Canadian Rockies Restaurants

Whether you’re in search of an inexpensive snack for the family or silver service, you can find it in the Canadian Rockies, which has over 200 restaurants, mostly in the towns of Banff, Canmore, and Jasper. The quality of food varies greatly. Some restaurants revolve solely around the tourist trade, while others have reputations that attract diners who have been known to stay overnight just to eat at their favourite haunt.

Bear’s Paw Bakery in Jasper.

While the quality of food is most people’s number one priority when dining out, the level of service (or lack of it) also comes into play in the Canadian Rockies, especially if you are paying big bucks for a fine-dining meal. Getting it all right—good food, top-notch service, and a memorable ambiance—in a tourism-oriented region is rare.

Bluebird is an upscale mountain-rustic dining room in Banff.

For details on restaurants in specific regions, click through these links:

Banff National Park
Lake Louise
Jasper National Park
Yoho National Park
Kananaskis Country
Waterton Lakes National Park

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