and with a new menu as well. The Banff Ave Brew Co. is a friendly and local craft brewery that has a cool mountain flare and a beer for everyone. Skiing on a SkiBig3 lift ticket? Enjoy $5.25 pints and 15% off food at the Banff Ave Brew Co.!
Unbeatable views, an outdoor and indoor wood burning fireplace, and best of all – an après menu served Monday through Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Juniper Bistro is one of Banff's best-rated restaurants and is conveniently located at the base of Mount Norquay. Juniper Bistro also offers the irresistible après menu at two-for-one pricing with a SkiBig3 lift ticket.
Many of the winter activities in Banff National Park have views of glacier-capped peaks that cast shadows in the low winter sun. Park Distillery has coined the term ‘Glacier to Glass' because the very water that makes the spirts they distill, originates at six glaciers. Celebrate your day and ice in every form with a cocktail at Park Distillery – all made with their own spirits.
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Toque Canadian Pub
It doesn't get much more Canadian than Toque Canadian Pub. The restaurant is newly renovated and has Canadian favourites such as poutine and all-Canadian beers on tap. Toque also gives a poutine & beer special for $17 and 15% off all food menu items with a SkiBig3 lift ticket.
Cocktails, vegetarian cuisine, and an urban-like setting on Bear St. in Banff. Nourish Bistro is Banff's only all-vegetarian restaurant and also a unique cocktail bar that is known mostly to locals only. Nourish will be playing the modern music and shaking cocktails to impress when you're ready to reward a day of activity. Nourish also has a large selection of specials including $5 craft beers for SkiBig3 lift ticket holders.
Bear St. Tavern
Another great local's spot located on Bear St. is the Bear Street Tavern – serving up signature pizza's, sandwiches, and most importantly, ‘Bear sized cocktails' along with craft beer from the Bow Valley.
Pins, pints, and pizza! High Rollers has 48 beers on tap and 10-pin bowling for the ultimate après experience. Celebrate a day of adventure with an evening of bowling at Banff's only 10-pin bowling alley beer hall.
Alpine Social Club in Lake Louise
Lake Louise's newest restaurant and the perfect place for a cheeky treat after a day of adventure in the iconic area itself. Alpine Social at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise joins Canadian alpinism history with modern social culture to create a unique atmosphere at the shoreline of Lake Louise.
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