Banff and Lake Louise are brimming with ways to pair dinner and adventure this November. Whether your idea of the perfect Fall activity is reaching the summit of a mountain or relaxing in a natural hot spring, all are best enjoyed by indulging your taste buds with a comforting local meal at day’s end.
From November 1st to 28th, Taste for Adventure is back at 20 participating restaurants in Banff National Park. This unique foodie event elevates and celebrates the cuisine of your favourite local restaurants in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. From classic restaurants that have become trusted culinary staples over the years to trendy locales newer to the Bow Valley dining scene - all will be serving up mouthwatering and unique dishes in Canada’s first national park.
Get a taste for our vibrant food scene here in Banff and Lake Louise - where world-class dining meets world-class adventure.
1. Discover Exclusive Menus
From contemporary farm-to-fork recipes at Farm and Fire to delicately crafted French cuisine at Eden - and everything in between - Taste for Adventure offers the whole gamut of cuisine this November. No tastebud will be left unsatisfied. Find menus intentionally crafted just for the event as well as favourite signature dishes that have locals and visitors coming back time and time again - like the Balkan’s Arni Pisto 12-hour braised lamb shank.
2. Enjoy Après for a Fall Adventure
Banff and Lake Louise host endless ways to work up an appetite in the beautiful outdoors. Taste for Adventure is the perfect opportunity to satisfy those hard-earned cravings. Enjoy a guided hiking tour at Johnston Canyon, hop on a fat bike and head out for a ride to Vermillion Lakes, or hike up and gondola down on Sulphur Mountain. You can even get in some early-season ski laps at any of the local SkiBig3 resorts - how’s that for après?
3. Win Weekly Prizes
Every indulgence from a Taste for Adventure menu comes with opportunities to win exciting prizes for your next epic getaway to Banff and Lake Louise. From unique hotel stays to dining vouchers to the best local activities in the national park, including heli adventures, dog sledding, gondola tickets, and more. Taste for Adventure is the perfect preview of the adventure possibilities with these exciting prizes.
4. Support Local
Local tastes (and feels) better. The dining industry is full of passionate locals who love where they live and want to share it with others - from seasonal workers here for a ski season to born-and-raised Banffites. Indulge your inner foodie with the intentionally sourced ingredients that craft the perfect meal and feel good about it, too, as every night out with Taste for Adventure supports locals and local businesses.
5. Plan Ahead and Stay Awhile
With so many tantalizing menus to choose from, you’ll be hard-pressed to pick your favourite in one outing. Stay longer and explore more to enjoy the full Taste for Adventure. November brings all you need for a mini-retreat in the Rockies with unique accommodation, invigorating activities, and charismatic restaurants to enjoy. Every night will bring a distinct experience - from a night out on the town with boutique cocktails at The Radiant to comforting ranch-inspired dining at Chuck’s Steakhouse.
Check out the full Taste for Adventure menu and contest prizes here.