Lake Louise


Lake Louise Restaurants

For years, a major guidebook publisher advised its readers to “eat at your hotel” in Lake Louise. Not only was this unhelpful, it was misleading—the village of Lake Louise may exist only to serve travellers, but there are good cafes and restaurants serving all budgets.

Best Lake Louise Restaurants

As Banff National Park residents, we dine out in Lake Louise frequently, and so can confidently recommend the following favourite cafes and restaurants from least to most expensive:

Laggan’s Mountain Bakery (bakery)

Trailhead Café (café)

Bill Peyto’s Cafe (inexpensive)

Banded Peak Base Camp (outdoor smokehouse)

Station Restaurant (upscale Canadian)

Post Hotel Dining Room (European)

Dining options at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise include light meals at the Guide’s Pantry, afternoon tea at the Fairview Room, and buffet breakfast and Mediterranean-inspired dinners at Louiza. At peak times, the Chateau only allows registered guests in their dining facilities.

Bill Peyto’s Café.

Bill Peyto’s Café.