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The Real Banff Blog / Published: Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:38

Experience Authentic Canadian Cuisine in Banff and Lake Louise

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For over a century, visitors with a taste for adventure have been coming to Banff National Park to take in its stunning rivers, forests, lakes and rugged mountain vistas—and to experience its unique brand of Canadian hospitality. Whether you’re staying in a cozy mountain lodge or a luxury resort, hitting the slopes or hopping into a sightseeing gondola for a new perspective, Rocky Mountain experiences are fuelled by farm to table (and glacier to glass) cuisine you’ll only find in this vibrant mountain town.

Anyone who visits Banff works up an appetite; breakfasts are hearty, dining rooms comfortable, often with wood-burning fireplaces, windows overlooking mountain ranges, and an intimacy you can only find nestled in such an exceptional place. There are trendy patios and a bustling nightlife, with pubs, bars, even a saloon—all within walking distance. 

With so many ingredients sourced from around the province, Banff chefs, brewers, bakers, distillers and chocolatiers take inspiration from their surroundings, bringing the outdoors in. Some grow and forage, others build lasting relationships with local farms, ranchers, cooperatives and producers to present western Canadian cuisine to the world stage. All build on the history of Banff National Park to define their sense of place, creating accessible dining experiences that may be world-class, but are never pretentious.  

- Julie Van Rosendaal, "Dinner With Julie"  

Don't miss Taste For Adventure: a 16-day culinary celebration in Banff and Lake Louise from October 25 - November 9, 2017. Savour limited-time menus created by award-winning chefs, take advantage of special dine and stay packages, and explore new culinary experiences and events that will inspire as much awe as the landscape. Learn more - Taste For Adventure.

Looking to try authentic Canadian cuisine for yourself?  

1888   Chop house

Alpine Social 

Baker Creek Bistro 

The Bison Restaurant and Terrace 

Caribou Lounge

Chuck's Steakhouse  

Crave Mountain Grill   


The Evergreen  

Juniper Bistro 

Lakeview Lounge 

Maple Leaf Grille and Lounge    

Mt.Fairview Dining Room 

Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar 

Rocky Mountain Flatbread 

Saltlik Steakhouse

Sky Bistro 

Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room 

Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar  

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