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Wine and Dine

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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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  • Enjoy a dine-around at Banff restaurants that specialize in Canadian Rocky Mountain Cuisine
  • Arrange a cooking class with one of Banff’s top chefs

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 & 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 & 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