Brunch in the Canadian Rockies can’t be beat. There is no better way to prepare for a long day of adventure than with a hearty helping of back bacon, real maple syrup or even, a classically Canadian Caeser!
Here are some great ways to start your day in Banff National Park:
Juniper Bistro boasts one of the best views in the valley with frequent wildlife sightings. Enjoy brunch on Saturdays and Sundays when you can soak in the views and savour their handcrafted, sustainable, and delicious creations. To top it off they have answered the Canadian call for poutine with a brunch-style poutine, complete with hollandaise sauce.
When: Daily, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Crave Mountain Grill - Banff Park Lodge
Crave Mountain Grill offers premium, casual style, relaxed dining, with food sourced from local and organic suppliers where possible. With wall to ceiling windows that show off the picture-perfect mountain views, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Vermillion Room - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
If you’re looking for something extra special, the grandeur and elegance of The Vermillion Room will sweep you off your feet. Nestled in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, The Vermillion Room offers a bustling atmosphere, effortless charm, and an extravagant brunch buffet. Feast on dishes served with French elegance and Canadian charm while gazing out at the spectacular mountain views.
When: Saturday and Sundays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Featuring locally grown, organic, and sustainably farmed produce, The Bison prepares their mouth-watering menus using only the finest ingredients the region has to offer. With seasonal menu changes, you can sample exciting and refreshing new brunch items every time you dine. Whether you choose to relax in the bright and stylish dining room, or soak in the summer months on the outdoor terrace, the mountain views don’t disappoint at this must-visit brunch spot right in the heart of Banff town centre.
When: Sundays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Elk & Oarsman
The timber and river rock décor and beautiful stone fireplace make The Elk & Oarsman a true favourite for locals. While taking in the impressive mountain views, enjoy traditional salmon or wild mushroom eggs Benedict, bacon and eggs just the way you like them, Canadian breakfast poutine, or a breakfast parfait.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
If you’re looking for some breakfast comfort food after a night out on the town, Coyotes Southwestern Grill has you covered. Specializing in fresh, made-from-scratch food, their menu is something to write home about. Try the huevos rancheros, a definite local’s favourite!
When: Daily, 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The Maple Leaf
The Maple Leaf in the heart of downtown Banff serves up an authentically Canadian brunch daily. Their log cabin design is sure to warm your soul no matter the season. Known for their maple bacon as well as their Canadian Bacon Benedict, a trip to Banff simply isn’t complete without a stop here.
When: Daily, until 12:30 p.m.
The Sleeping Buffalo
The Sleeping Buffalo of the Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a perfect choice for those wanting to try Alberta game meats. The chefs at The Sleeping Buffalo create their own Elk Cranberry Sausages that accompany their mixed grill breakfast. If you’re craving something a little lighter, try the wild mushroom omelet. Their new café even allows you to grab breakfast options anytime throughout the day and presents you their own line of jams and preserves to take home with you.
When: Daily, 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Drop into Tooloulou’s for an authentic Louisiana-style brunch. Their menu includes southern-inspired peach recipes like mascarpone and peaches as well as peach and pecan pancakes. They’re sure to satisfy any craving with their wide array of brunch options which even includes a selection of chicken and waffles.
When: Daily, until 2 p.m.
Poppy Brasserie - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Before heading out on an unforgettable adventure into the breathtaking scenery of Lake Louise, indulge in a gourmet, buffet breakfast at Poppy Brasserie. Set in the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, bask in the natural light and magical views that pour in through the expansive windows while you’re treated to an assortment of delicious breakfast treats.
When: Daily, 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.